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Daedalus Reef - Abu Kizan - Egypt

Daedalus Reef - Abu Kizan is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Egypt. This dive site has an average rating of 4.75 out of 5 from 4 scuba divers. The maximum depth is over 150ft/46m. The average visibility is 111-120ft/34-37m.

Daedalus Reef or Abu Kizan is the most offshore of all the reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. It is approximately 52 sea miles (=96 km) east of Marsa Alam. This small, isolated reef is almost halfway to Saudi Arabia. The island is 450 meter long and 100 meter wide, it is marked by a lighthouse which forms the only break on the horizon for many miles in any direction. Although the boat trip to the reef takes about 6 hours from Marsa Alam (and even longer from Hurghada) it is worth the while, because it features an excellent opportunity for spotting big pelagics including hammerheads, manta rays and more. All around its steep walls there is an extreme variety of fish life. The walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. 
Currents can be very strong. The reef is a huge submerged reef table and the surrounding reef wall drops off at 30-40m to depths of 500m. There is abundant growth of soft corals. Typical of Daedalus are its huge and pristine hard coral formations, and the possibility to spot schooling hammerheads (especially on the north point). Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks can also be spotted here.

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however, my experience with the place was.

the place has strong currents, actually in the 1st dive that day we had to change the plans due to a strong current and ruined the dive. 

but in the 2nd and 3rd dive, it was good. we actually stayed there an extra day cuz we spotted lots of sharks and hammer heads "its not like you go to a place like this everyday" over all , this place dangerous, but i loved it 


Oceanspirit - 6/09/2016 2:49 PM
Rating Added: 5
Impressive Hammerheads!
Many of them, if you are lucky!

Also regulars: Napoleon, Turtles, Grey Reef Sharks, Thrasher Shark, Barracudas and more.
FastFord - 9/11/2012 9:38 PM
Rating Added: 4
amazing worth the trip