Daedalus - Zabargad - Rocky Island - St. Johns Reef

deepsouthDaedalus Reef

also called Abu El Kizan, is the most off-shore of all the reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. With walls around the whole of its large perimeter, it is famous for its huge hard coral formations, its schooling hammerheads and sightings of thresher sharks and whale sharks. Big napoleon fish can also be observed looking curiously at the divers while you cruise along the shear walls covered in soft corals. Do not forget to pay a visit to its anemone garden with clouds of clown fish protecting them. It is unique in its size and beauty.

Zabargad Island

amazing in its spectacular beauty, was used as a precious stone mine in ancient times. Along its southern side a shallow shelf displays a large number of high pinnacles completely covered in soft corals and clouds of antheas offering amazing diving. The drop-off offers hammerhead, grey reef shark and manta sightings. On its north-eastern side a small shallow wreck can be dived upon.

Rocky Islands

lie close together to the south-east of Ras Banas. Rocky's shear walls are covered in a stunning forrest of soft and fan corals. Juvenile white-tip sharks can be observed sleeping under huge, very scenic overhangs. Mantas, hammerhead and grey reef sharks often visit the island and napoleon fish dance in your bubbles.
Tiny rock emerging a few feet out of the water, it offers one of the most incredible underwater scenarios of the whole Red Sea. Steep walls falling into the deep blue, currents, soft corals and a great abundance of pelagics and all kinds of fish. Decompression dives are quite astonishing, with the deco stops done along the reef in clear and warm water.

St Johns Reef

This incredibly beautiful reef lies approx. 40km North of the Sudanese border and 20km south of Zabargad. The reef covers a huge area and many dives would be needed to explore the numerous coral heads and islands that make up this extensive area. See some divecards of the reefs here.