Brothers


 

PELAGICS

 

BREATH-TAKING DROP OFFS

 

2 WRECKS

 

MYTHICAL SITES

 

 

A liveaboard itinerary for those who want to fully enjoy the Brothers Islands, unique sites of world-class reputation.

 

Of volcanic origin, the Brothers are two rocky islets in the middle of the Red Sea subject to potentially wild currents. Famous for the frequent passages of large pelagic species, it is not uncommon to encounter different types of sharks (gray, hammerhead, tresher, silky, oceanic white tip), schools of tuna, jacks and barracuda. Sometimes a manta ray even gratifies divers of a passage. The walls are also packed with the entire reef marine life. These astonishing drop offs impress with their incredible richness and the diversity of sponges and corals.

 

Small Brother is famous for its garden of giant gorgonians and black coral concentrations.

Big Brother is the place where the Aida and Numidia met their ends. Sunk several decades ago (the Numidia sank in 1901 and the Aida in 1957), these wrecks are now completely colonized by marine life.

A lighthouse that was built in the 19th century by the British dominates Big Brother. Inhabited by a handful of soldiers, these men will be delighted to invite you for tea and offer you a visit around the lighthouse after your dives.

 

The Brothers offer some of the best dives that can be found in the Red Sea. Given the strong currents and the remoteness of the dive sites, this itinerary is only accessible to divers in possession of an advanced diving license from an internationally recognized diving organization (eg. CMAS 2*, SSI advanced open water/advanced adventurer, PADI advanced or equivalent) and with a minimum of 50 logged dives.