Periphylla Safari 2016

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Have you dived with the Periphylla periphylla deep-sea jellyfish? In January 2016 we offer a unique opportunity to experience this rare encounter at Gulen Dive Resort on the Norwegian west coast.



Posted on Apr 8, 2015

The Periphylla jellyfish is unlike anything else above or below the surface, and organized Periphylla diving is only offered by Gulen Dive Resort on the Norwegian west coast.

Join us and dive with the spectacular Periphylla jellyfish in 2016:

      • Periphylla Safari January 13-17, 2016

NEW! In 2016 we have added an extra day to the Periphylla Safari for an even better experience!

The Periphylla normally lives from 700 to 3.000 meters deep, but during the winter months it can be encountered close to the surface on spectacular night dives.

Overview

Periphylla Safari 2016:

• Day 1 (13/1/16):
  Arrival at Gulen Dive Resort, Periphylla briefing and training dive
• Day 2 (14/1/16):
  Wreck and house reef dives, Periphylla lecture, Periphylla night dive
• Day 3 (15/1/16):
  Wreck and house reef dives, Periphylla lecture, Periphylla night dive
• Day 4 (16/1/16):
  Wreck and house reef dives, hot tub night
• Day 5 (17/1/16):
  Departure from Gulen Dive Resort

Details

The package includes:

• 4 nights in shared twin rooms at Gulen Dive Resort
• 1 Periphylla training dive and 2 Periphylla night dives
• 6 additional dives (3 wreck dives, 3 house reef dives)
• Periphylla briefing and lectures
• Tanks, weights and air for all dives

The package does NOT include:

• Flights/transfer/travel costs or dive equipment
• Food (self-catering)
• Bedsheets (must be brought or rented)

Booking

Booking through Gulen Dive Resort who are responsible for the accommodation, facilities and diving. All dives are offered weather permitting.

The Periphylla training dive is mandatory unless you have done it before, and participants must have at least AOWD or equivalent certification 50+ dives since. The Periphylla briefing and lectures are held by Christian Skauge.

It is important that you read the diving requirements and safety procedures found in the FAQs before signing up for the Periphylla Safari. When booking please be advised that you accept the terms and conditions set forth by Gulen Dive Resort.



The Periphylla Safari gives you a great opportunity to experience this awesome deep-sea creature up close - and the wreck diving is also spectacular this time of the year! If you' want a longer stay it is possible to book extra days after the Periphylla Safari.

WARNING: The Periphylla Safari is not for the faint hearted and only experienced divers will be admitted. Diving with the Periphylla takes place in water 300 meters deep, in the middle of the night and in the middle of the winter - far from land.

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Good buoyancy control and diving skills is a must, for obvious reasons. If you think you're up for it, join us for a truly one-of-a-kind diving experience!

Safety first

To make the dives safe and enjoyable, we use a setup with a buoy with a weighted line with lights attached to it. All participants must do a training dive on the first night of the safari.

Diving with the Periphylla jellyfish can be challenging because it takes place in mid-water with as much as 300 meters to the bottom - at night.

A great photo opportunity

Being able photograph and film the Periphylla is something most divers never will have the chance to do. On the Periphylla Safari you get two chances to grab some unique images very few underwater photographers will ever have in their portfolio.

Just check out this video by Dag Leslie Hansen of Stavern Underwater Explorers. It gives a great impression of what the weekend is like, diving both spectacular wrecks and with the Periphylla:

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To make sure you get some great Periphylla images the first lecture covers tips on how to shoot the jellyfish - lenses, settings, behaviour etc.

If you think you're up for it, sign up for the next Periphylla Safari and get a unique experience: We dive in the middle of the winter, in the middle of the night and in the middle of the fjord... not for the faint-hearted!

Download a FREE periphylla article!

The Periphylla may reach almost a meter across (arms included), is both bioluminescent and light-sensitive, can spit blue slime, eats anything that crosses its path and has the largest stinging cells of any jellyfish.

X-Ray Magazine published a feature story about diving with this more than 500 million year old jellyfish last year. Click the link below to read more and download a free PDF!

» Click here to read the Periphylla story in X-Ray Magazine

Wreck diving included!

During the winter months, visibility is normally at its best in the Norwegian fjords. The Periphylla Safari is not just all about jellyfish - we will also do three spectacular wreck dives.

Frankenwald is one of the fantastick wrecks we will visit during the Periphylla Safari (weather permitting).

Normally we visit the Frankenwald, a 122 meter long German freighter and the twin wrecks of Ferdale and Parat. Both are world class wreck dives which leaves nothing to be desired.

Questions? Check out the FAQs!

If you have questions, you will probably find the answers right away in the Periphylla Safari FAQs. If not, feel free to get in touch at any time.

We welcome you to the Periphylla Safari at Gulen Dive Resort, and look forward to giving you a diving experience like nothing else you have ever had!

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