NORWEGIAN DEEP SEA SHARK DIVING
Scuba Diving with
Norway's endemic deep sea shark species and marinelife.
West coast of Norway.
Oceanfront cottages in
Trondheim and Namsfjord.
Advanced open water scuba
US$3495 per person based
on double occupancy
6 days of 3 tank dives.
7 Nights accommodation in comfortable
cottages in Tronheimfjord and Namsfjord.
All meals while staying at the cottages.
Tanks and Weights.
Experienced Dive Guide.
Round trip transfers from Trondheim Airport.
Personal diving equipment, flights,
NORWEGIAN DEEP SEA SHARK
Sharks 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
grasp. This is your chance to touch the abyss, 20 to 30m
under the surface.
DIVE WITH VELVETBELLY
Velvetbelly 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.
Beautifully patterned, blackmouth catsharks are present
throughout the Northeast Atlantic and Mediteranean but like
their velvetbelly cousins, they are seldom encountered. In
the med, blackmouths inhabit reefs down to 1000m, but in
some parts 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
DEEP SEA GHOST SHARKS
Ghost sharks are also known as chimaeras or ratfishess.
Although not true sharks, they share a common ancestor with
their more toothy, cartilaginous cousins. Ghost sharks have
some unusual adaptations including a clasper that extends
from the males forehead during mating to help him latch onto
This is another rarely seen creature of the deep seas that
we can virtually guarantee encounters with in this part of
DEEP SEA ANGLERFISH
A denizen of the depths that we have a good chance to
see is the ultra-bizarre looking monkfish; a relative of the abyssal
anglerfishes of nightmares. Relying on an elaborate 'skin-beard' to
obscure its presence, the monkfish waves a tiny lure above
its enormous waiting mouth to attract unsuspecting fishes. Truly, a strange sight to behold!
DEEP WATER NORWEGIAN
These flattened cousins of sharks are fairly
common on Norway's sandy bays. They are somewhat
unpredictable so we can't guarantee that we'll bump into
them but it is quite likely. The two species that are seen
regularly in shallow water are thornback skates and starry
skates; both beautiful animals!
setting for our Norwegian Shark Safari is quite magical. The
water is usually crystal clear and the invertebrate life is
as diverse as it is exotic.
NORWEGIAN DEEP SEA SHARK
DAY 1: Pick up in Trondhiem and
transfer to our cottage in Trondheimfjord - a great spot for
DAYS 2 to 4: After a relaxing
breakfast we will begin the day's shark diving. The house
reef is literally just steps in front of our cottage so we
are able to return to the cottage between dives to warm up
and relax. Maybe a hike along the shore in the evening or
relax in the cottage and download images.
DAYS 5 to 7: After breakfast on day 5
we will transfer to Namsfjord - Norway's shark central.
After settling into our second cottage, we will prepare the
gear and head out to sea in small boats to look for
blackmouth catsharks on Namsfjords beautiful reefs.
Blackmouth catsharks can be seen at Trondheim too but at
Namsfjord they are very easy to find. After dinner, we will
head back to sea in search of velvetbelly lanternsharks -
Norway's most abyssal shark species.
DAY 8: After breakfast we will bring
you back to Trondheim airport for your flight home.
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