Brother Island Tour

The Brother Island ( El Akhawein )

the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, are located about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their whole perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colours, black corals and forests of fan corals creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerhead, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas. The thresher shark, an oceanic species, very rarely spotted close to reefs, circles the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. The huge and spectacular moonfish can also be observed near the reefs

Big Brother

bigbrotherThe northerly of the two island and has a small lighthouse. It has two wrecks lying on its walls. At the northern most tip of the island lays a large freighter named the Namibia the other is the Aida II an Egyptian supply vessel that struck at night. There is excellent wall diving all along the southern side of the reef with strong currents promoting the growth of a spectacular forest of soft corals. Frequent sightings of big pelagics and an astonishing variety of marine life.

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The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numibia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

Little Brother

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This island is the smaller of the two as the name implies. At the north end is a long tongue of reef that extends seaward and in good weather it is possible to drop in here and drift. The current runs east west and here sharks may be seen cruising. On the south east side is a superb fan coral forest starting at 35m, there are also plenty of caves, overhangs, black coral, and lots of pelagics including sharks, tuna, barracuda, turtles and schools of reef fish. As you round the southern corner the slope gives way to a vertical wall where you can catch a glimpse of a silver tip shark. In summer thresher sharks are seen here, in October grey reef sharks gather to mate and divers have also reported schooling hammerheads and groups of sailfish in this area.The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, are located about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their whole perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.