Red Sea Shark Week

M/Y Sea Legend

Twin Cabin

Dive Rib

Dive Deck

Video of a previous Shark Week Trip

Shark Week - 23rd October - 30th October 2023 - Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone

C-Life invite you to this unique Shark Week itinerary. Departing from Hurghada and visiting The Brothers, Daedulus and Elphinstone. Minimum recommended diver qualification is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent with 30 logged dives. Enriched Air Diver certification is an advantage to obtain nitrox onboard. The week is Tec friendly.


The aim of 'Shark Week' is to highlight the global issues facing sharks, with a Red Sea focus, as well as enjoying some of the most spectacular reefs and wrecks that the Red Sea has to offer. 


Short description

Visit some of the most famous Red Sea dive sites with biologist Dr. Elke Bojanowski and Ahmed Fadel Tech Instructor, who both manage the boat diving the Marine Parks of Brother Islands & Daedalus, Elphinstone & the St. John's plateau - all offering spectacular drop-offs with a chance for pelagic action.

While the shark sightings cannot be guaranteed, the itineraries are maximizing the chances for shark sightings in the respective season.

Join the informative presentations on shark biology, behaviour, conservation & research, given by Elke, the founder of the Red Sea Sharks Trust, experienced dive guide and shark researcher.

                                      

During this week, divers will experience pristine diving, as well as becoming involved in a fundamental study of one of the world's most unique marine habitats - the Red Sea. The week will involve close encounters with sharks, manta rays and whale sharks (although these sightings cannot be guaranteed!) with the possibility to observe them in their natural habitat and donate vital information to the study.


Founded by our expert dive guide and marine biologist, Elke Bojanowski Ph.D, in her quest to track and collect basic population data on oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus Longimanus), in the Egyptian Red Sea. Shark Specialty Courses offered on trip.


Elke began the Longimanus Project in October 2004 and since this date she has been actively collecting underwater photographs and video-clips of the Oceanic Whitetip for catalogue, review and analysis. Joining the blue o two team in 2007, Elke unifies blue o two's unique panel of expert dive guides; all offering our divers exceptional skills in scuba diving, marine studies and underwater audio-visual production.


Dates

23rd-30th October 2023


M/Y Sea Legend

Scuba Scene’s Sea Legend is a luxury steel-hulled liveaboard located in the Red Sea. She is 42 m long, fitted to rigorous safety standards and makes a great home from home to enjoy some of the worlds best dive sites.


She is spacious, comfortable, and beautifully laid out, with a maximum capacity for 32 diving guests but limited to 28 for extra comfort. Two large speedboats fitted with tank racks and dive ladders make life easier for divers – no more being hauled into a rib and face planting on the dive gear.


This boat comes highly recommended for shark and pelagic lovers, TEC divers and fans of coral and wrecks – a luxury yacht, friendly crew, knowledgeable guides, and delicious buffet food.


She is also equipped with NITROX, is RE-BREATHER FRIENDLY, TEC-DIVING FRIENDLY AND PHOTOGRAPHY FRIENDLY. Offers to carry a minimum of 2-3 dive guides. Twinsets, Sidemount cylinders available to hire too. Deck Plan


Scuba Scene are building a new boat for 2023 which boasts to be THE BEST IN THE RED SEA and will have a Swimming Pool too !


The route and time of year of this itinerary have been specifically chosen to increase your chance of diving with sharks. There will also be optional evening seminars to help you learn more about sharks in the Red Sea.


The week will offer the opportunity to

  • Learn about the biology and behaviour of sharks within the Red Sea
  • Learn and develop skills in marine biological studies; collecting data, species identification and analysing data
  • Learn about globally endangered marine species and what we can do as divers to ensure their protection
  • Enjoy fantastic diving on some of the most unique Red Sea reefs
  • Experience potential close encounters with sharks, manta rays and whale sharks*


Expertly run

Shark Week is delivered by our Scuba Scene team of expert dive guides, who will conduct seminars giving divers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the biology and behaviour of sharks within the Red Sea. There will also be a chance to learn about globally endangered marine species and what as a diver we can do to aid their protection.


