The Brother Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone
Dive what are considered by many as the Top 3 sites in this area: The Brother Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone.
SIMPLY THE BEST
The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore from El Quesir.
As part of the Marine Park Islands National Park, these islands offer stunning wall diving, with the walls being covered in soft corals and forests of gorgonians, creating a multitude of ever-changing colours. They attract a diverse array of marine species and large pelagics such as Tuna, Barracudas, Jacks and Snappers that cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional Hammerheads, Thresher, Silky and Oceanic White Tip Sharks and Mantas.
For the wreck diver, the wrecks of the Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel, and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. Both are covered in a rich growth of soft and hard corals. Marine life includes a family of Napoleon Wrasse and Grey Reef Sharks.
Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is a large, oval reef with a lighthouse and is the furthest offshore reef in the Egyptian Red Sea. Its deep walls and drop-offs offer some of the most spectacular diving to be found. Daedalus has mountainous, pristine, hard coral formations. There is also a strong chance of spotting schooling Hammerheads, and grey reef sharks.
Elphinstone, with its shear walls covered in soft corals, offers a likely encounter with Oceanic White Tip sharks at the right time of the year.
Note: Minimum of 50 logged dives required and no night dives permitted in the Marine Park area by Egyptian Law. These are challenging dives with strong currents, so not for inexperienced divers. Overnight travelling is required for this itinerary.
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