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Why choose this route?

  • This itinerary is often called the Golden Triangle. Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone are quite distant.
  • The area is known for all the different types of sharks, including tiger sharks, hammerheads, oceanic whitetips, whale sharks, as well as threshers, silky and reef sharks.
Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone

Brothers Island

The Islands – the Big Brother and the Little Brother – are two small exposed promontories that just come out of the water in the middle of the sea at around 60km from the Egyptian coastline. The Little Brother has a very high concentration of life in a much reduced area. The walls are covered literally with sponges, anemones and all sorts of hard and soft corals in an astonishing variety of colors and shapes.

Numidia

NUMIDIA, which lies upon the reef on the northern side of the island between 5 m and 80 m. This 150 m long ship sunk in 1901 and is now completely covered with both hard and soft corals and gorgonias.

Daedalus Reef

The Daedalus Reef The reef is surrounded by a sheer wall all around, featuring a plateau on its southern side that goes from 28 m beside the reef to 40 m on the edge of the drop-off. Reef and hammerhead sharks are often spotted here. UW marine life is here more abundant than anywhere else, with schools of surgeons, fusiliers, carangids.

Elphinstone Reef

Spectacular marine life with a profusion of fish and marvellous drop-offs.

The Elphinstone Reef is one of the Red Sea’s best shots for encounters with sharks, in particular the large oceanic white tip. The Elphinstone Reef is home to spectacular variety of sea life, including jacks, tuna, blue lunar fusiliers, napoleon wrasse, black snapper and the odd giant barracuda, spying from a distance. The reef is carpeted in healthy soft and hard corals of all shapes and sizes.