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Dive Safari The Brothers Islands and Elphinstone

Safari on the islands of Big and Small Brother. Start from Hurghada or Port Ghalib.

The purpose of our trip — Big Brother and Small Brother Islands is one of the most interesting places for diving in the Red Sea.

Located approximately in the middle of the Red Sea, between Egypt and Saudi Arabia (60 nautical miles from El Queseir), they are inaccessible for regular day trips and therefore retain their beauty and variety of marine life forms to this day.

At the top of the island there is nothing interesting — the desert tops of rocks, yellow sand …There is a lighthouse on Big Brother Island that we can visit during our trip.

But once you drop down under the water, you will find yourself among thickets of soft and hard corals that cover the walls of rocks that go into the abyss. Variegated colors replace each other, and schools of fish, which are quite numerous here, complement this picture. Napoleon, flute fish who like to swim in the bubbles of exhaled air, barracudas, tuna and of course butterfly fish.

 

Two beautiful wrecks of Aida II and Numidia. In the past, these two vessels were Egyptian bulk carriers. Now it is part of the reef. They are completely covered with beautiful corals and inhabited by fish. True, due to the sufficiently large depth, we can only see them from the outside, but even this is enough to get a lot of impressions, as one of the local inhabitants are gray black tip sharks.

Another  famous predator of the gray shark family White Tip Oceanic also knowing as Longimanus, is also likely to meet us. This amazing graceful creature inspires horror and delight, admiration and respect. As a rule, sharks are not allowed to get close to themselves, but caution never hurts. Therefore, night diving and swimming (snorkeling without wetsuits and outside the group) are strictly prohibited.
If we will be really lucky we have a good chance to see hammerheads sharks and whale sharks near Little Brother.

We will also visit Elphinstone Island, which is also home to reef sharks and hammerhead sharks. You will have a great opportunity to make amazing underwater photos and videos.

Our safari program includes 3-4 dives per day, including night dives. On the last day — 1 dive.
All dives on sunken ships depend on the skills of divers, weather conditions and the strength of the currents in the dive sites.

During our safari, you can also take courses in the following specialties:

  • Wreck Diver
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Deep Diver
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • And Advanced Course

 

Price per person – from 1100 eur.

Price is including:

Transfer airport/hotel – boat — airport/hotel

Dive safari on a liveaboard

  • Shared cabin, 7 nights on board (last night either on board or in a hotel).
  • Full board & soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • 6 days diving,
  • Dive guide
  • 12 litre tanks, weights,
  • environmental tax
  • Marine Park fees and port departure fees.
  • Nitrox

Price is not including:

  • Flights
  • Egyptian visa
  • Dive Insurance
  • Equipment Rental
  • Tanks other than 12 litres
  • Alcohol
  • Crew gratuities
  • Dive courses

Those wishing to take the course must inform about it in advance, no later than 3 weeks before the start of the safari.

   Documents and necessary information for participant:

  1. Passport copy
  2. Diving certificate copy (both sides)
  3. Number of dives and date of the last dive

 Mandatory requirement for all participants of the safari.

— Be a certified diver and have at least 30 registered dives. Participants with fewer dives are allowed only with the personal consent of the safari organizer.

— Have in stock and be able to use the Marker Buoy (SMB — Surface Marker Buy)

HAVE A GREAT JOURNEY!

 

 

 
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