This Summer will be our fifth consecutive year for our very popular Shark Safari's.
There are not many spaces left, as the people who have been on the previous Shark Safaris, have snapped up the places. However there are still a few.
The Available Safari starts on 4th July 2020 from Hurghada for a week, and will head for Shark waters, namely Brothers, Elphinstone and Daedalus. Some tour operators call this itinerary "Simply The Best".
If you want to see sharks, you have a great chance of seeing them in the Summer months at the locations we will be heading for. We haven't failed to spot at least five different species of shark during our week long Sharks Safari's. We even got to see Whale sharks, Manta and Dolphin in the water. There's even a FREE Shark Awareness Course you can sit on while on the Liveaboard.
If anyone would like to take up the last few spaces, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org reference Shark Safari 2020.
Yes, they are back. If you book early enough, you can get good deals on a Direct Easy Jet flight from Manchester to Sharm with Easy Jet.
We've said for Years that you get the best diving in Sharm during June, so what way to celebrate direct flights returning to Sharm from UK than booking a holiday to come and dive with us at Elite during June.
"The early Bird Catches The Worm". So don't wait and don't hesitate. Book your Easy Jet flights now while they are still low.
Keep your eye's peeled for Easy Jet flying from other airports in the UK soon.
Mola Mola have been seen from time to time in Sharm but they are very rare here, and when they have been seen, it's usually a fleeting glance from the boat as we pass them in the water and then they dive deep straight away.
This time was an exception, not only one, not even two, but THREE Mola Tectra, (very close family to Mola Mola - Sun Fish) and they weren't in a rush to flee, giving our divers a ring side seat as the three cartoon like characters swam in formation around and past them, in no hurry whatsoever.
Let's hope they will pay us a visit on a regular basis.
For the photo, a big THANK YOU goes to Andrej Hajdinjak who dives with us about three times per year. As they say, You got to be in it to win it. Well done Andrej
10 very interesting facts about Sunfish
1. Mola mola is actually the scientific name of the ocean sunfish. Along with three other family members, its closest relatives are the puffer and triggerfishes.
2. The largest ocean sunfish weighed 2.5 tons — which is comparable to an SUV — and the fish is considered the heaviest of the world’s bony fishes.
3. Despite lacking a tail, the ocean sunfish uses its modified dorsal and anal fins for powerful and agile propulsion.
4. The sunfish may sunbathe to regulate its body temp. After making deep dives in cold water, its time spent lazing at the surface is extended.
5. They lack a swim bladder — a fish’s version of a buoyancy compensator — but it has a layer of subcutaneous jelly that keeps it neutrally buoyant in seawater.
6. The sunfish has just 16 vertebrae, the fewest of any fish. Humans, in comparison, have 33.
7. Bycatch is considered the gravest threat to the ocean sunfish. In a South African fishery, an estimated 340,000 mola were caught in a single year.
8. The sunfish is prone to infestation by parasites, harboring some 54 species. It co-opts seabirds and other fishes, and sometimes even breaches to help rid itself of these pests.
9. The fish is one of the most prolific of all vertebrates: one female can produce an estimated 300 million tiny eggs per clutch.
10. The sunfish can make dives up to 490 meter deep, and one tagged individual traveled 1,800 km in three months.
Thanks for the video Andrej Hajdinjak.
As the direct flight ban from UK to Sharm has been lifted, Alun, Moyra and perhaps G (if he's not too busy in Sharm), have decided to exhibit in the Go Diving dive show at Coventry 21-23 February 2020 on The Egyptian Tourism Stand.
We won't have a big team there, but I'm sure some of the team that has helped us in the past will pop in to say hello.
The main point of attending most shows is to introduce ourselves to Divers that don't yet know us, and to tell them about the magnificent dive sites that we can take them to. Also to offer our services to people who want to learn or further develop their diver skills.
A big advantage to us attending these shows, is that we also get to meet up with divers who already dive with us. Most British dive shows are like a big reunion, so I hope many of the divers who have dived with us previously will pop to see us to say hello, and even meet up with us at the end of the day, perhaps for a drink or meal together.
We also love seeing them wearing their elite Shirts or Hoodies.
To try and win a VIP package for Go Diving click here
To get more information on the Go Diving show click here
Contact Go Dive for tickets and ask for their 2 for 1 offer.
Let us know if you'll be calling to see Alun, Moyra and perhaps G at the stand. e.mail Moyra on email@example.com
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