Daedalus - Rocky - Zabargad

This unique route boasts some of the most impressive dive sites in the Red Sea including beautiful coral gardens, vibrant reefs, and a range of marine life, including sharks, and sea turtles



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Wall diving, cave diving, and drift diving
Diverse coral reefs
Challenging conditions

Liveaboard cruises to Daedalus, Rocky, and Zabargad are a must-do experience for all diving enthusiasts. Diving at Daedalus Reef is a thrilling and unforgettable experience, offering the opportunity to see an incredible variety of fish and big pelagics in their natural habitat. As you descend into the crystal-clear waters, you'll be greeted by schools of anthias, fusiliers, and surgeonfish, shimmering in the sunlight as they swim amongst the vibrant coral gardens. You may suddenly spot the distinctive silhouette of a hammerhead shark in the distance, its sleek body slicing through the water with effortless grace. If you're lucky, you might even spot a majestic manta ray, gliding gracefully through the water with its wings outstretched. As you explore the reef, you'll find that it is covered in an amazing variety of hard and soft corals, including giant table corals, delicate fan corals, and vibrant sea whips. These corals provide a habitat for tiny clownfish darting in and out of the anemones to huge schools of colorful fish.

Rocky Island is surrounded by coral reefs that are filled with colorful hard and soft coral formations, sea fans, and sponges. A range of small reef fish, such as butterflyfish, angelfish, and wrasses, as well as crustaceans and other invertebrates can be met. Reefs are also a renowned feeding ground for larger fish species, such as groupers, jacks, and barracudas.

As divers venture further away from the island, the underwater landscape changes to a series of coral walls, pinnacles, and drop-offs. These underwater formations are covered in a variety of soft corals and gorgonian sea fans, providing shelter for an abundance of marine life. Divers can often spot larger pelagic marine inhabitants like tuna, sharks, and barracuda swimming along the walls, and rays gliding across the sandy seabed.

Zabargad Island is a well-known dive site in the Red Sea, located off the coast of Egypt. The island offers a diverse range of underwater experiences for divers, from shallow coral gardens to deeper walls and drop-offs. Zabargad Island is filled with colorful hard and soft coral formations, sea fans, and sponges. These reefs are home to a variety of small reef fish, such as butterflyfish, angelfish, and wrasses, as well as crustaceans and other invertebrates. A few species of sharks, including the oceanic whitetip shark, hammerhead shark, and reef shark are often seen swimming along the reef wall, searching for prey.

Liveaboard diving trips to Daedalus, Rocky, and Zabargad more often start from Port Ghalib, which is located in the southern part of the Red Sea


Must see dive sites of Daedalus - Rocky - Zabargad

Overall, the itinerary is known for its unique and exciting underwater experience The itinerary is a favored liveaboard diving trip that offers a variety of dive sites, each with its one-of-a-kind features and attractions. Of course, Daedalus, Rocky, and Zabargad are the focal points for this itinerary

When To Go Dive at Daedalus - Rocky - Zabargad

The best time to plan a liveaboard diving trip to Daedalus - Rocky - Zabargad is during the months of March to May and September to November. During these months, the sea conditions are generally calm, the visibility is great, and the temperature of the water is warm and comfortable for diving.

From March to May, the weather is usually sunny with mild temperatures, and the sea is calm. This is a great time to see hammerhead sharks at Daedalus Reef, as they tend to congregate there during this time of year. From September to November, the water temperature is warmer, and the sea conditions are generally calm, making it an ideal time to see a range of marine inhabitants, including sharks, and rays.

It is worth noting that the Red Sea is a year-round diving destination, and liveaboard trips to Daedalus, Rocky, and Zabargad are available throughout the year. However, the weather and sea conditions can be less predictable during the summer months (June to August) and winter months (December to February), so it's best to check with your dive operator for the most up-to-date information on the best time to plan your trip

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