Project Shark: Simply the Best
- 01 Oct 21
- 8 days / 7 nights approx 18 dives
- 08 Oct 21
M/Y Blue Melody is the third vessel in the Blue O Two Fleet and underwent a complete interior re-fit in 2008, followed by an update in early 2016.
This spacious liveaboard boasts a large dining area, separate sky lounge with state of the art...
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.
You will be joined on board for the duration of the safari by our experienced Blue O Two Project Shark trip host, Paul Vinten. Paul is our resident marine biologist and will conduct seminars giving divers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the biology and behaviour of sharks. Paul has vast experience as a marine biologist, helping to set up the largest aquarium in Europe where he looked after the nurse sharks. He worked as a dive guide in the Great Barrier Reef and has extensive experience in the Red Sea. There will also be a chance to learn about globally endangered marine species and what as divers we can do to aid their protection.
If for any reason Paul is unavailable to host this trip due to circumstances outside of our control, we will provide you with an alternative, suitably qualified and experienced dive guide. For the avoidance of doubt, any change in dive guide does not give you the right to amend, change or cancel your holiday, and any changes made will be subject to our normal terms and conditions.
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.
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.
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.
The itinerary above is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be 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 itinerary can depart from and arrive to either Port Ghalib or Hurghada, which will influence the order of the itinerary and the dive sites available at the start and end of the week. Please note that ports are subject to change.
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The itinerary below 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 several overnight sailings.
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