Dahlak Archipelago

Travel to Dahlak Archipelago – Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

The Dahlak Archipelago is an island group that is located in the Red Sea near Massawa in Western Eritrea. It consists of two large and 124 small islands. The pearl fisheries of the archipelago have been famous since Roman times and still produce a substantial number of pearls. Only four of the islands are permanently inhabited, of which Dahlak Kebir is the largest and most populated.

The islands are home to a diverse marine life and numerous sea-birds. You can travel to the islands by boat from Massawa and once here you can enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling in order to see beautiful reefs and an abundance of marine life. The islands have been designated a national park.

  • See island life in Eritrea.
  • Scuba dive and snorkel to see stunning marine life.
  • Spot numerous sea birds.


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