Daedalus,Sataya "Hammerheads+Dolphins"

Start from marina Marsa Galeb, come back to Marsa Galeb. 

The route includes Marine parc of the Egyptian Red sea 2nd zone Daedalus (Abu Kizan) and reefs system Sataya -Fury Shoal . This itinerary is good combination of red sea possibilities: drop off walls on Daedalus and corals gardens, caverns and relax of Sataya - Fury Shoal. This itinerary is open for advanced divers only, who made not less than 50 dives in open water conditions. Daedalus-Sataya-Fury Shoal is very rich on dive sites and in the some time not charged a lot by navigation hours. 

Daedalus or Abu Kizan. The first name is given to the reef by admiralty charts. The second name's origine is arabic word "kizan" mean "pottery" as there is a Wreck at the Northern side of the reef that had a kargo of pottery. In present time the wreck is totally destroyed by waves. 

Main attraction points on Daedalus are marine life, south plateau and dramatic walls at the North, West and East. 
Hummer heads paradise is here, you can see also oceanic white tip sharks, shoals of fishes, barracudas, tunas... 

Due to safety reasons nights dives on Daedalus are not provided at all. In summer period we arrange up to 4 day-dives, in winter time 3 day-dives guaranteed. Claimed number of dives is not guaranteed, the final amount depends on weather conditions, a particular week, the special conditions of the contract, if any.

Elfinstone - a star dive site north of Marsa Alam. This name was given by international marine shart. The arabic name Shagra means Blondie. If you are moored at the reef on a sunny morning, when you look at the shore, you will see a solitarily bright red mountain which is called Shagra Mountain or The Blondie Mountain. There are two versions of the international name Elfinstone "stone of elves" and "elephant".  The absence of this reef in the list of marine parks looks like misunderstanding. Elfinstone is known by unpredictable currents.

The reef is located almost in the direction from north to south (NNW-SSE), a length  is 350 m and a width is 70 meters. There are unlimited points of attaction at this reef and they are all related to the extremely generous reef formation and its location. You can find big marine life hanging around the reef on all sides, at different depths of blue water. On the north there are two plateaus: on -20m and on -40m. This is a perfect sharks points. There is a chance to meet hammerheads especially early morning. The southern plateau descends slowly till 40 m and after 40 drop off.

The itinerary includes also reefs system Fury Shoal - Sataya situated in the «middel» south of the Red sea, 40km south from Hamata. Fury Shoal - Sataya includes many well known dive sites: MaksurClaudiaMalahy, Abu Galawa.

Dolphine house is located here too – big lagoon with sandy bottom 10-15 meters deep there dolphins can be meet seldom.

Scuba diving here is forbiden, only snorkeling is allowed, the visibility is very good and it is possible to see the bottom and all dolphins if they come from the surface. 

L'itinéraire est très riche, variées et chargées des sites de plongées, est recommandée aux plongeurs expérimentés.

Week program:

Daedalus - Sataya Futy Shoal - Elfinstone
 
Saturdaytransfer to the boat, accomodation,, briefing
Sunday2-3 dives
Monday3-4 dives Daedalus
Tuesday3-4 dives Daedalus
Wenesday4 dives Sataya-Fury Shoal
Thurday4 dives Sataya-Fury Shoal
Friday2 dives Marsa Alam et Elfinstone 
Saturday Check-out and transfer to the airport
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Abu Kizan  

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Elfinstone   

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Daedalus: departure the 29.10
Drop off and strong current make perfect conditions for sharks searching and especially for hammerheads. Nice relaxe in the second part of the week in Sataya - Fury Shoal. 
Golden triangle: departure the 25.03, 29.04
Brothers-Daedelus-Elfinstone: Golden triangle or Simply the best. Three golden dive spot in one week. Dropp offs and current. Advanced divers only. 
North Plus: departure the 13.08, 26.11.
The big area of the Red sea in one week. Starting from Elfinstone through Panorama and Salem Express next to Safaga till northern wrecks as Thistlegorm, Carnatic, Gianis...