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Daedalus Reef Liveaboard Diving

Remote Liveaboard Diving With Stunning Corals, Reef Fish, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks And Schooling Hammerheads

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Liveaboard Diving in Daedalus Reef

Daedalus liveaboard diving is about amazing coral reefs, Anemone City, colourful reef fish, schooling hammerheads and oceanic whitetip sharks. Daedalus is a protected marine park and only accessed by liveaboard and is often dived as part of the Shark Triangle including Elphinstone and The Brothers.

A Daedalus liveaboard is the only way to scuba dive Daedalus Reef, Red Sea. Daedalus Reef is a marine park, which is why it is so pristine and full of marine life.

Daedalus Reef has amazing coral reefs, which include hard corals, soft corals and an array of colourful reef fish. Plus Daedalus Reef is where you are likely to see large napoleon wrasse, sharks such as schooling hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, thresher sharks, reef sharks and the occasional whale shark if you’re lucky, and manta rays too.

For those who like wreck diving and who are suitably certified technical divers, you can also dive the Zealot wreck dive to 80-120 metres (262-394).

It is important to note that the currents can be strong around Daedalus Reef, which means you should have the relevant experience and certification to dive in a drift dive.

This means that Daedalus Reef diving is for intermediate to advanced divers only, as you will need to dive from a zodiac (or RIB) using a negative entry.

Where is Daedalus Reef?

Daedalus Reef is 85 kilometres (53 miles) east-southeast from Marsa Alam off the coast of Egypt, 324 kilometres (203m) from Hurghada and 360 kilometres (225m) from Sharm El Sheikh. You can board a Daedalus Reef liveaboard from Marsa Alam, Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh to dive this remote dive site.

Table of Red Sea Daedalus Reef Liveaboards

This list of Daedalus Reef liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Daedalus Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.


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Total Records Found: 59, showing 7 per page
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Review: MV Ghani; Book: MV Ghani 10 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Hammerhead I; Book: MY Hammerhead I 10 Exceptional from £86; $105; €98
Review: MY Sea Friend; Book: MY Sea Friend 9.6 Exceptional from £72; $88; €82
Review: MY Aldebaran; Book: MY Aldebaran 9.6 Exceptional from £103; $126; €117
Review: MY Blue; Book: MY Blue 9.5 Exceptional from £114; $139; €130
Review: MY Seven Seas; Book: MY Seven Seas 9.5 Exceptional from £108; $126; €117
Review: MV Dolce Vita; Book: MV Dolce Vita 9.5 Exceptional from £120; $146; €137

Note: The above “Price Per Day” was correct at the time of producing this article, as was the exchange rate used to convert the GBP cost to US Dollars and Euros. For an up-to-date cost for your chosen liveaboard, please visit the “Book” link above.


Daedalus Reef Diving Know Before You Go

The following are answers to “Know Before You Go” questions about the Daedalus Reef Red Sea.

What Is Diving Daedalus Reef Like?

To answer the question, what is diving Daedalus Reef like, is best answered by video.

Daedalus Egypt Dive Site Review – www.simplyscuba.com

How Do You Get To Daedalus Reef?

You can only get to Daedalus Reef by Red Sea liveaboard due to its remote location, and the best places to get there are from Hurghada or Port Galib, as these locations have the best liveaboard choices.

Most Daedalus Reef liveaboards will also dive on The Brothers and Elphinstone reef as part of the same itinerary, which is known as the “Shark Triangle”.

Where is The Best Location For Daedalus Reef Liveaboards?

The two best places to dive Daedalus Reef by liveaboard are Hurghada and Port Ghalib, as these have the most liveaboards with Daedalus Reef itineraries.

  • There are 46 Daedalus Reef Liveaboards departing Hurghada.
  • There are 37 Daedalus Reef Liveaboards departing Port Ghalib.

Can Daedalus Reef Be Dived From a Red Sea Resort?

