Mini Trip - Brother Islands
Dive Sites Details
The 2 islands of Brother lie almost directly east of El Quesir and mark the first of the Southern Red Sea destinations.
On Big Brother, bluit by the British in the 19th century, the lighthouse is the only indication that man has made it this far. These two sea mounts have risen out of the water, driven by volcanic action deep below, and are home to some of the best wall diving you will find in the Red Sea. To spend few days here is to throw yourself into a world of fast drifts, big fish and dramatic drop offs.
Big Brothers is where the Aida and Numidia met their ends.
_ The Aida sank towards the north west tip of Big Brother, overwhelmed by the waves whilst attempting to deliver goods to the lighthouse. Ripped in 2 she fell to 30m. Hanging over the precipice edge of the northern tip, the Numidia smashed into Big Brother in 1901. Her upper bow has disappeared into the reef but from mid ships down, the structure vanishes into the dark blue depths. Sat on a ledge around 90m, the Numidia is a spectacular wreck dive at any hour of the day.
_ Little Brother island sits just below Big and is home to pristine reef, adorned with giant gorgonian sea fans. Shifting currents move down the Red Sea and carry vast amounts of nutrients to the islands and with it an astonishing marine life. The vertical walls are packed with large grouper, scorpion fish, resident napoleon and octopus. Swathes of anthias, snapper, barracuda and tuna school in the blue and patrolling grey reef sharks can be found wherever the currents meet. Spring sees hammerheads and silkies close in on the walls whereas the summer brings oceanic white tips. A healthy population of thresher sharks are spotted over winter months, just adding to the shark tally. With turtles on Big and manta on Little, the Brothers is an oasis in the midst of so much sea.
4 days Mini Safari Brother Islands
Schedule of the Week
Day 1 Arrival at Hurghada airport or transfer from your hotel to the safari boat at the
Marina. Prior to the dinner a check dive will be done at the reef Gota Abu Ramada.
After the stop, the boat will head directly to the Brother Islands. Departure might also
be scheduled from Safaga with check dive at the reef Tobia Arba.
Day 2 Early morning arrival at the Brother Islands after a journey of 130 km. Four dives are
scheduled during the day, like the wrecks Numidia and Aida II situated on the north of
Big Brother, and the southern part of Big Brother.
Day 3 Four dives are scheduled between the large and small Brother Islands. After the fourth
dive the boat will sail back overnight to Safaga.
Day 4 In the morning two dives are planned in Safaga, one on Panorama Reef and one on the
famous wreck Salem Express, in the early afternoon the boat will sail back to the
Marina and with transfer to the hotel.
3 nights onboard (Food, Snacks, Water and tea/coffee/soda)
2-4 dives per day, minimum 9 dives.
12L tanks & weights
Dive guides during the trip
Nitrox and 15L tanks
Marine Parc Fees
Special Courses (Advanced speciality Wrek/Deep/Nitrox...)