Next to the Brothers Daedalus is one of the best places for scuba diving.
Daedalus reef is located in the middle of the Red Sea. The first leap of the eye is the lighthouse of Daedalus islands. Diving there will give you the opportunity to meet all kind of sharks, but in particluar hammerhead sharks. Unspoiled huge corals, big school of fish, manta’s and even the majestic whale shark can be seen here.
Zabargad Island and Rocky Island
Zabargad Island has some of the most beautiful soft coral gardens in the shallows, at less than 10 metres. Rays, Moray Eels and Crocodile fish can be found amongst the coral blocks. Octopus, cuttlefish and nudibranches are also present here. There are a few small wrecks to dive too. All in all, this place deserves a lot more attention than simply as an overnight stop for Rocky Island. The desolate Rocky Island is a legendary dive site, which can also be a bit challenging if the weather is not kind. The North reef has absolutely sheer vertical walls and a rugged profile. Strong currents can make this a bullet-like drift dive, and the strong surge can often be felt even at 25m or more. The isolation of the island combined with the nutrient rich currents offers a good possibility of seeing almost any sea creature you can think of, from the little reef fish up to the tuna, mackerels and barracuda’s. The big reef fish such as Gray sharks and Silky sharks are also frequent visitors. Hammerheads, Thresher sharks, Dolphins and Mantas are not rare, even little whales are seen occasionally. The south of Rocky Island is easier to dive and lots of corals and fish can be found.