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Underwater Photo Location: Daedalus reef (Abu El Khizan)

Underwater Photo Location: Daedalus reef (Abu El Khizan)

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Daedalus reef is an offshore reef plate in the middle of the Red Sea. Only accessible by liveaboards it offers a good chance to see Scalloped Hammerhead, Thresher, Grey reef and Oceanic Whitetip sharks. The Oceanic season is Oct-Jan when water temperatures are lower at around 24-26'C
Facts about Daedalus reef (Abu El Khizan)
  • It is in Egypt
  • Daedalus reef (Abu El Khizan) is in the Red Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types

Marine Life

by James Dawson
This Oceanic Whitetip shark was photographed at Daedalus reef with a Canon G9 and no external strobe.

by Dray Van Beeck
My first oceanic whitetip photo of the season.

by Dray Van Beeck

by Henrik Gram Rasmussen
This Oceanic white tip seemed exited about the charging of my flash (electro magnetic field ??) shot of Deadelus reef on a not so known divesite a few miles from the actual reef. I am always greatfull when allowed diving with Sharks

by Igone Ugaldebere
oceanic white tip with pilot fish

by Igone Ugaldebere
oceanic white tip

by Dray Van Beeck
Thresher shark at Daedalus reef.

by Christian Nielsen
Hawksbill Turtle in the shallows on Daedalus Reef. Olympus E330, 14-54mm, 2 Ikelite DS125 Strobes.

by Richard Brodsky
Oceanic white tip, Deadelus reef

by Christian Nielsen
Oceanic Whitetip on Daedalus Reef. Very calm and friendly. Olympus E330, 14-54mm, 2 Ikelite DS125 Strobes

by Christophe Warpelin
La Sirène et le Napoleon

by Christophe Warpelin
Sea turtle @ Daedalus Reef - (Eretmochelys imbricata)

by Christophe Warpelin
Oceanic White Tip Shark & friends @ Daedalus Reef

by Morgan Ashton
Thresher shark. Twelve minutes and 100 ft. into my first dive at Daedalus Reef mid-way between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Sea and Sea DX-1G with two YS 110a strobes.

by Morgan Ashton
Daedalus Reef Lighthouse and the bow of the Emperor Superior Dive Boat.

by Dray Van Beeck
Silky shark at Daedalus reef.

by Dray Van Beeck
Silky shark at Daedalus reef.2

by Dray Van Beeck
Oceanic season has started...

by Elena May Izyumskaya
Napoleon's lips ))

by Sanjin Osterman
Jellyfish by Daedalus Reef - Red Sea

by Eddy Van Lier
Great Oceanic White Tip "flying" over my head at Deadelus Reef, Red Sea Egypt. Nikon D80 + Tokina 12-24 mm, Ikelite 125 strobe (f 8 1/125')

by Niall Deiraniya
Daedalus Reef - Oceanic White tip shark, circling above stopping us launching our SMB

by Deniz Muzaffer Gökmen
back stage

by Viktor Vrbovský
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