Invitation – 2017 Red Sea Photo Safari
Deep South – St John’s: 24 June to 1 July 2017
Please join me on a wonderful Red Sea Liveaboard Safari to the Deep South / St John’s and spend time with friendly divers and underwater photographers of all levels from across the globe! Everyone is welcome!
I’ve been travelling to the Red Sea in Egypt since 2005 and keep on going back. The Red Sea has it all, from colourful coral gardens and plunging walls, to cave systems, wrecks, schools of fish, dolphins, sharks and rays, right through to the tiniest of critters – and with warm, clear water to match, what more could you want?
My husband Deon and I own and run Indigo Scuba in Gordon’s Bay, South Africa and every year we arrange a group dive trip to the Red Sea.
This year, we’ll be travelling to the very Deep South of the Red Sea and exploring the famous St Johns reef system which lies a hair’s-width above the Sudanese border, as well as diving Fury Shoal, the Habillis, Dangerous Reef, Gota Soraya and Elphinstone.
I’ll be holding informal and interactive underwater photography workshops during the week, aimed at beginner to intermediate photographers wishing to improve their underwater photography. We’ll cover topics such as camera settings, the balance of light, using strobes, strobe positioning and composition. I will be on hand to answer your questions and you’ll have the opportunity to show and discuss your photos in a friendly environment. Participation in the workshops is optional, making this trip suitable for non-photographers as well.
We will be travelling on the beautiful and luxurious M.Y. Galaxy liveaboard. There are 9 bright and spacious standard cabins on the lower and upper decks, all with personal air-conditioning units and private bathrooms. There are 2 double suites on the upper deck with large windows and a master suite on the lower deck which is large enough for two sofas and a separate walk-in shower cubicle in its bathroom.
The stylish saloon is huge and beautifully fitted with large sea view windows and comfortable sofa seating. The separate air-conditioned restaurant towards the bow of the main deck is where divers will sample fine dining with a touch of class.
Like most scuba divers in the Red Sea, you will want to make the most of your time underwater. The M.Y. Galaxy also takes guest safety seriously and everyone gets free use of the ENOS satellite location and rescue system and Nitrox is available to all qualified divers.
The beauty of being on a liveaboard is that you’ll be able to enjoy up to 4 dives a day on reefs and wrecks that are not accessible on the day boats. Liveaboard diving is all about diving, eating, relaxing, and sleeping…. A true holiday!
For price, more details and how to book if you are outside of South Africa, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.