Aquarius - Zabargad - Rocky Island - Daedalus
7 NIGHTS - DEPARTING FROM Port GHALIB - (16 DIVES MINIMUM)
Experience Level: Aquarius requires that you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent with a minimum of 50+ dives for this itinerary.
This is a flexible itinerary where the Captain and Guides will organise the trip taking into account the weather conditions, the number of other boats in the area and the wishes of guests.
As a rough guide, this trip may split its time as follows:
- 1 day Zabargad
- 1 day Rocky and Fury Shoal area
- 1.5 day / 2 days in Daedalus
Daedalus is situated 100 miles south of the Brothers - it is a huge circular reef with a manned lighthouse in its centre. A service track from the outer part of the reef to the lighthouse allows boats to moor and visit the lighthouse to experience the spectacular panoramic views.
The possibilities to dive are numerous because of the size of the reef. The northern part is often chosen, when the weather conditions allow it, for the first dive at dawn and is an ideal area for large gatherings. You may encounter grey sharks and white tip reef sharks, schools of hammerheads, big trevally and barracuda. Manta rays and eagle rays are also visitors to this area. The peculiarities of the drop off on the west, besides the beautiful soft and black corals, are a huge colony of sea anemones with their clownfish in the more shallow area of the drop off. The wall on the east side, consisting of hard coral formations, is also a place rich in marine life.
Please note: You are expected to be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following the guide. The guides may not enter the water and may remain onboard as surface support for some dives. As with all diving activities, the dive guide has the final decision regarding any divers competency to complete any particular dive. This 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.