Just Brothers (from Marsa Ghalib Port)

Elphinstone and all the Brothers 

 

Note: 50 logged dives required by Egyptian Law

 

A trip to be remembered - report by Fefe Morisod

The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore. Part of the Marine Park Islands National Park, these islands offer stunning wall diving, with the walls being covered in soft corals and forests of gorgonians, creating a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours. They attract a diverse array of marine species and large pelagics. Large tuna, Jacks and Snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional Hammerheads, Silvertips, Silky and Oceanic White Tip Sharks and Mantas. Even the rare Thresher Shark can be found here. Sightings of the Grey Reef Shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateau of Small Brother.

 

For the wreck diver, the wrecks of the Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel, and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. Both are covered in a rich growth of soft and hard corals. Marine life includes a family of Napoleon Wrasse and Grey Reef Sharks.

 

Elphinstone, with its sheer walls covered in soft corals, offers a likely encounter with Grey Reef Sharks circling on the plateau and even Oceanic White Tip Sharks can be seen here for most of the year.

 

Photographs courtesy of Emperor Divers

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