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Southern/St. John's Reef and Daedalus

Departing from Port Ghalib

This itinerary takes in some beautiful, untouched and unique diving at the southernmost sites of the Egyptian Red Sea. From extensive exposed reefs and coral gardens, to stunning wall dives with plenty of space to track pelagics, this safari really does take in something for everyone. There is a wealth of interesting topography to explore here too, including small caverns, caves and swim-throughs, and this area is particularly suited to underwater photography.  and there are some great sheltered bays for night diving.

 

QUALIFICATION NEEDED:

You must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent to join this safari.
As with all diving activities, the dive guide has the final decision regarding any divers competency to complete any particular dive.

 

Itinerary Highlights

 

St. John's Reef: This chain of reefs is the furthest South you can dive in the Egyptian Red Sea and offers immense variety: drop-offs, tunnels and stunning hard-coral formations. St. John's Caves or Umm Kharalim is truly unique and is a photographer’s heaven with rays of light filtering through into the beautiful tunnels. The marine life and the colours of the soft corals are truly amongst the finest in the Red Sea.

 

Daedalus: Daedalus is a large, remote reef covered in hard and soft coral formations and offers beautiful scenic dives with an abundance of marine life. Easily recognized by its striped lighthouse, this massive reef offers some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea. The sheer walls are covered in overgrown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. The sheer size of this reef and the chance to spot pelagics in the blue means that you can do several dives here and still want to come back for more!

 

Fury Shoals: This large cluster of reefs offers unforgettable and easy dives. From the northern site of Small Abu Galawa to its most-southern site of Sataya, Fury Shoals is both surprising and diverse. Each dive site has its particularity: from dolphins, to stunning hard coral formations and not forgetting the two little wrecks, "Tug Boat" and the "Yacht".

 

Please Note: The above, is a sample itinerary and is subject to change without notice. The itinerary will depend on several factors including, but not limited to, weather, diving ability of guests & the number of other boats already present at the various dive sites. All dive sites visited are subject to weather conditions and are at the discretion of your dive guides and vessel captain. 

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