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Dive the Red Sea Shark Week in Egypt with DDS

November 27, 2023 - December 4, 2023

Join Dan’s Dive Shop as we participate in a Dive the Red Sea Shark Week in Egypt for an amazing scuba diving trip aboard a luxury yacht from November 27-December 4, 2023. We have charted an entire 5 star yacht for a week of fabulous wreck and reef diving.

The dive itinerary is Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone Reefs (SHARK WEEK). You will get to dive all the best reefs of the Red Sea during the best time of the year to spot sharks! The Red Sea is home to the following species:  hammerheads, silkys, silvertips, grey reef, oceanic whitetips, threshers and whale sharks. The walls of Daedalus and Elphinstone reef are known for their abundance of life and frequent pelagic visitors such as manta rays & tuna. Dr. Elke Bojanowski participates in Shark Week and hosts informative presentations on shark behavior and shark conservation efforts in the Red Sea including her own research. This is a Recreational & Technical friendly trip.

Make the most of your trip to Egypt with options available to add a tour to visit the pyramids, cruise the Nile or relax at a Red Sea beach resort! Our DDS Travel Advisor will assist you with both flights and/or tours for a memorable trip of a lifetime. Or make your own arrangements and meet us at the boat!

Trip Price (USD)

$1,880 US per person Twin Cabin

$1,980 US per person Suite Cabin

Refundable Deposit of only $100 CDN to reserve your spot!

Trip Price Includes

Full board in a double occupancy private en-suite cabin

3 dives per day plus night dives

Dive guides, tanks, and weights/belts

Round-trip ground transfers from/to airport/hotel and vessel

All meals, snacks, coffee, tea, juices, sodas

Marine park and port fees

VAT (Value Added Tax) $160.00 USD

Does not include: Airfare, Nitrox, Scuba Gear, Gratuities, Land Accommodation & Alcohol. Byob or purchase on board.

M/Y Scuba Scene * New Boat Coming Soon *

One of the largest dive liveaboards on the Red Sea, the Scuba Scene is 141 feet long and was extensively renovated in 2021. Guest cabins and lounge areas are beautifully laid-out across four decks. You can expect world cuisine dining from an on-board chef and the trip includes all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

World Class Yacht

The upper and top decks hold three sundecks, a spacious and comfortable salon, and flybridge. Shaded areas and fridges with cold drinks available on the top sundeck. Plenty of space to relax post diving. On the main deck Suite Cabins are fitted with king beds, private bathrooms, small fridges, adjustable A/C units and large picture windows. The main deck also has a spacious dive deck and platform, with plenty of room for all diving equipment, and a camera table and charging points. Also on the main deck is the dining area/salon where meals are served throughout your trip. Twin Cabins are located on the lower deck each with two twin beds, a private bathroom, small fridge, and adjustable A/C unit.

Experienced Crew

Scuba Scene is managed by two people with years of experience in the Red Sea. Ahmed Fadel is a tech instructor, that has worked in different areas of diving over the last 20 years. Dr. Elke Bojanowski aka The Shark Lady’ is a biologist specializing on the study of Red Sea shark populations, and the founder of the Red Sea Sharks Trust. She oversees the vessel’s citizen scientist program which focuses on shark research and conservation.

Diving the Red Sea

The Red Sea has some of the best diving in the world, known for amazing colourful coral and marine life. The rich and colourful, soft and hard corals brim with sea creatures. Sharks, manta rays, dolphins, rare nudibranchs and long-nosed hawkfish, among others are frequently spotted. Brothers Islands also have the wrecks of the Aida & Numidia to visit.

Onboard Scuba Scene has a spacious dive deck, camera table and hard bottom tenders with individual tank racks. Nitrox 32 as well as custom mixes available. Full recreational equipment is available for rental.

Technical rental equipment available includes: 16 CF  side-mounted pony tank, Manifold twinsets, 100 CF, 80 CF, 50 CF stages with rigging, Rebreather cylinder sets  & Stage regulators.

Scuba Scene is Recreational and Technical friendly. This trip is suitable for all divers with a minimum Advanced Diver certification and a minimum 30 logged dives. If you are OW or have less than 30 dives and would like to join the trip please contact Dan’s Dive Shop to get you in the water and ready for the trip.

Hurghada

Hurghada is an Egyptian resort town along 40km of beach considered one of the safest areas in Egypt. There is lots to see and do with fantastic hotels at reasonable prices. Arrive early, beat the jet lag and spend a couple nights relaxing on the beach and experiencing Egypt before your trip departure.

Airfare

It is advised to arrive in Hurghada by November 26th for your trip. Return flights to Canada can be booked to depart on Monday Dec 4 after 10am. Flights can be booked together with the DDS group in December 2022 and will be arranged by our Travel Advisor. Current pricing is approx $1200 Toronto to Hurgarda round trip or $900 for Toronto to Cairo round trip.

Land Tours, Optional Add-On

Land Tours will be taken care as part of the DDS Group and will include accommodations and transport to/ from Hurghada. Full pricing and tour details will be available in 2023. Land Tours prices range from $600-$1200 US. Land Tour options include:

2 or 4 Day Tours of Cairo and Pyramids to see the Pyramids of Giza & Sakarra including the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, Memphis—the capital of Ancient Egypt, Civilization Museum, Sultan Hassan Mosque, and Dinner Cruise.

3 Nights on the Nile aboard a 5-Star Luxury Cruise. Tour ancient Egyptian temples, tombs and villages in Luxor, Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Aswan.

Trip Itinerary: Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone (SHARK WEEK)

Departure: November 27, 2023 at 5pm in Hurghada, Egypt

Disembark: December 4, 2023 at 10am Hurghada, Egypt

Price $1880 US Twin Cabin or $1980 US Suite Cabin

Additional Details Single supplement or non diver is full rate. This trip is suitable for singe divers or couples of all ages. This trip is not suitable for snorkelers. All cabins are double occupancy.

Trip Payments Deposit due at booking $75 US / $100 CDN. Payment of $655 US due November 20, 2022. Final payment due August 20, 2023.

Cancellation Policy Cancel by November 20, 2022 for a full refund. Cancel by May 20, 2023 for a full refund minus a $75 administrative fee. All payments after May 20, 2023 are non refundable. Trip payments are transferrable at any time to a new booking. If you need to cancel your spot we will do our best to fill it.

COVID Cancellations If borders are closed at the time of travel, then a rebooking will be allowed. If a guest tests positive prior to arrival and is not permitted to travel, a rebook will be allowed. A positive test result within 5 days of trip date must be provided. Rebooked trips will be reinvoiced and any difference in fare and fees will be assessed.

Travel Insurance is Strongly Advised to protect you and your trip investment. It is also recommended that all divers have diving accident insurance. Allianz All Inclusive Insurance Plans are available for purchase and cover scuba diving activities with limitations.

For More Information about the trip you can also visit All Star Livaboards FAQ

Questions or ready to book? Visit the shop or email fawn.messer@fcitravel.ca

Travel Arrangements by

Fawn Messer, Flight Centre Independent Travel Consultant

329 Welland Ave, St Catharines ON

Phone: 905-984-2160 or 1-800-268-DANS

Email: fawn.messer@fcitravel.ca

CPBC #2790 | TICO#50016384 | OPC#702971

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Start:
November 27, 2023
End:
December 4, 2023
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