The Brother Islands scuba diving has to be one of the best dive sites in the Red Sea and should be at the top of your list of dives to experience sharks and wrecks all in one. The Brother Islands Red Sea can only be reached by diving liveaboard, as it’s too far offshore for any day boats to reach.
It appears from research that great white sharks die in captivity due to a build up of toxic levels of lactic acid. It is assumed the high level of lactic acid cannot be dissolved unless the sharks process large amounts of oxygen, which is something they don’t seem to be able to do in an aquarium.
The Red Sea Brothers shark attack by an oceanic whitetip shark on a scuba diver is very rare and could’ve been prevented. The Brothers shark attack could have been avoided if the diver was vertical in the water, kept his eyes on the shark and joined a group of divers to be intimidating to the shark.
Most of the scuba diving in the Cocos Islands will involve scuba diving with sharks, mostly with hammerheads and whitetip reef sharks. The only way to experience the scuba diving in the Cocos Islands is by dive liveaboard.
To experience the best scuba diving in the Red Sea, Elphinstone Reef should be top of the list, which is famous for exciting shark filled drift dives. The best way to experience this top Red Sea dive site is by dive liveaboard, but you can dive Elphinstone Reef on day trips when based in Marsa Alam.
The cost per dive for scuba diving is $30-$35 if you book a two tank boat dive trip at a total of cost $60-$70 depending on where you dive and how far off shore the dive boat ventures. Single tank dives cost on average $40, or just $5 for a tank fill if you have your own dive tanks for shore diving.