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Beautiful, spacious, comfortable, and fitted to rigorous safety standards, the crew look forward to welcoming you onboard! Join Elke 'the Shark Lady' on this epic voyage around the Red Sea.

Shark Week Red Sea, 31st October 2022

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Join us on the 31st October 2022 for this one-week long extraordinary shark diving holiday. Hosted by our friend, biologist Dr Elke Bojanowski (AKA the Shark Lady) who will guide us around some of the world’s most pristine reefs. Elke, who has been in the Egyptian Red Sea since 2004 also heads up the fantastic charity www.redseasharks.org. As well as taking you to see sharks up close and personal she will do regular talks throughout the week on the different shark species in the Red Sea, how to dive with sharks safely, why sharks are so important to the health of our oceans, the plight of sharks and how you can help her research.

M/Y Scuba Scene is a steel-hulled liveaboard, 43 m long and 9 m wide., fitted to rigorous safety standards. She is spacious, comfortable and beautifully laid out, with a maximum capacity for 26 diving guests. Two large speedboats fitted with tank racks and dive ladders are supporting the diving activities.

This boat comes highly recommended for shark and pelagic lovers – luxury yacht, friendly crew, knowledgable guides, and delicious food.

Cost

The price is £1265pp and includes 7 nights accommodation in a twin room, all meals, soft drinks, snacks, tea & coffee, 6 days diving, 12 ltr tank and weights and airport transfers.

A suite is available at £150pp extra based on 2 people sharing

Optional extras:

Nitrox £70 for the week

15 ltr tank £45 for the week

Other options available on request

Overview

Visit some of the most famous Red Sea dive sites: the Marine Parks of Brother Islands & Daedalus, as well as Elphinstone – all spectacular drop-offs with a chance for pelagic action.

Weather permitting – and depending on departure & arrival ports, we will spend anything between a couple of dives to a full two days at the different sites…

Beautifully laid-out across her four decks, the lower deck holds 8 of the 9 twin cabins, fitted – like all the other cabins – with a private bathroom, small fridge, and adjustable A/C unit. On the main deck are a spacious dive deck and platform, with plenty of room for all diving equipment, and a camera table and charging points. From the dive deck, enter our well designed dining area/salon, where all our meals are served throughout your trip.

Further, towards the bow, find our four suites – again fitted with private bathrooms, small fridges, and adjustable A/C units, as well as the kitchen.

The upper deck holds one of our three sundecks, our spacious and comfortable salon, another twin as well as the dive guide cabin, plus the captain’s cabin and second sundeck.

The top deck provides lots of shaded areas to relax in and our third sundeck, ready with cooled drinks in the two upstairs fridges, as well as the flybridge.

The team managing the boat consists of two people with years of experience in the Red Sea diving industry, especially liveaboards, Ahmed Fadel and Dr. Elke Bojanowski.

Ahmed is a tech instructor, that has worked in different areas of diving over the last 20 years, mostly on liveaboards. He is the current operations manager of TDI/SDI Middleast.
Elke is a divemaster and biologist specialising on the study of Red Sea shark populations, and the founder of the Red Sea Sharks Trust, a registered charity for shark awareness and conservation. She has worked on Egyptian liveaboards for 16 years.

Their combined experience and different specialities make them ideal organizers and hosts of your Red Sea diving liveaboards.

 43m Length, 9m Beam  15kts (2 x 1,400HP)  26 Guests, 13 Cabins
 Double & Twin Cabins  Full En-Suite  Warm Water Showers
 In Cabin Mini-Bar  Individual Air-Con  Stocked Bar
 WIFI  Daily Cabin Service  NITROX
 2 Tenders (85HP)  Radar, GPS, VHF, Sounder  Fire Alarm
 Fire Extinguishers  Life Vests, Flares  O2, First Aid Kit

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

DAEDALUS REEF

This huge tear-drop shaped reef rises from the sea bed in the middle of the Red Sea, 80km offshore and more than 300km south of Hurghada. Easily recognised by its zebra-striped lighthouse, this reef offers some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea. The sheer walls are covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish.

Napoleon wrasses and turtles are often cruising by, but make sure you keep your eyes open on the blue! Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen… oceanic white tip, grey reef and thresher sharks are often sighted, but Daedalus is most famous for its scalloped hammerhead sharks which can often be seen in large schools out in the blue during the summer months. The sheer size of this reef means that you can do several dives here and never get bored!

BROTHER ISLANDS

The northernmost part of Egypt’s offshore marine park is made up of two islands 60km away from the coast and 140km south from Hurghada. The larger island (complete with a lighthouse from 1883) is 400 metres long with a spectacular plateau on the south east corner which is dotted with coral mountains and famous for thresher and grey reef shark sightings. The western side of the island has two impressive wrecks which both lie almost vertical on the side of the reef. The most spectacular is the Numidia, a large cargo steamer which sank in 1901 and now lies on the tip of the island between 10 and 80 metres covered in soft corals and frequented by large pelagic predators. The smaller wreck of the Aida (sitting between 30 and 65 metres) was a lighthouse authority supply vessel which sank in bad weather in 1957.

The smaller island, whilst only a little over 200 metres long, hosts an incredible concentration and variety of marine life. There is a pristine fan coral forest, a massive collection of hard and soft corals and compelling overhangs to explore. The highlight is the fish life; with regular seasonal sightings of hammerhead, thresher, grey reef and oceanic whitetip sharks.

ELPHINSTONE REEF

A Red Sea legend; a finger shaped reef, with north and south plateaus covered in hard and soft corals, unpredictable and exciting this truly is an awesome reef where hammerhead sharks are regularly spotted in the summer and oceanic whitetip sharks often congregate in large numbers during late autumn.

Cost includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • 7-night accommodation on board
  • Meals & snacks on board
  • Water, soft drinks, tea & coffee
  • Standard 12l cylinder (DIN/INT) & air fills
  • Weights (& weight belts, if required)
  • Marine Park & Port Fees

Cost excludes

  • Tourist visa (to be paid on arrival at the airport)
  • Nitrox fills (can be prepaid)
  • Rental equipment (can be prepaid)
  • Diving Courses (can be prepaid)
  • Onboard merchandising
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for crew & guides
  • Covid tests if required
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Shark Week Red Sea, 31st October 2022