Attractions

Diving the Daedalus Reef

Also known as 'Abu el-Kizal', the Daedalus Reef is located 80 km offshore from Marsa Alam. Its remoteness makes it one of the less visited diving sites in the region, and one of the most preserved from a reef condition perspective. The area is subject to strong currents, especially in the north. The reef is thickly covered from both its east and west sides with fans and soft coral. Some pretty big fishes can be spotted in Abu el-Kizal, including hammerhead sharks, different species of trevally, tunas, moray eels, and dottybacks. The site's depth go...

Also known as 'Abu el-Kizal', the Daedalus Reef is located 80 km offshore from Marsa Alam. Its remoteness makes it one of the less visited diving sites in the region, and one of the most preserved from a reef condition perspective. The area is subject to strong currents, especially in the north. The reef is thickly covered from both its east and west sides with fans and soft coral. Some pretty big fishes can be spotted in Abu el-Kizal, including hammerhead sharks, different species of trevally, tunas, moray eels, and dottybacks. The site's depth goes from 5 to 40 metres; it is thus 'diveable' by intermediate divers, but they'll have to cope with the strong currents. The Deadalus Reef can be reached by Red Sea dive liveaboards; the closest port to that reef being Marsa Alam.