GOLDEN MIX: Deadalus, Sataya, St Johns, Rocky, Zabargad “hammerheads, dolphins, caves, Zabargad’s wreck”

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

The Golden Mix itinerary is an exceptional week of diving in the southern part of the Red Sea. It combines thrilling shark encounters at Daedalus with beautiful coral lagoons at St Johns and Sataya – Fury Shoal, where you can also snorkel with dolphins. This itinerary covers the entire southern region of the Red Sea in just one week. It’s a unique experience only available on the JPMarine boat. 

You can check a map attached: 

  • Fury Shoal, Sattaya; snorkeking with dolphins, possible to meet dolphins during scuba dives on Sataya region; 
  • Maksour, Claudia, Malahy; TOP HITS of Sataya region- caves and coral gardens, turtles; 
  • Daedalus; sharky dives, possible to meet up to 5 types of sharks; 
  • St Johns, Zabargad; coral gardens, wreck, caves; 
  • Two weeks program during just one week ( Daedalus, Sataya, St.Johns, Rocky, Zabargad); 

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.

ZABARGAD. References to Zabargad were found at the time of the Roman Empire. The name of Zabargad comes from the semi-precious stone – peridot (green with golden hue) “zaberged” in Arabic which had been found here. Mines operated in Pharaonic Egypt are abandoned now.

Special highlight is a wreck on southwest part of Zabargad. This wreck Hanka is surrounded by rumors. The main version indentifies Hanka as a soviet spy boat. South side of Zabargad offers an unforgettable dive in a miraculous coral garden on a step of the stairs.

On Rocky all sides are drop off. In a strong current you find a lot of sharks on South point of Island and in all conditions – drifts. At Rocky water color is specific blue and perfect visibility up to 80 meters.

Very nice place, rich underwater world, once visited the island remains forever in the memory and dream to come back.

St Johns is one of famous dive safari itinerary in the Egyptian Red Sea. Several corals reefs on the southern end of the Egyptian Red Sea are collected under this name. St Johns reefs are close to the Tropic of Cancer and Zabargad island.

Dive sites on St Johns give a lot of diversity. There are some dive sites with drop off and strong current, others – coral lagoons on 10-20meters depth. St Johns is a great opportunities to every body from beginners to advanced divers.

If we have a chance and the sea is calm the boat could stay on St Johns reefs (dive sites names)  three days on the week trip. But only on good weather conditions we can arrange dives on dive sites name “habeli”.Habili means that coral reef starts on the depth of 4-8 meters and then you jump from the boat you didn’t see the reef at all. There are famous Habili Ali and Habili Gafar. In all weather conditions boat can be fixed on “gota”. Gota means that reef starts on the surface, gota protects boat from waves. There are famous Gota Kebira and Gota Soghayar.  Another advantage of St Johns is night dive. Every day of the trip night dive can be offered.

FURY SHOAL (SATAYA). 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: MaksurClaudiaMalahyAbu 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:

Saturdaytransfer to the boat, accomodation,, briefing
Sunday2-3 dives in Marsa Alam area 
Monday3-4 dives Daedalus
Tuesday4 dives Rocky, Zabargad, St Johns
Wenesday4 dives St Johns
Thurday4 dives Sataya-Fury Shoal
Friday2 dives Marsa Alam 
Saturday Check-out 08:00 and transfer to the airport , group bus reaches Hurghada around 13:00