Diving Egypt: Daedalus and the South
The diving south of Marsa Alam, that you do by liveaboard, is first class.
Daedalus reef is almost 100 km southwest of Marsa Alam. It is around an island just 450 m by 100 m, with a lighthouse at the end.
"4 types of sharks, almost guaranteed: Thresher, Scalloped Hammerhead, Grey Reef and Oceanic Whitetip
Edwin, Netherlands, 2008
"One of the greatest sites in Egypt is Habili Ali.The atmosphere at sunrise is amazing!
Tomas Maly, 2009
We recommend these books for your trip to Egypt.
- Coral Reef Guide Red Sea
- by Ewald Lieske and Robert Myers, Collins, 384 Pages, Paperback (2004)
Coral Reef Guide Red Sea covers all common species of underwater life of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, you are likely to see while diving or snorkelling. Each species is illustrated with a full-colour photograph and the text gives details of range and characteristic behaviour. A map of good dive sites appears on the inside front cover. Includes jellyfish, corals, nudibranchs, starfish, sea urchins, fishes and turtles. An excellent sea life guide which I always take to the Red Sea
- Dive Red Sea: The Ultimate Guide
- by Simon Rogerson and John McIntyre, Paperback, Ultimate Sports Publications Ltd, 320 pages, 2007.
In the main devoted to Egypt, but also covers Jordan, Yemen, Djibouti, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Eritrea.
Buy from Amazon.co.uk
- Red Sea Map
- Road map and chart of all the major dive sites in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Eritrea and Djibouti.
- Red Sea Sharks (In Depth Divers' Guide)
- by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch, Trident Press, Hardback, (1999)
A comprehensive guide to the sharks of the Red Sea.