Southern Red Sea Itineraries
- Brothers Islands and Elphinstone Reef
- The Brother Islands
- Brothers Deadalus Elphinstone
- Deep South - St. Johns Reefs
- Great Island Tour
- North Wrecks
- South Safari
- Best of Red Sea
Route: The Brother Islands are one of the best diving locations in the world
The Islands - the Big Brother and the Little Brother - are two small isolated promontories that just come out of the water in the middle of the sea at some 140 km from the coast.
The Little Brother has a very high concentration of life in a very reduced area. The walls are covered literally with sponges, anemones and all sorts of soft coral alcyonarian in an astonishing variety of colors and shapes. Of course you will find here plenty of fish. It is not unusual to see sharks: hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey sharks, silvertip and whitetip reef sharks.
About one km north of the Little Brother lies the Big Brother. At the west side, in the middle of the island, is a lighthouse. When it is not too windy, you can proceed to dive the wreck "NUMIDIA" which lies upon the reef on the northern side of the island between 10 and 80 m. This 150 m long ship sunk 100 years ago and is now completely covered with both hard and soft corals and gorgonians. A fantastic view!
At the NW side of the island you will find the other wreck: the "AIDA". This 82 m long steam ship sunk 1957. The remaining pieces of the wreck are scattered all over the reef and just the back side of the hull can be found between 30 and 60 m. It is nicely overgrown and worth to visit.
Because of strong current and maybe high waves it is not easy to dive at the Brother's.
This safari is only for experience divers.