Daedalus Reef cannot be dived from a dive resort as the reef is too remote, which means you will need to book a Red Sea liveaboard from one of the following Egypt locations.

  1. Hurghada.
  2. Sharm El Sheikh.
  3. Marsa Alam.
  4. Port Ghalib.
  5. Marsa Ghalib.
  6. Safaga.

The reason the Daedalus Reef can only be dived by liveaboard is they are remote and about 350 kilometres (219 miles) south-southwest of Sharm El Sheikh and about 313 kilometres (195 miles) south-west of Hurghada. The closest Egypt town is Marsa Alam, which is 85 (53 miles) west-southwest of Daedalus Reef.

Can you Dive Daedalus From Hurghada?

You can dive Daedalus Reef from Hurghada, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Hurghada. There are 46 Red Sea liveaboards with Daedalus Reef itineraries that depart from Hurghada, which is 324 kilometres (203 miles) from Daedalus Reef.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Hurghada and include itineraries to Daedalus Reef.

Popular Daedalus Reef Liveaboards Departing Hurghada

Table of All Red Sea Daedalus Reef Liveaboards Departing Hurghada

This list of Daedalus Reef liveaboards departing from Hurghada is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Daedalus Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 46, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Hammerhead I; Book: MY Hammerhead I 10 Exceptional from £86; $105; €98
Review: MY Sea Friend; Book: MY Sea Friend 9.6 Exceptional from £72; $88; €82
Review: MY Blue; Book: MY Blue 9.5 Exceptional from £114; $139; €130
Review: MV Dolce Vita; Book: MV Dolce Vita 9.5 Exceptional from £120; $146; €137
Review: MY Aphrodite; Book: MY Aphrodite 9.5 Exceptional from £99; $121; €113
Review: MY Golden Dolphin; Book: MY Golden Dolphin 9.5 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Seawolf Dominator; Book: MY Seawolf Dominator 9.4 Superb from £96; $117; €109

Can you Dive Daedalus Reef From Marsa Alam?

You can dive Daedalus Reef from Marsa Alam, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Marsa Alam. There are 10 Red Sea liveaboards with Daedalus Reef itineraries that depart from Marsa Alam, which is 85 kilometres (53 miles) from Daedalus Reef.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Marsa Alam and include itineraries to Daedalus Reef.

The Most Popular Daedalus Reef Liveaboard Departing Marsa Alam

Table of All Red Sea Daedalus Reef Liveaboards Departing Marsa Alam

This list of Daedalus Reef liveaboards departing from Marsa Alam is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Daedalus Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 10, showing 7 per page
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Review: MV Ghani; Book: MV Ghani 10 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Hammerhead I; Book: MY Hammerhead I 10 Exceptional from £86; $105; €98
Review: MY Aldebaran; Book: MY Aldebaran 9.6 Exceptional from £103; $126; €117
Review: MY Seven Seas; Book: MY Seven Seas 9.5 Exceptional from £108; $126; €117
Review: MY JP Marine; Book: MY JP Marine 8.7 Fabulous from £81; $99; €92
Review: MY Oceanos; Book: MY Oceanos 8.6 Fabulous from £130; $159; €148
Review: MY Nemo; Book: MY Nemo 8.4 Very good from £72; $88; €82

Can you Dive Daedalus Reef From Sharm El Sheikh?

You can dive Daedalus Reef from Sharm El Sheikh, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Sharm El Sheikh. There are 2 Red Sea liveaboards with Daedalus Reef itineraries that depart from Sharm El Sheikh, which is 360 kilometres (225 miles) from Daedalus Reef.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Sharm El Sheikh and include itineraries to Daedalus Reef.

