ROCKY & ZABARGAD

NAME & LOCATION

As the most southerly of Egypt’s Red Sea dive destinations, not many divers make it to Zabargad and Rocky Island. Those who do, often say this is the best diving in the Red Sea.

the name rocky comes from the rocky island structure above water. Ands Zabargad is named after the emerald that used to be mined there.

Rocky & Zabargad are two islands that are the farthest outpost of Egypt. The are located East of Saint Johns, a plateau that is home of amazing reefs each with a very different structure. From caverns to deep dropping walls and a forrest of pinnacles.
Rocky & Zabargad are two islands that are the farthest outpost of Egypt. They are located East of Saint Johns, a plateau that is home of amazing reefs each with a very different structure. From caverns to deep dropping walls and a forrest of pinnacles.

BIODIVERSITY

Zabargad Island is surrounded by coral-filled slopes, swim throughs, caverns and pinnacles perfect for drift dives. If you love a wild ride provided by strong currents, Rocky Island is the place for you. These currents attract year-round pelagic visitors like reef sharks, hammerheads, dolphins, manta rays and turtles

DIVE SITE SPECS
Access:Year round, in the winter currents and wind pick up
Type of diving:Cavern, wall, night, shallow water
Diver level:Advanced & comfortable with currents & depth.
Depth:0-40 meters
Current:none-medium
Visability:20-30 meters
Together with Zabargad this Island (called Rocky) is one of the farthest in the Red Sea to visit. Her deep dropping and dramatic walls and heavily overgrown with many stunning hard and soft corals. The currents bring any marine animal imaginable, you only need the luck to see them. From hawksbill turtle, manta, Longimanus, thresher shark, silky shark and even dolphins are seen hare.
Together with Zabargad this Island (called Rocky) is one of the farthest in the Red Sea to visit. Her deep dropping and dramatic walls and heavily overgrown with many stunning hard and soft corals. The currents bring any marine animal imaginable, you only need the luck to see them. From hawksbill turtle, manta, Longimanus, thresher shark, silky shark and even dolphins are seen hare.
Zabargad is quite a big Island in the far outskirts of the southern Red Sea. Turtle bay is known for sea turtles to lay their egg in the summer and the reef just south of that spot makes foursome pretty good diving.
Zabargad is quite a big Island in the far outskirts of the southern Red Sea. Turtle bay is known for sea turtles to lay their egg in the summer and the reef just south of that spot makes for some pretty good diving.

WHAT TRIPS BRING YOU THERE?

These dives can be done by Liveaboard, where you combine the best dive sites in a weeks diving. The following trips offer it as part of their program: