Location: Trondheim, Norway

Norway Deep Shark Diving Expedition

Diving with Abyssal Sharks and other deep sea creatures

Photo © Andy Murch
 
 
 
 

Dive into a strange world of ghost sharks, lanternsharks, deepwater catsharks, anglerfish, hagfish and deepwater jellies that have never seen the light of day. Sharks and other creatures of the deep ocean are rarely accessible to divers, but off the coast of Norway, deepwater animals inhabit shallow reefs that put them within our reach. This is your chance to touch the abyss, just 20-30m under the surface.

Norway’s beautiful fiords plunge dramatically into the depths of the ocean just beyond the shoreline. Some are blanketed in a dense layer of tannins and plankton so the water below remains in perpetual darkness. The deepwater and darkness allow creatures that would otherwise be confined to the extreme deep, to migrate much closer to the surface; into shallow enough water for divers to encounter them without exceeding recreational scuba limits.

THE ENCOUNTER

Scuba diving with the deepwater sharks of Norway

2019

DATE
October 13-20 4 SPOTS AVAILABLE

PRICE (USD)
$2,995 per person double occupancy

LEADER
N/A

Velvet Belly Lanternshark
Deepwater Helmet Jelly Norway.

DETAILS

ACCOMMODATION
Cottages in Trondheim Fiord and Namsen Fiord

EXPERIENCE LEVEL
Deep diving, drysuit diving, night diving.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 6 days of 3 tank dives.
  • 7 Nights accommodation in comfortable cottages in Tronheimfjord and Namsenfjord.
  • All meals while staying at the cottages.
  • Tanks and Weights.
  • Experienced Dive Guide.
  • Round trip transfers from Trondheim Airport.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal dive equipment
  • Flights
  • Gratuities

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Dive with Velvet Belly Lanternsharks
Velvet belly lanternsharks are deepwater sharks named for the glowing photophores that light up their under-parts, rendering them invisible when viewed from below. Velvet bellies are impossible to see anywhere else, but in Norway they form schools that hunt in relatively shallow water. This is your chance to dive with a true shark of the abyss.
Photograph beautiful Blackmouth Catsharks
Exquisitely patterned, blackmouth catsharks are present throughout the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea but like their velvet belly cousins, they are seldom encountered. In the med, blackmouths inhabit reefs down to 1000m, but in this part of Norway they are common at 20-30m. Although they are fast swimmers, they often sit on the reef allowing divers to inspect them closely; a great deep-shark photo opportunity!

ITINERARY

Day 1 Meet in Cancun at 12 noon and drive to Xcalak. Overnight hotel in Xcalak included.
Day 2 Morning two tank dive in Xcalak looking for West Indian manatees and diving with schools of tarpon. Afternoon free to relax and explore the area.
Day 3 Early departure for Chinchorro. Single tank dive on the reefs of Chinchorro. Then snorkel with crocs all afternoon.
Day 4 After breakfast we will head out on another dive and then go to the Island to look for the giant iguanas and walk around the fishermen´s camps. Then back to snorkel with the crocodiles until dark.
Day 5 Same as above except that we will depart around 3pm for Xcalak.
Day 6 Depart for Cancun
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