Daedalus Reef Marsa Alam, information, tours, prices, booking
Daedalus Reef is the most famous offshore in the Egyptian Red Sea. In fact, Daedalus Reef also called Abu Kizan and situated about 96 km of Marsa Alam, Egypt. Moreover, Daedalus Reef is a small reef which situated in isolated island almost halfway to Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, the island is 450 meter long, 100 meter wide and marked by a lighthouse. In fact, the lighthouse forms the only break on the horizon for many miles in any direction.
The boat trip to the reef of Daedalus takes about 6 hours from Marsa Alam. In fact, it takes longer from Hurghada. But indeed it is worthy. Daedalus Reef features an excellent opportunity for spotting big pelagic. Moreover, it also features hammerheads, manta rays and more. All around its steep walls there indeed is an extreme variety of fish life. In fact, the walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea.
Further information about Daedalus Reef:
The currents in Daedalus Reef could be strong. Moreover, the reef is a huge and submerged reef table. Furthermore, the surrounding reef wall drops off at 30-40 m to depths of 500 m. There is abundant growth of soft corals. The hard coral formations of the site indeed is huge and pristine. In fact, it is the same like its soft coral formations. As a result, there will be a great chance to spot schooling hammerheads. In fact, it is especially on the north point. Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks could also spotted there.
Moreover, some pretty big fishes also could spotted in Abu Kizan including hammerhead sharks. The site also features different species of trevally, tunas, moray eels, and dotty-backs. In fact, the site’s depth goes from 5 to 40 meters. Hence, it accessed by intermediate divers. But in fact, they’ll have to cope with the strong currents.
Daedalus Reef site facts:
- Location: 96km (52 nautical miles) off Marsa Alam, Egypt.
- Access: By live-aboard from any Red Sea port.
- Average Depth: 25 m (80 feet).
- Maximum Depth: 70 m (230 feet).
- Average Visibility: 20 m (65 feet).