About Shark Quest
Shark Quest is all about diving the southern Red Sea at its seasonal best and spending more time on fewer, carefully selected dive sites. We trust the local knowledge and experience of our dive teams. Building on their know how and recent sightings, they will select one of the big marine parks to dive. Be that Brothers, be that Daedalus, you can enjoy up to 3 days in the boat's selected pelagic hot spot. Dive where you have the strongest chances for sharks and rays. It's that simple. Join our quest for the most inspiring and exciting pelagic sightings possible.
We all love the thrill of diving with the big fish, but timing matters. What you can see and where in the southern Red Sea changes throughout the year. The cooler water temps in the winter months are ripe for oceanic white tipss, thresher shark and silkie sightings. Oceanics are inquisitive sharks, not afraid to come in close. The threshers come up into relatively shallow water, whilst oceanic white trips and silkies are found lurking under the boats in the shallows! Late April through to mid July are all about manta and hammerheads. Without cleaning stations, manta sightings are that bit extra special in the Red Sea. Spring is the prime time to watch them in feeding mode. Be amazed as they gorge on plankton thick water. Hammerheads are shy sharks, but before the water gets too warm, you can find them between 20-25m gently cruising past divers hovering in the blue. As the water warms up over the summer and into Autumn, the oceanics re-appear.
Your Shark Quest will start with a warm up day, to iron out the kinks, find your weights and get into the swing of things, before setting sail for one of the marine parks. Here you will have wall dives - as such, you will need to be confident in possible currents and over drop offs. Many dives will be from the ribs/zodaics and you should be able to make a negative entry. The boat will then sail back towards the mainland, with further diving planned at either Elphinstone or Ras Shona. We ask that divers are certified to 30m. Technical divers are welcome on board. Please just make sure you book your tanks and gasses prior to travel.
Year round the southern Red Sea has outstanding pelagics encounters. Didn't want to come off the walls on your last trip? Then this is the itinerary for you. Gear up and accept the quest.