Brothers – Daedalus – Elphinstone

What you expect to see?

  • The Brothers Islands are one of the best diving spots in the world. The Islands – the Big Brother and the Little Brother – are two small isolated promontories that just come out of the water in the middle of the sea at some 60 km from the coast. The Little Brother has a very high concentration of life in a very reduced area. The walls are covered literally with sponges, anemones and all sorts of soft coral alcyonarian in an astonishing variety of colors and shapes. Of course you will find here plenty of fish. It is not unusual to see sharks: Hammerheads, Grey Sharks, Silver Tip and White Tip Reef Sharks.
  • The Daedalus Reef is a huge reef formation that lies at about 180 km south of Brother Islands. The reef is surrounded by a sheer wall all around, featuring a plateau in its southern side that goes from 30 m beside the reef to 40 m on the edge of the drop-off. If the weather is good, try to get as far north as possible and drift along one of the sides of the reef. Reef and hammerhead sharks are often spotted here. UW life is here more abundant than anywhere else, with schools of surgeons, fusiliers, carangids.
  • The Reef Elphinstone, a truly legendary reef, is one of the most beautiful reefs in the red sea, with its north and south plateau’s, and its walls covered in soft corals, black corals, wire corals and gogonias. Hammerheads, Oceanic White Tip Sharks and Grey Reef Sharks can also be spotted here on a regular basis.
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Daedalus Reef

Daedalus Reef (also known as Abu Kizan) is a 400-meter-long and 100-meter-wide (1,310–330 ft) standalone reef in the Egyptian Red Sea situated about 90 kilometers from Marsa Alam.[2][3] There is a small artificial island in the center of the reef, which hosts a lighthouse constructed in 1863 and rebuilt in 1931.[4] Daedalus reef is a well-known place for diving because of good chances to see pelagic fish, such as hammerhead sharks, and an abundance of corals. In the high season one can find many dive safari boats staying overnight, anchored to the reef.

Elphinstone

This long finger like reef runs from north to south in the open Red Sea. Steep walls drop to the depths on the reef’s east and west sides, while the north and south ends of the reefs are marked by submerged plateau. Sharks often swim by the spot to feed on the abundant reef fish population.

Included

  • Dive guides
  • 7 nights full-board accommodation (or the last night at a 4*hotel)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 3-4 dives per day (2-3 last day)
  • Tanks, weights
  • Local transfers

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Rental Equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Visa
  • Nitrox
  • Crew Gratuities