Diver in the Daedalus Reef
Diver in the Daedalus Reef

Daedalus Reef (also known as Abu Kizan) is a 400-meter-long and 100-meter-wide (1,310–330 ft) standalone reef, is located about 90 kilometers from Marsa Alam.

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Tiran Coral Reef
Tiran Coral Reef

There are four coral reefs in a line across the strait, namely Jackson Reef, Woodhouse Reef, Thomas Reef and Gordon Reef.

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Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone (Hurghada-Hurghada)
Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone (Hurghada-Hurghada)

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Diver in the Daedalus Reef
Diver in the Daedalus Reef

Daedalus Reef (also known as Abu Kizan) is a 400-meter-long and 100-meter-wide (1,310–330 ft) standalone reef, is located about 90 kilometers from Marsa Alam.

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Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone
   (Hurghada-Hurghada)

Red Sea Walls & Sharks

Eastern routes or Brother islands offer you an incomparable wall diving with great visibility, colorful soft and hard corals, sharks and some ship wrecks too. Divers often spot hammerheads, thresher sharks, silver tip and oceanic white tip sharks there. 

Itinerary in details

Luxury Motor Yacht

Day 1: Check-in 12:00 noon to 7 pm

Check-in aboard from 12:00 noon to 7 pm
 

Day 2: Check dives Hurghada

Have not dived for a while? and need to refresh your diving skills before you go diving once again, then you need to do your Scuba Review. With the Scuba Review programme our instructor or divemaster will refresh your diving knowledge. You will relive the scuba safety procedures and information that you have mastered during your initial training session.

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Diving in Coral Reef

Day 3: Brothers

The famous aquatic siblings near Hurghada. She is characterised by a huge fish population, dominated by tiny anthias, glassfish, sweepers and gorgonians. Here in the Red Sea two mountain tops have emerged from the sea. They have become famous as aquatic siblings, going by the name of Brothers Islands. Brothers Islands are quite isolated and thus a delicacy to be savoured by the privileged few. Basically, below sea level, the two sharp-edged.  mountains are steep-sided cones, allegedly formed by volcanic eruptions. They are interlinked at a depth of 90 meters by a rocky barrier.

Big Brother Island lies about 1 km to the north of its smaller sibling. It is characterised by a huge fish population, dominated by tiny anthias, glassfish and sweepers. All are resident on or around a fringing reef that plunges steeply away on all sides. The walls are densely covered by huge gorgonians and colourful soft corals.

Day 4: Daedalus

Daedalus Reef (also known as Abu Kizan) is a 400-meter-long and 100-meter-wide (1,310–330 ft) standalone reef, is located about 90 kilometers from Marsa Alam. There is a small artificial island in the center of the reef, which hosts a lighthouse constructed in 1863 and rebuilt in 1931. Daedalus reef is a well-known place for diving because of good chances to see pelagic fish, such as hammerhead sharks, and an abundance of corals.

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Manta Ray

Day 5: Daedalus

In the high season one can find many dive safari boats staying overnight, anchored to the reef. The reef, known by locals as Abu Kizan, is located roughly in the center of the Red Sea, between Egyptian and Saudi waters. The dive itineraries take place on the north, east, and southern sides of the reef, where the perfect exposure of sunlight and currents produced an outstanding coral growth. The reef, despite being a large offshore formation, offers shelter to several benthonic species: moray eels, stingrays, and colonies of anemones paired together with their clownfish. 

The current can be quite intense on Daedalus. It creates the perfect hunting conditions for several pelagic species, including schooling hammerhead sharks, mackerel, tuna, oceanic white tips, and threshers. Similar to other reefs in the Red Sea, Daedalus rises from a deep bottom up to the surface and forms a small platform from which a lighthouse open to tourists and is well worth a visit, signals the reef's presence.
The dive can take place at various depths, including the ones suitable for open water or first-level divers. However, the steep walls - dropping vertically to over 500 metres - and the presence of strong currents require a good level of confidence and experience when navigating this type of environment.

Day 6: Brothers

One island, Big Brother, is equipped with a 32 meter towering lighthouse, a legacy of British rule. Small Brother lies within a one kilometer reach, south from Big Brother. Both islands boast marine park status. Big Brother is also home to two Red Sea wrecks, lying quite close by one another off the north east point of the island, near the lighthouse. The Numidia is also known as the Railway Wreck due to the two locomotive wheels that she was carrying as cargo and now lie in the shallows. 

The Brother Islands are generally considered to be very important from an environmental and ecological point of view. They attract not only barracuda schools and Napoleon wrasses, but also shark populations in the category of seasonal thresher sharks, oceanic grey and white tip reef sharks and hammerhead sharks.

The Brother Islands boast an abundance or coral reefs, coming in every shape and color of the rainbow. The diversity and density is simply breathtaking. We see underwater walls covered in what is called Broccoli soft coral or ‘Lithophyton arboretum’

The Numidia WRECKS, RED SEA
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Day 7: Elphistone - Return Port

​Elphinstone Reef is one of the most famous dive sites in the World and offers some of the best scuba diving in the Red Sea!

The Elphinstone reef is located 12km offshore and about 30km from Marsa Alam. This dive site is famous for its wonderful drift dives along deep steep walls. The coral is really great and unspoiled.
Elphinstone Reef is famous for its sharks. If you’re lucky, you will get the chance to meet an Oceanic Whitetip Shark in one of your dives. The Elphinstone Reef is also famous for being one of the few places on Earth where you can dive with the Oceanic Whitetip Shark as well as Harmmerhead Sharks. The best chances to spot an Oceanic Whitetip Shark (also called longimanus) are from October to December. Manta Rays (mainly from May to August), Dolphins and Tiger Sharks can also sometimes be spotted. In addition to these giants, there are also plenty of pelagic fishes like trevallies, Barracudas and Tunas. The reef life is teeming with myriads of fishes all around Elphinstone.

Day 8: Check out

Check out / Departure

Diver on Beach

Highlights

Soft corals, hard corals, wrecks, marine life, sharks, and caves

The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip at around 4 pm. Divers are recommended to wait for 24hours before flying after the last dive.

Please note that routes and/or departure/arrival ports may be subject to changes due to weather conditions and/or coastguard instructions/restrictions.

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- Price Includes: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft        drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Diving Package,

  Nitrox, Snorkel Gear, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, Wi Fi internet.

- Required Extras: Dive Insurance (5 EUR per day), Travel Insurance, Visas and Fees.

- Optional Extras: Gratuities (75 EUR), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages (3.50 EUR), Nitrox Course (120 EUR), Private         Dive Guide (500 EUR), Rental Gear (160 EUR), Scuba Diving Courses.

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