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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, 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.


Access: speedboat.
Depth: between 5 and +40 meters.
Minimum level: Advanced diver and 50 dives.
Location: 29 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: Located offshore, Elphinstone is a 600 meter long reef, ranging from 5 meters to over 100 meters deep. A spectacular underwater life with a multitude of fish and wonderful drop-offs.
Elphinstone is one of the best spots in the Red Sea to meet sharks such as hammerhead, oceanic, gray, silky but also occasionally whale shark and manta ray.
You will also be able to observe the abundant life of its reef such as schools of snapper, anthias, fusilier, tuna, trevally but also Napoleon, turtle and giant barracuda. 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, this site is recommended mainly for experienced divers.