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Perfect for pelagic fish and shark action. Dives are challenging and require experienced divers. Due to the remoteness, these sites are mainly an exclusivity to liveaboards, you wont have a daily boat in sight! This is a world class route

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Brothers The Brother Islands: The Big Brother and the Little Brother are two small remote islands in the middle of the Red Sea. They offer world-class diving experience and only accessible by liveaboards, which make them available for just the fortunate few. The two brothers are only 5 minutes apart with about 12 dive sites around them, including two wreck dives; Numidia & Aida (not for recreational divers). Little Brother: This tiny island is known to be one of the best dive sites in the world. The scenery is breathtaking, with some of the most healthy, dense and vibrant soft and hard corals. The plateau at 40 meters is known to be one of the best sites in Egypt for shark diving. Grey reef sharks and silvertips are regulars in the area. Hammerheads can be spotted too, but they often stay in the deep. Marine life is abundant on this site, appearances from schools of barracuda, sharks and dogtooth tuna are frequent here. Big Brother: The big sibling is full of life and action. Many sharks patrol the south-east point of the island. Oceanic white tip and grey reef sharks, are regulars on this site. On a lucky day, you can spot thresher sharks. That is not to say that the Big Brother is only a shark spot. The walls are beautifully covered by colourful and dense soft and hard corals. The population of the Red Sea reefs' fish on this site is astonishing, and manta rays sighting is not uncommon. The big brother also hosts two unique wrecks; Numidia and Aida.

Elphinstone Elphinstone has a diverse and healthy marine life, beautiful landscape and plenty of action. Sharks, big pelagics, schooling fish, healthy reefs, the dramatic walls and drift dives are to name a few. All this makes Elphinestone one of the most famous dive sites in the Southern Red Sea and the world. This wreck-shaped reef is 12 KMs offshore of Marsa Alam and is 375 meters in length. The northern and southern tips have a generous 100 meters wide plateaus. They range between 20-40 meters in-depth and covered with astonishing soft corals, huge gorgonians and colourful sea whips. At the Northern Plateau reef, sharks are a common sighting. Soft corals, herds of redtooth triggerfish, hunting giant trevally and great barracudas are a regular sight on this side. Hammerhead sharks are not a common thing in Elphinestone, though, if you see them here it would be at the Northern Plateau. The Southern Plateau hosts a healthy population of oceanic whitetip sharks. We say that this shark is the mascot of diving in the Southern Red Sea. It's a distinguished and curious shark that is most of the time accompanied by pilot fish. People from all over the world come to the south of the Red Sea to experience close encounters with the oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus). There is plenty and colourful life on this reef from the very big to the tiniest of creatures.

Daedalus Reef Daedalus Reefs (also known as Abu Kizan) are still in top condition. Thanks to the location of the site being a marine park, remote and only accessible to liveaboards. This pristine reef lies 80 KMs offshore of Marsa Alam and is distinct by the British built lighthouse. In summer months, expect to see schooling scalloped hammerheads, manta rays, oceanic whitetips, big trevallies and tunas, as well as silky sharks, can always be passing by in the blue. The overall underwater scenery is spectacular with great drift dives across the walls that are densely decorated with sea fans, soft and hard corals. The reef and walls quality compares to these of the Little Brother. Even if you are just after shark and pelagic action, visiting the anemones field is mandatory, you won't be disappointed.

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