The Most Popular Daedalus Reef Liveaboard Departing Sharm El Sheikh

Table of All Red Sea Daedalus Reef Liveaboards Departing Sharm El Sheikh

This list of Daedalus Reef liveaboards departing from Sharm El Sheikh is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Daedalus Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 2, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Red Sea Blue Force 2; Book: MY Red Sea Blue Force 2 9.1 Superb from £91; $111; €104
Review: MY Turquoise; Book: MY Turquoise 0 Not rated from £108; $132; €123

Can you Dive Daedalus Reef From Port Ghalib?

You can dive Daedalus Reef from Port Ghalib, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Port Ghalib. There are 37 Red Sea liveaboards with Daedalus Reef itineraries that depart from Port Ghalib, which is 135 kilometres (84 miles) from Daedalus Reef.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Port Ghalib and include itineraries to Daedalus Reef.

Popular Daedalus Reef Liveaboards Departing Port Ghalib

Table of All Red Sea Daedalus Reef Liveaboards Departing Port Ghalib

This list of Daedalus Reef liveaboards departing from Port Ghalib is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Daedalus Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 37, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Sea Friend; Book: MY Sea Friend 9.6 Exceptional from £72; $88; €82
Review: MY Aldebaran; Book: MY Aldebaran 9.6 Exceptional from £103; $126; €117
Review: MY Blue; Book: MY Blue 9.5 Exceptional from £114; $139; €130
Review: MV Dolce Vita; Book: MV Dolce Vita 9.5 Exceptional from £120; $146; €137
Review: MY Aphrodite; Book: MY Aphrodite 9.5 Exceptional from £99; $121; €113
Review: MY Golden Dolphin; Book: MY Golden Dolphin 9.5 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Seawolf Dominator; Book: MY Seawolf Dominator 9.4 Superb from £96; $117; €109

Can you Dive Daedalus Reef From Marsa Ghalib?

You can dive Daedalus Reef from Marsa Ghalib, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Marsa Ghalib. There are 7 Red Sea liveaboards with Daedalus Reef itineraries that depart from Marsa Ghalib.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Marsa Ghalib and include itineraries to Daedalus Reef.

Popular Daedalus Reef Liveaboards Departing Marsa Ghalib

Table of All Red Sea Daedalus Reef Liveaboards Departing Marsa Ghalib

This list of Daedalus Reef liveaboards departing from Marsa Ghalib is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Daedalus Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 7, showing 7 per page
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Review: MV Blue Melody; Book: MV Blue Melody 9.2 Superb from £76; $93; €87
Review: MY Seawolf Soul; Book: MY Seawolf Soul 9.2 Superb from £87; $106; €99
Review: MY Emperor Echo; Book: MY Emperor Echo 9 Superb from £98; $120; €112
Review: MY Blue Horizon; Book: MY Blue Horizon 9 Superb from £87; $106; €99
Review: MY Blue Adventurer; Book: MY Blue Adventurer 8.9 Fabulous from £69; $84; €79
Review: MV Tala; Book: MV Tala 8.7 Fabulous from £94; $115; €107
Review: MY Galaxy 720; Book: MY Galaxy 720 0 Not rated from £91; $111; €104

Can you Dive Daedalus Reef From Safaga?

You can dive Daedalus Reef from Safaga, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Safaga. There are 3 Red Sea liveaboards with Daedalus Reef itineraries that depart from Safaga.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Safaga and include itineraries to Daedalus Reef.

The Most Popular Daedalus Reef Liveaboard Departing Safaga

This list of Daedalus Reef liveaboards departing from Safaga is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Daedalus Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

Table of All Red Sea Daedalus Reef Liveaboards Departing Safaga

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Total Records Found: 3, showing 7 per page
Discover LiveaboardCustomer ReviewsPrice Per Day
Review: MY Jessica; Book: MY Jessica 9.4 Superb from £92; $112; €105
Review: MY Oceanos; Book: MY Oceanos 8.6 Fabulous from £130; $159; €148
Review: MY Nemo; Book: MY Nemo 8.4 Very good from £72; $88; €82

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