Why join this itinerary

Encounters with endangered species allows divers to add a greater purpose to their Red Sea holiday, so anyone who has an active interest in the preservation of the marine environment and its inhabitants would enjoy this itinerary. However, important to bear in mind is that as well as learning from experts about marine bio-studies within the Red Sea, divers will enjoy daily diving on very special reefs; Brother Islands and Elphinstone Reefs, as well as Daedalus Reef, St. Johns, Zabagrad and Rocky Islands on allocated weeks, making this an equally enjoyable week for those just wanting to enjoy the diving.


Included

  • Transfer from/to Hurghada airport
  • 7-night accommodation on board
  • Last day before flight home Hotel day use facility in Hurghada
  • All Meals & snacks on board
  • Water, soft drinks, tea & coffee (From proper coffee machine)
  • Standard 12L cylinder (DIN/INT) & air fills
  • Weights (& weight belts, if required)
  • Marine Park & Port Fees


Not Included

  • 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

Whale Shark

Hammerhead Shark

Manta Ray

Oceanic Whitetip

Sample itinerary

**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.


This sample route is based on the vessel departing from and arriving back to HURGHADA however this itinerary can also be run from and to Port Ghalib and so therefore the order of sites can vary.


Day 1 - Gota Abu Ramada x 3 - overnight sail

Day 2 - Big Brother - Numidia and Aida Wrecks

Day 3 - Small Brother

Day 4 - Daedalus

Day 5 - Elphinstone

Day 6 - Panorama/Abu Kaffan, Abu Hashish


Itinerary highlights

Big Brother: A 400 metre long island offering fabulous wreck diving and wall diving. The wreck of the Numidia lies on the northern tip between 10 and 80 metres. The north-west side of the island houses the wreck of the Aida. On every section of this reef the wall is covered with corals and life.


Little Brother: Boasts a very high concentration of life within a very small area. Fan coral forests, overhangs, hard and soft corals in a variety of astonishing colours… and of course there are plenty of fish! With regular sightings of hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey sharks and white tip reef sharks, at the right time of year.


Daedalus: This huge reef rises from the seabed in the middle of the Red Sea. Easily recognized by its zebra-striped lighthouse, this massive 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 reef sharks, grey reef sharks, a lonesome hammerhead shark or schools of them. The excitement and the sheer size of this reef means that you can do several dives and not get bored!


Elphinstone Reef: A Red Sea legend. One of the most beautiful reefs, with its north and south plateau's covered in hard and soft corals, this truly is an awesome reef.                                           


Navigation and Safety

First Aid, First Aiders, Emergency Oxygen, Oxygen Administrators, Life Jackets, Life Rafts, Tag & Dive System, Tender Safety Boxes, VHF Ship to tender radios, Fire Fighting Equipment, Engine Room Fire Control System


Extras

We can offer dive insurance

Costs

£

One week Liveaboard

£1500 + Flights, (Price released 9 mnths prior to departure)

Deposit 

£375

Extras


Extra Legroom on flights

£80 return - CALL

Insurance

CALL

Single Cabin Supplement

£CALL

Dive Computer

£40/$55/week

Visa plus meet and great service by Blue O Two

£28 in Hurghada Airport

Up to 32% Nitrox

unlimited Nitrox @$100 or $8/fill

15L Hire

$57/week inc

2 x 2L Evo or 2 x 3L Inspiration Cylinder Hire

$97/week

6L, Ali Bailout Stage inc rigging

$51/week

Sofnolime

£12/kg used

Extra 12l Hire i.e Sidemount

$51/week

Non Club Members Rate Supplement

£100


Dinning Area

1 or 3 Sun Decks

Bathroom

Lounge