Photo above: Oceanic White Tip Shark photographed by Dr Elke Bojanowski at Daedalus Reef on 4th October 2021.
Thanks to the work of Dr Elke Bojanowski and her Red Sea Sharks Trust, we can tell you that the individual male Oceanic White Tip Shark was first documented in 2014 at the Brothers. He was given the ID-number clo-0786, one of more than 1000 individual oceanics identified and catalogued in the largest database for this species in the world.
He was resighted at the same location in 2015, and then reappeared in 2019, this time in Daedalus Reef. And this is exactly where he was spotted again just a couple of weeks ago, by now a fully grown male Oceanic White Tip Shark.
It is this kind of unique knowledge that Elke is sharing with guests on her dedicated SHARK WEEKS on M/Y SCUBA SCENE in the Egyptian Red Sea.
None of the other shark-themed weeks can provide you with a similar level of personal involvement in local shark research, years of experience and background knowledge, a consequence of thousands of dives with sharks – especially Oceanic White Tip Sharks – in Egyptian waters across the last 17 years.
The valuable work conducted by the Red Sea Sharks Trust under Elke’s guidance means we now know even more about Oceanic White Tip populations in the Red Sea as well as other threatened shark species. Shark tourism is helping to make sharks more valuable alive than killed for their fins.
Interested in joining one of the Red Sea Shark Trust’s shark trips with Elke?
While shark sightings cannot be guaranteed, the choice of itineraries maximizes the chances, and you have the option to join Elke’s informative afternoon presentations throughout the week.
The next available SHARK WEEK spaces are available aboard M/Y SCUBA SCENE on 27th November 2021 departing from Hurghada. Find out more HERE and secure your spot today!
Calling all ocean torchbearers in Hurghada, Egypt!
As part of PADI AWARE Week, we are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between PADI, PADI AWARE, Seiko, HEPCA, and CDWS. Join them for an extraordinary underwater clean-up event at Magawish Island, Hurghada, on the 13th September 2023.
Guided by local PADI dive centers and marine experts from HEPCA, you can participate in a Dive Against Debris and make a tangible difference in saving our ocean.
Imagine diving into the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea, surrounded by vibrant marine life, while actively contributing to its preservation. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your local dive community and experience the wonders of this remarkable ecosystem.
Participants can also enjoy some fantastic giveaways, including hats, T-shirts, metal water bottles, and more.
- Date: 13th September 2023
- Time: 10am
- Location: Magawish Island, Hurghada
- Requirements: Participants must be PADI Open Water certified
To secure your spot simply sign up here or contact a participating local PADI Dive Center in Hurghada.
Participating PADI Dive Centers at time of writing:
|Blue Paradise Diving Center||Scuba Diving in Hurghada | Diving Holidays | Blue Paradise|
|Scuba World Makadi||Diving in Makadi Bay – courses, daily diving, snorkeling (scubaworlddivers.com)|
|Aquarius Diving Club Grand Hotel||Aquarius Diving Club Hurghada – Home (aquariusredsea.com)|
|Aquarius Diving Club Marriott||Aquarius Diving Club Hurghada – Home (aquariusredsea.com)|
|Colona Dive Center||Home | Colona Divers|
|Diving Star||Diving in Hurghada – Diving School | Diving Star Egypt (diving-star.com)|
|Chloe’s Diving Centre||Chloe’s Diving Center | Hurghada city | PADI Dive Center|
Emperor Divers welcome divers to Seven Seas with 20% off
The much-loved Red Sea liveaboard Seven Seas has become a full member of the Emperor Divers fleet.
Having worked in collaboration with the Seven Seas team in recent months, Emperor have now integrated her into their fleet to make her their flagship vessel in the region.
Seven Seas has won the “Best Liveaboard in the Red Sea” award on five occasions which speaks volumes for the quality of trip she offers. She is a true icon of liveaboard holidays in this region providing a great diving experience from truly elegant surroundings.
At 41 metres long with 12 spacious cabins – each with marble clad en-suite and separate shower room – there is plenty of room to relax, while the five-star service on board includes sensational food and wonderful facilities. She is perfect for diving as the large deck has spacious and powerful zodiac tenders with ladders.
The view from the barbecue lounge – where freshly-grilled food is produced – on the upper deck is amazing while there is also a large dining room, welcoming bar and beautiful sundeck.
Bringing such a fantastic boat into the team is a real cause for celebration at Emperor who will now do everything they can to continue providing the high-quality diving holidays for which Seven Seas is renowned.
SPECIAL WELCOME OFFER – GET 20% OFF!
Anyone booking a 2023 sailing on Seven Seas will receive 20% off the cost of their trip. That’s a massive saving and a great way to welcome Seven Seas to the Emperor family.
For more, visit www.emperordivers.com