11 Apr 2022 08:00 – 18 Apr 2022 20:00
The aim of ‘Project Shark’ is to highlight the global issues facing sharks, with a Red Sea focus, as well as enjoying some of the most spectacular reefs that the Red Sea has to offer.
Taking in the world-famous marine parks at Brothers and Daedalus, this thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop-offs is perfect for divers keen to glimpse some big animals at these remote off-shore reefs.
Learn about the biology and behaviour of sharks within the Red Sea with nightly lectures from a representative of the “Red Sea Sharks” trust.Founded by our expert dive guide and marine biologist, Elke Bojanowski PhD, in her quest to track and collect basic population data on oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus Longimanus), in the Egyptian Red Sea.
Elke began the Longimanus Project in October 2004 and since this date, she has been actively collecting underwater photographs and video-clips of Oceanic Whitetip Sharks for catalogue, review and analysis. Since 2012 the project has expanded to become Red Sea Sharks and increased its scope to include Grey Reef and Silky Shark catalogues and monitoring for many shark species.
- Day 1: Visit dive sites local to your departure port for three dives (a check dive, practice zodiac dive and night dive) before heading out to the marine parks.
- Days 2-5: We normally plan to spend a day each at Big Brother, Small Brother, Daedalus and the Elphinstone area.
Normally you will have the opportunity to make three dives per day (night dives are not permitted in the marine parks). Please note that this itinerary will only spend one day at the Brothers if sailing either to or from Port Ghalib.
- Day 6: After a week of drop-offs, enjoy two relaxed morning dives local to your arrival port allowing you to cruise into harbour in the early afternoon. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt’s famous hospitality before your journey home the next day.
PLEASE NOTE The itinerary above is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes one or two overnight sailings.
On all of our trips our experienced team of instructors and divemasters can provide courses such as: