Deadalus, Rocky, Zabargad (DRZ)

Deadalus, Rocky, Zabargad (DRZ)

Why choose this route?

  • This route offers top notch reef and shark diving opportunities.
  • Expect to see all sorts of sharks, mantas, turtles, dugong and more.
  • These are exclusive dive sites with few daily boats in sight.
  • Ideal for deep and tech diving due to deeply hidden treasures.

Itinerary Highlights

Daedalus

Daedalus

Located 80km east of Marsa Allam, this isolated offshore reef offers some of the more impressive dives in the Red Sea.  Less than a kilometre wide, the reef is adorned with coral walls and filled with a handsome variety of typical Red Sea species. Always remember to keep an eye in the blue where anything can be passing by; oceanic white tips, thresher sharks, mantas and reef sharks are often spotted there. Daedalus is especially known for scalloped hammerhead sharks, which during the summer months can be seen in large schools.

Also located on Daedalus reef is the Zealot, a loaded cargo ship from the late 1880s. Beginning at 75m and plunging deep down to 110m, this site is exclusive to advanced, technical divers.

Elphinstone

Elphinstone

The Elphinstone reef is located 12km offshore and about 30km from Marsa Alam. Famous for drift dives, these take you along the wonderful deep walls, rich with coral. If you´re lucky you could come across oceanic white tips, hammerheads or reef sharks. With outstanding plateaus on both the north and south sides, you will need a minimum of three dives to fully explore this fantastic dive site.

Fury Shoal

Fury Shoal

Located far south, this area of the Red Sea is unique and well worth a visit. A collection of reefs that includes the horseshoe-shaped dolphin house of Satayeh and the playful cave-like systems of Claudio and Malahi, as well as Shoab Maksour, Fury Shoal really offers a little bit of everything. Wall diving, shark sightings, spinner dolphins, shallow or deep waters - the reefs are popular with all levels of divers.

Marsa Shouna (Turtle Bay)

Marsa Shouna (Turtle Bay)

Close to the shore, shallow and distinct with a grassy bottom, this area of the Red Sea is known for its giant turtles and the occasional dugong sighting. Alongside these attractions, divers may also enjoy beautiful coral gardens, wall diving, pinnacles and some cave-like systems.

Rocky Island/SS Maiden

Rocky Island/SS Maiden

A diver’s dream, the reef that encircles Rocky Island drops to extreme depths, leaving walls covered in softs corals and black coral trees. Due to the constant currents that flow throughout the year, marine life is fruitful and abundant. However, the true treasure is hidden at 80-110m. Arguably one of the most beautiful historic wrecks in the Red Sea, the SS Maiden sits on a plateau, extending out to 100m before it drops off and into the abyss.

Zabargad

Zabargad

The biggest and southernmost island of the Egyptian Red Sea, Zabargad is an incredible dive location that offers wall diving and shallow diving, both of which afford you with a spectacular view of the unspoiled hard and soft coral gardens found there.

This price includes:

  • Dive guides
  • 7 nights full-board accommodation (or the last night at a 4*hotel)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 3-4 dives per day (2-3 last day)
  • Tanks, weights
  • Local transfers

This price does not include:

  • Flights + visa
  • Surcharges (€190)
  • Rental Equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Nitrox
  • Crew Gratuities

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