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Workshop Photosub Rafa Fernández

RED SEA – DIVING LIVEABOARD
Workshop Photosub with Rafa Fernandez
From August 18 to 25 and from August 25 to september 1, 2018

WORKSHOP PHOTOSUB with RAFAEL FDEZ. JR current European and Spanish Champion of underwater photography onboard the spectacular Jessica


Would you like to make the most of your camera or take up underwater photography?
Would you like to take pictures which were something more than souvenirs?
Are you ready to take the step towards the aim of understanding the world of underwater photography and learning Rafael Fernandez’s tips to take better pictures?

Rafael Fdez. Jr is the current Spanish and European Champion of underwater photography. He has won several awards in national and international photography competitions since 2012. He has been diving since he was a little child. This young man has devoted all his free time to travelling to different places, camera in hand, getting the most of every destination. All those trips have let him take lots of incredible photographs which he has used afterwards to take part in championships and even to be published in the Spanish magazine “Buceadores” (Divers).
During this cruise will take place this interesting Underwater Photography Workshop. It is aimed to all different levels. In his scheduled daily talks and photo reviews Rafa will show not only the basic concepts of photography and photography composition but also his personal knacks and the techniques he used in his championships. Besides, you will get familiar with a more artistic vision of underwater photography.
Thanks to living together, practising and commenting on many different pictures, you will be able to learn in a quick, simple, pleasant and personalized way. And as we said before, learning to get over the limitations of the camera by using photography editing tools will be another aim of the workshop.
To sum up, this workshop will not only give you the opportunity to take pictures which are more than a simple souvenir, but it will give you the opportunity to take meaningful and impressive shots.

 

ROUTES

From August 18 – 25, 2018: Route EBS “ELPHINSTONE – BROTHERS – SALEM EXPRESS”
Diving in Elphinstone, Big Brother, Small Brother, Salem Express, Panorama Reef, Abu Kifan…
On this route, we will visit the astonishing walls of Elphinstone to later focus on the Brothers Island for three days, with its vast walls where there is higher possibility to find pelagic fish, thresher sharks, oceanic sharks, hammerheads, grey sharks as well as gorgonian woods. Then, the obliged visit to Numibia wreck, completely colonized by soft coral. In the zone of Safaga we will enjoy the reefs in Panorama Reef, Abu Kifan & the dreadful and awesome wreck Salem Express.

August 25 – September 1, 2018: Route TOP RED SEA
Super complete and varied route in wich all dive spots are world-famous and the best of the Red Sea. One week dive in places such as the National Park of Ras Mohammed and the Brothers Islands in search of pelagic fish, mythic & spectacular wrecks as the Thistlegorm & the salem Express and walls such as Abu Kifan and Panorama Reef in Safaga guarantee an excellent dive week.

Moreover, during both cruise weeks, Rafa Fernandez will present an interesting and very useful workshop that will help you to learn and improve your underwater photografy skills.

After de diving cruise you can add (optionally), an incredible cruise through the Nile River between Luxor and Aswan, and an amazing visit to El Cairo city, where you will discover some of Wonders of Humanity, such as the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, and enjoy exceptional places such as the Big Bazar and the Egyptian Museum.

All in all this will be an INCREDIBLE DIVING TRIP AND MUCH MORE!

 

 

CRUISE PROGRAM from 18 to 26 August, 2018

Saturday August 18: HURGHADA
Arrival and assistance at the airport of Hurghada. Luggage pick-up. At the indicated time, transfer to the port and board in the Jessica, welcome cocktail and presentation of the boat and crew. Distribution of cabins. Overnight on board.

Sunday August 19 to friday 24: DIVING CRUISE “ELPHINSTONE, BROTHERS & SALEM EXPRESS” ROUTE
Diving cruise on a full board basis (including water and soft drinks. 3 meals) and daily plan of dives. The most prominent diving points will be Elphinstone, Big Brother, Small Brother, Salem Express, Panorama Reef, Abu Kifam… (In the outer islands regulations prohibit night diving).
Friday afternoon/evening, arrival at port. Dinner and overnight on board.

Saturday August 25: HURGHADA
Disembark in Hurghada. Transfer to the hotel in Hurghada. Day of rest to remove residual nitrogen. Free time to enjoy the local environment, make purchases and/or optional tours in the area. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Sunday August 26: HURGHADA
Breakfast. Airport transfer. Check-out assited by our staff

CRUISE PROGRAM from August 25 to September 2, 2018

Saturday August 25: HURGHADA
Arrival and assistance at the airport of Hurghada. Luggage pick-up. At the indicated time, transfer to the port and board in the Jessica, welcome cocktail and presentation of the boat and crew. Distribution of cabins. Overnight on board.

Sunday August 26 to friday 31: DIVING CRUISE “TOP RED SEA” ROUTE
Diving cruise on a full board basis (including water and soft drinks. 3 meals) and daily plan of dives. The most prominent diving points will be Big Brother, Small Brother, Salem Express, Thistelgorm, Ras Mohammed, Safaga, Abu Nuhas…
Friday afternoon/evening, arrival at port. Dinner and overnight on board.

Saturday September 1: HURGHADA
Disembark in Hurghada. Transfer to the hotel in Hurghada. Day of rest to remove residual nitrogen. Free time to enjoy the local environment, make purchases and/or optional tours in the area. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Sunday September 2: HURGHADA
Breakfast. Airport transfer. Check-out assited by our staff

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Typ of cabinTriple cabin (1 & 2)Double cabin (3 to 6)Double cabin (7 & 8)Double (9 to 12)
Price per person / week890 €950 €950 €1.050 €

PRICE PER PERSON INCLUDES

  • Assistance at Hurghada airport
  • Liveaboard diving cruise (shared double cabin) on full board water and Soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • 6 diving days up to 4 dives per day, air, S80 tanks and weights
  • Diving guide
  • Diving and cancellation insurance (see conditions on www.blueforcefleet.com)
  • 1 Night at 5* hotel on half board basis in Hurghada (shared double room)
  • Photosub workshop with Rafa Fernandez
  • Transfers indicted in the program

PRICE PER PERSON NOT INCLUDE

  • Fligths
  • Touristic visa for Egypt (ask us if you need help)
  • Park and port taxes: 90 €/ week (payment on board)
  • Service Tax: 50 € / week (payment on board)
  • OPTIONAL: Nitrox: 30 € (advanced booking), 50 € / week (payment on board). Diving equipment rental, S100 tank… (to guarantee the availability of the optional items is necessary to book in advance). Internet.
  • Single room supplement at hotel in Hurghada: 40 €
  • Possible extraordinary petrol or local taxes surchage