Eco Week: Red Sea Awareness with Extra Divers Fayrouz
Do you love the ocean and its inhabitants?!
Then join our Extra Divers Red Sea Awareness Week in South Egypt. Get an inside scoop on sea turtle conservation programs and the dangers of ghost nets. Exciting lectures and special diving courses are waiting for you! Join our team on a free reef cleanup dive. Snorkel with sea turtles and enjoy a great vacation with fantastic dives.
When: 15.05. -22.05.2022
Where: Extra Divers Fayrouz, Three Corners Fayrouz Resort, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Price: € 449 per person
• SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty course with certification
• SSI Marine Ecology Specialty course with certification
• Snorkeling with sea turtles
• 6 dives including the specialty course dives
• Presentation (EN) about ghost nets (Ghost Diving Egypt)
• Presentation (EN) on the work to protect the Egyptian sea turtles (Turtlewatch Egypt)
• Underwater Reef Cleanup with the Extra Divers Fayrouz team
• T-shirt and water bottle
Exclusive: equipment, permit fees, certification card (printed)
Info & booking: Extra Divers Fayrouz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Extra Divers Fayrouz: The Extra Divers dive center under management of Mirjam Bouwmeester is located directly on the beach of the Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort. The dive center scores not only because of the optimal location directly on the hotel beach near the jetty, but above all because of the diving spots. Various dive sites from Port Ghalib to Marsa Alam can be reached by boat or minibus. The diversified house reef offers the perfect conditions for unforgettable diving experiences.
Turtlewatch Egypt: Turtlewatch Egypt is a citizen science program that collects critical information about endangered sea turtles in the Egyptian Red Sea. All data will be used to deepen our knowledge of these fantastic creatures and to contribute to their conservation and protection.
In addition to a donation, every diver can also easily contribute with their turtle photos. Simply send a full picture of the Egyptian sea turtle to email@example.com, along with the date of the picture, the dive site and the name of the photographer. Turtlewatch uses images of the right and left facial profiles to identify individual turtles, as well as images of peculiarities (scars, malformations, missing fins).
Ghostdiving: Ghost Diving is a registered charity of volunteer technical divers that has specialized in the removal of lost (ghost) fishing gear and other marine litter since 2009. Ghost Diving is the largest international diving organization that deals with the subject of "ghost fishing" and can look back on a success story in numerous countries and international waters. To date, the Ghost Diving Team has carried out diving projects independently or in cooperation with several international environmental and / or diving organizations such as: Healthy Seas Foundation, Greenpeace, WWF, Global Ghost Gear Initiative and Global Underwater Explorers.
Information about the SSI courses:
SSI Sea Turtle Ecology: Sea turtles are some of the most wonderful animals you will ever dive with. And you'll want to spend even more time with them once you've completed the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty program. This specialty program tells you how to differentiate between the different types and how to determine them. It tells of their long fascinating history, describes their role in the marine ecosystem and the dangers that threaten their continued existence. At the end you will receive the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification.
SSI Marine Ecology: Take part in the SSI Marine Ecology Specialty Program and find out how marine organisms interact with each other and with their environment, how energy flows through the communities and how the different marine ecosystems influence each other. With this newly acquired knowledge, you will likely appreciate marine life even more. After completing the program, you will receive your SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification.