Daedalus Reef

Deadalus Reef can only be reached by Liveaboard boats and is one of the top dive sites on most diver’s wish list. A stand alone 400m long reef approx. 80km away from Marsa Alam, this spectacular reef is difficult to miss as it even has its own lighthouse.

With 20 - 30m of visibility there are frequent sightings of hammerhead sharks, barracudas, travely, eagle rays, and manta rays.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 26 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

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Dive sites nearby

Shaab Samadai / Dolphin House

Shaab Samaday, also known as Dolphin House, is a protected area by the Egyptian environment authorities. The crescent formation of the reef and shallow water has, over time, attracted bottlenose dolphins that use it as a rest location. This dive is perfect for entry-level divers and snorkelers alike.

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Shaab Nakari

Located about 5 kilometers off the coast of Marsa Alam, the northwest side of Shaab Nakari offers beautiful wall diving. The rest of the reef is typical Red Sea coral reef with the usual residents. On the west side there is a sandy bottom at 15-25 meters/ 45-75 ft

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Marsa Nakari House Reef South

Very nice calm bay that is suitable for entry level and experienced divers. The bay guarantees a protected dive from the rough sea. Starting with a sloping sandy bottom, a dive to the north and the south sides can be conducted.

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Marsa Tondoba

Access to the dive site is only from a boat or zodiac. The bottom is sandy with a lot of coral blocks and pinnacles all covered with amazingly colourful soft corals.

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Sha’ab Marsa Alam

Dive site is 10min by boat from Marsa Alam marina. The perfect place for a drift dive around the reef. Nice, colorful coral all around plus a small, old wreck to explore.

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Marsa Samadai

Immersion suits all divers. You might dive twice on each reef in this stunning bay. The reef is very rich and you can encounterat this spot hawksbill turtles and gigantic moray eels.In shallower waters you might see Indian mackerel.

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The dive site is located approx. 70km south of Marsa Alam and is a shallow dive from 5m to 25m with easy access from shore over the sand to the shipwreck that lays at 16m /17m deep. This dive is suitable for entry level divers, however, in rough conditions, visibility might not be the best.

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Well protected bay with entry from the beach, both sides of the bay with a beautiful and colorful reef. In the middle of the bay, there is a big area with seagrass.

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Marsa Egla

A great shore dive that is located 11km from Marsa Alam. There is easy access to the water in a bay format, suitable for entry level and experienced divers alike. The reef extends to the north and to the south where the bay divides; you can decide which direction to go...they are both good dives.

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Elphinstone South is an amazing off-shore reef dive and preferred by many as an afternoon dive due to the fantastic lighting. The dive slopes down from 18m deep to the deepest top of the plateau at 40m.

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