Liveaboard trip - Diving Red Sea - Daedalus reef


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October 6th 2015
Published: February 10th 2016
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Scalloped hammerheads at Daedalus Reef!Scalloped hammerheads at Daedalus Reef!Scalloped hammerheads at Daedalus Reef!

These sharks are so amazing creatures...
Oct. 4th+5th 2015

Daedalus Reef is a reef in the open ocean, almost half way between Egypt and Saudi-Arabia.

Its remote location makes it a destination for liveaboards. We stayed at Daedalus Reef for two days. Also visited the lighthouse there on one evening just before sunset.

On our trip we tried to find hammerheads that live around this reef.

And we were lucky!





There is a school of 24 hammerheads living at daedalus reef... And one day we met the whole school!

But they were always deeper than us. The first group of divers had a bit more luck, they met them directly at same level.


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Scalloped hammerheads

below us. I had to take this shot upside down... they were down at 40m or below...
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Hammerhead

almost from the side. Maybe the only time I was at the same level with them.
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Scalloped hammerheads

another good shot
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school of hammerheads

there is a resident school of hammerheads at daedalus reef.
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school of hammerheads

They are far below us.
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unicornfish

from below
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view from the lighthouse

on the piers of daedalus reef


Tot: 2.593s; Tpl: 0.056s; cc: 18; qc: 82; dbt: 0.0641s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.5mb