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Dive Cousteau’s ‘Conshelf 2’ Underwater Site

Live in the U.K. and tired of that whole Brexit brouhaha and would just rather go diving?

Ever had a dream of diving the site where Jacques Cousteau did his famous “Conshelf 2” expedition, where he and his crew lived for a month in an underwater habitat in the Red Sea off the Sudanese coast? (Don’t forget — they had wine during that expedition!)

Well, Diverse Travel is offering divers a seven-day trip in March 2017 on the MV Oceanos liveaboard to do just that (minus the wine).

In addition to diving the “Conshelf 2” site, you’ll also be able to visit the wreck site of the World War II ship Umbria as well as south of Port Sudan where you’ll have a good chance of seeing more than one species of shark.

The trip dates are March 5–13, 2017, and will cost from £1,399/US$1,914/1,722 Euros per person based on sharing a standard twin room. The price includes flights from London Heathrow plus seven nights aboard the 39-meter/128-foot-long Oceanos, as well as water, tea and coffee, all dives, and transfers between the local airport and the ship.

For more info, check out the Diverse Travel website. If you really want to reminisce, check out Cousteau’s documentary below.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.