Close encounters of the Shark Kind
Shark – Nice article at Sport Diver UK Magazine after a recent trip out to the Brothers on MY Blue Seas with Nina (Dive guide MY Blue Seas)
Article written by Nick Robertson-Brown. He heads to the offshore marine parks of the Egyptian Red Sea in search of the impressive oceanic whitetip shark.
As we pull up to our mooring, after a day shallow check- out dives, darkness has already fallen around Big Brother Island in the Red Sea. As the noise of the engines dies down and the boat lights are turned on, we grab a cold beer and sit up on the top deck, chatting excitedly about the main event of our diving trip which will begin in the morning. to the surface and the lights from our vessel pick out the distinctive white patches at the end of each fin. Is lazily swims into the darkness and we all settle back to diving stories for a while, until the next cry of ‘shark!’ rings out. Until we head off to bed, we get to see them every ten minutes or so. It is hard to sleep and I cannot wait to get into the water early the next morning.
I was diving with a group of colleagues from the John Lewis Partner ship Venture Club, which runs scuba trips several times a year with The Scuba Place. I was fortunate to have been allowed to jump onto the boat with them a last minute space became available. We were diving from Blue Seas, a liveaboard from blue Planet fleet with a great crew led by one of the top Red Sea dive guides, Nina Eschner. I have to thank them all for making me so welcome.