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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 Islands

The Islands – Big Brother and Little Brother – are two small exposed promontories that just come out of the water in the middle of the sea at around 60 km from the Egyptian coastline. 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 is a 150 m long ship that sunk in 1901 and lies upon a reef on the northern side of the island between 5m and 80 m. Now it is completely covered with both hard and soft corals and gorgonians.

Daedalus Reef

Daedalus 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. Underwater marine life is here more abundant than anywhere else, with schools of surgeons, fusiliers, carangids.

Elphinstone

Access: by speedboat.
Depth: between 5 and +40 meters.
Minimum level: advanced diver with more than 50 dives.
Location: 29 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: Located offshore, Elphinstone is a 600 meters long reef, ranging from 5 meters to over 100 meters deep. A spectacular underwater life with a multitude of fishes and wonderful drop-offs.
Elphinstone is one of the best spots in the Red Sea to meet sharks such as hammerheads, oceanic sharks, grey and silky sharks but also occasionally whale sharks and manta rays.
You will also be able to observe the abundant life of its reef such as schools of snappers, anthias, fusiliers, tunas, trevallies but also Napoleons, turtles and giant barracudas. You can admire an impressive variety of soft corals of all shapes, sizes and colors.
Due to strong currents the conditions can sometimes be a bit difficult, so this dive site is mainly recommended for experienced divers.

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