Rocky & Zabargad Island


Zabargad is the largest marine park in Egypt’s southern Red Sea and is often grouped with the Rocky Island Marine Park which lies just 5km southeast. Zabargad’s Turtle Bay is home to an abundance of reef fish, cuttlefish, octopus, blue spotted rays, and crocodile fish, and it is also a nesting ground for turtles during August. Beyond the sheltered coves, Zabargad offers thrilling walls and strong currents as well as the Khanka Wreck and sightings of oceanic whitetips, grey reef sharks, hammerheads, silver tips, and manta rays. Rocky Island is surrounded by a short reef plateau, which drops away into solid currents, encouraging serious schooling action as well as feeding sharks and giant barracuda.