EXPEDITION: DJIBOUTI WHALE SHARK RESEARCH EXPEDITION
DATES: JANUARY 5TH-13TH, 2018
LOCATION: Gulf of Tadjoura – DJIBOUTI, AFRICA
TOUR PRICE: $2,200 (estimated – see below)
Spaces are available to join this expedition led by the Shark Research Institute and Sharkwatch Arabia, supporting the ongoing research of the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles. The week-long trip will study the whale sharks that aggregate in the Gulf of Tadjoura; Djibouti hosts the smallest and youngest whale shark population found anywhere. Participants will serve as research assistants, documenting whale sharks by photo identification, collecting and analyzing plankton samples and observing night feeding behavior. Our home for this liveaboard trip is the M/Y Deli, a Turkish gulet that accommodates 12 people in shared rooms with individual baths. Whale shark interactions are snorkel only, but excellent diving is available from the boat.
Tour price: $2200 (estimated) double occupancy includes shared accommodation on the boat, double occupancy hotel for the nights of January 5th and 12th at the Sheraton Djibouti, all meals on the boat, transfers to and from the port and a tax-deductible donation to the Shark Research Institute.
For details contact trip leader Jennifer Schmidt at [email protected].