Brothers Islands Hurghada information, tours, prices and online booking
Brothers Islands Hurghada located at 67 km offshore from El Quseir. In fact, the islands only reached by live-aboard dive boats departing from Hurghada or Safaga. The islands – Little Brother and Big Brother – are an all-time favorite destination among experienced divers. In fact, the two islands offer no less than 12 distinct diving sites while covering not more than 0.1 and 0.3 sq. m. Moreover, the islands feature spectacular wall dives, strong currents and two Ship Wrecks. Moreover, they also feature coral reefs and amazing underwater species such as hammerhead sharks.
Together with Daedalus, Big Brother is the furthest East of the Egyptian territories. Lying to the north and south are two small flat underwater plains. In fact, it is with perpendicular walls dropping to around 50-60 meters. They in fact descend thousands of meters down into the sea. Above sea level the line of sand running for around 500 meters from North to South. It is virtually uninhabited, save for small groups of soldiers and some lighthouse operators. The seas here also boast several wrecks, although the majority of these are too far down to visit. The two within reach however offer some of the most beautiful sights in the Red Sea. The Numidia (sunk in 1901) and the Aida (sunk in 1957).
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The first is to the north of the island, but the sea conditions here mean that diving isn’t always feasible. The second rests to the North-East and is easier to visit. In fact, the Brothers Islands Hurghada located in open sea and the currents continually change. This in fact made the area around the island a true explosion of life and colors. Moreover, the two shipwrecks are the most beautiful of the Red Sea. In fact, they offer fabulous coral formations and amazing marine life. Furthermore, the glass-fish and big tropical groupers are ever present, as well as big shoals of tunas, barracudas and grey sharks. Sightings of other species of shark are often possible. It is such as the silk-shark, the “Longimanus”, the “Albimarginatus” and shoals of hammerhead sharks.
Even the fox shark, very rare elsewhere, easily found in this area. Sometimes the tropical moon-fish, huge mantas, whale sharks visit these areas. In fact, the Small Brother situated at about 1 Km south of Big Brother. It isn’t a real island but a small rock. For this reason the sighting of fish shoals and large fish is even more common. The two islands have the same submarine characteristics, they are both rich in coral, in particular the beautiful soft corals which give an incredible charm to the area. In the south-eastern part of Small Brother, at depths of around 20 to 40 meters, are some amazing forests of sea fans. In fact, in the afternoon on the south plateau it is often possible to see pelagic fish hunting.