Daedalus Rocky/Zabagard Fury Shoal
The wrecks and dive sites described below can be approached on this safari, but ultimately also depend on the weather and the wishes of the guests as well as approval by the Egyptian authorities.
Daedalus Reef called in Arabic “Abu Kizan” or “Abu El Kizan”. Like the Brother Islands, the Daedalus Reef was created due to volcanic activity caused by the shifting of the continental plates and the small island, which surrounds a very large fringing reef, is the end of a reef pillar that protrudes from the depths. Another thing they have in common is the lighthouse, which was built in 1863 and is also operated by the Egyptian military today.
Since the Daedalus Reef has an extraordinary size and you need several dives to explore the entire reef, we have planned 2 diving days for this. The reef is elongated in shape, with the north side being slightly narrower than the south side. While you hardly notice the north plateau at about 35 m and creates a mystical atmosphere during the early morning dive, the south plateau is very expansive and gently slopes down to 40 m on the reef wall in about 18 m, where it turns into a Steep face passes. In contrast, the elongated reef walls on the east and west sides drop off steeply. Rocky Island is a legendary dive site that makes every diver’s heart beat faster. The fringing reef surrounding the entire island drops steeply to great depths, and the year-round constant current encourages the growth of all kinds of life forms. These seem to be fighting for a spot on the reef in constant competition. The reef walls are full of the most beautiful soft corals, they share the space with gorgonians, sponges, black and fan corals. Due to its exposed location and the small size of the reef,
Rocky Island is a very lively reef. Reef sharks, especially gray reef sharks and silver tip sharks, can be seen in the open water and maybe also manta rays, sailfish and dolphins.
Zabargad is a top diving area, which is particularly characterized by its versatility. Here you can dive along steep walls, float over drop-offs, experience the open water feeling at the edges, go around coral towers in the protected flat area and explore indentations, watch fish or simply admire this unique coral garden while swimming by. A nameless wreck lies on the north side. The 70 m long ship lies at a depth of 24 m. The entire stern impresses with its intact superstructures – stairs, railing, davits, plus portholes, hatches and the bridge make it a picture book wreck.
Fury Shoal: An immense chain of reefs with a multitude of outstanding dive sites. Abu Galawa in the north to Sataya in the south. Have fun discovering caves, tunnels, coral gardens, plateaus and steep walls!