TWO WORKSHOPS. Fully Booked.

Alex Mustard classic Red Sea Workshop has a must-do status amongst many underwater photographers. It is a week of intensive underwater photography in the Red Sea taking in world class ship wrecks, vibrant Red Sea reefs and timed to catch gatherings of great schools of fish in the Ras Mohammed Marine Park, all with expert tutorage and photo insight from Alex.

An Albion AM463 truck, fitted with a Zwicky aircraft refuelling system, on the Thistlegorm wreck, Sha'ab Ali, Sinia, Egypt. Red Sea. This photo shows the cab section, the rear fuel tank has collapsed, although the spring like coils of the fuel hoses are visible. This is the middle one of three on the port side at the rear end of the lower level of hold 1 of the wreck. The fuel tank of the refueller behind is illuminated.

Alex says “I run this trip every year not only because it is a great location for teaching underwater photography, but because the diving is so good, so diverse that even when you go as often as me you are still itching to get in and shoot it all.” You can read a detailed overview of Alex’s Red Sea Workshops here.

The 2017 editions of the workshop will be once again on the excellent MY Whirlwind, the perfect liveaboard for a productive photographic safari. Note that there are two weeks available. The diving is intended to be the same each week, although it always varies with conditions and how the sites are performing photographically. It is OK to book on both weeks, but do note that the teaching aspect will be repeated. Alex adds “the teaching content is basically be the same on each week, although it does vary with the dives we do and the questions I am asked.”

A diver (Linda Pitkin) encounters a school of bohar snappers (two-spot snappers: Lutjanus bohar) which have gathered in the summer in the Red Sea for spawning. Shark Reef, Ras Mohammed Marine Park, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea.

VITALS
Week 1 runs from Saturday 24th June to Saturday 1st July 2016
Week 2 runs from Saturday 1st July to Saturday 8th July 2016

The price for one week is £1495 GBP, which includes flights from/to London, accommodation, full board (not alcohol), diving, workshop, Marine Park Fees, transfers in Egypt (not included are Nitrox and Egyptian Visa On Arrival). Our last day will be spent in a hotel where a buffet lunch is provided. Scuba Travel can provide prices without the flights (for those who want to arrange their own) and also a price for doing both weeks. If arranging your own flights please book flights that synchronise with the main group, the liveaboard will not depart late or return to port early to fit with your other flight times.

A vibrant Red Sea reef scene, with orange female scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) swarming in front of fire coral (Millepora dichotoma) feeding on plankton brought to the reef by currents. Ras Mohammed Marine Park, Sinai, Egypt.

BOOKING
For further information and for reservations please contact Scuba Travel.
Email is the best way to start booking this trip. Contact Caroline@scubatravel.com. A non-refundable deposit of £400 GBP is required to secure your place. See trip details on Scuba Travel website.

A large school of bohar snappers (red snappers: Lutjanus bohar) gather with a smaller shoal of batfish (Platax orbicularis) in open water off Ras Mohammed at the tip of the Sinai, Egypt. These schools gather only in summer for mating. Red Sea.