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Red Sea Brothers Islands Liveaboard Diving

Remote Liveaboard Diving In A Protected Marine Park With Hammerhead Sharks, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks And Wrecks

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Red Sea The Brothers Liveaboard Diving

The Brothers liveaboard diving is about wrecks and shark diving with hammerheads and oceanic whitetips. The Brothers (El Akhawein) are 2 small islands in a marine park 140k (88m) from Hurghada and only accessed by liveaboard and often dived in the Shark Triangle including Elphinstone and Daedalus.

A Brothers liveaboard is the only way to scuba dive The Brothers, Red Sea. The Brothers are in a protected marine park, which is why it is so pristine and full of marine life.

The Brothers Islands are one of the standout dive sites of the Red Sea and are among the 10 best dive spots in the world.

The Brothers Islands have amazing coral reefs, which include hard corals, soft corals, gorgonias and an array of colourful reef fish. Plus The Brothers Islands are where you are likely to see large napoleon wrasse, sharks such as schooling hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, thresher sharks, grey reef sharks, silvertip sharks, and possibly even manta rays.

Little Brother Island Diving

Little Brother Island is best for amazing wall diving, which are covered by pristine hard and soft coral. Here you are likely to spot schooling hammerhead sharks, grey reef sharks and silvertip sharks. The seabed is at around 47 metres (154 feet), with the top of the island being quite shallow.

Big Brother Island Diving

Big Brother Island is where you are more likely to encounter the very curious oceanic whitetip shark. If you love scuba diving with sharks, you will love Big Brother, as you may also see other shark species such as hammerheads, grey reef sharks, silvertip sharks and possibly even a thresher shark.

Be careful when diving with oceanic whitetip sharks, as they are very curious, and if you’re not alert and aware, you may end up being attacked by an oceanic whitetip.

Brothers Island Red Sea Shark Attack

I share this Brothers oceanic whitetip shark attack video, not to scare you, but to warn you of the dangers of diving with oceanic whitetip sharks.

Before you go to the Red Sea, you might like to read the following article about how to stay safe around oceanic whitetip sharks when diving The Brothers: Brothers Shark Attack: Oceanic Whitetip Shark Attacks Diver.

The original footage of Nov 2018 longomanus shark attack @ Brothers Island-Red Sea

In addition to great marine life on The Brothers Islands, there are also two wreck dives too. These include the Aida Wreck and the Numidia Wreck.

Aida Wreck Diving – Big Brother

The Aida Wreck can be dived from Big Brother, which is 75 metre (246 feet) Italian troop ship. The Aida is still fairly well intact and attracts plenty of marine life and is covered in soft corals. The Aida wreck starts off in shallows waters of about 15 metres (49 feet), and goes down to 45 metres (148 feet) deep.

As with most dives on Big Brother, the current can be very strong on the Aida Wreck.

The Aida Wreck hit Big Brother on 15th September 1957 in a heavy storm. The ship struck the reef despite the captain having several warnings, which he decided to ignore and tried to moor at Big Brother. The Aida sank very quickly and the captain had no choice but to abandon ship with his crew.

Brother’s Islands Liveaboard 4th diving day – Big Brother 4th Dive – Aida wreck – 05.11.2014

Numidia Wreck Diving – Big Brother

The Numidia Wreck can be found on Big Brother and lies almost vertically from about 10 metres (33 feet) deep to 85 metres (279 feet) deep.

As a recreational diver, you can dive along the corridors of the bridge and down to the front cover and to the first hold of the Numidia. If you are certified to dive to 40 metres (131 feet) deep, you can also dive to the engine room too.

The Numidia wreck dive is only fully appreciated by technical divers due it its depth, so if you are a tech diver this is a great wreck dive, which means you need to choose a Red Sea liveaboard that supports technical diving.

Make sure to keep an eye out in the blue for sharks too, and be careful as there can often times be strong currents on the Numidia wreck dive.

The Numidia Wreck was a 137 metre (449 feet) long British Cargo ship that was built in Glasgow in 1901, and sunk on its way to India in 1901. When she sank there were 97 crew onboard. The Numidia was loaded with 7,000 tons of railway materials, which included railways, small wagons and steam engines.

Brother’s Islands Liveaboard – Technical Diving – Big Brother – Numidia wreck – 05.11.2014

Diving Both Aida and Numidia Wrecks in One Dive Using Underwater Scooters

Brothers Wrecks (Aida and Numida)
Where are The Brothers Islands

Where Are The Brothers Island

The Brothers Islands (known locally as El Ikhwa Islands) are about 190 kilometres (120 miles) south of Sharm El Sheikh and about 140 kilometres (88 miles) south southwest of Hurghada.

Table of Red Sea Brothers Liveaboards

This list of The Brothers liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Brothers liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.


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Total Records Found: 63, showing 7 per page
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Review: MV Ghani; Book: MV Ghani 10 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Hammerhead I; Book: MY Hammerhead I 10 Exceptional from £86; $105; €98
Review: MV Andromeda; Book: MV Andromeda 10 Not rated from £89; $109; €101
Review: MY Sea Friend; Book: MY Sea Friend 9.6 Exceptional from £72; $88; €82
Review: MY Aldebaran; Book: MY Aldebaran 9.6 Exceptional from £103; $126; €117
Review: MY Blue; Book: MY Blue 9.5 Exceptional from £114; $139; €130
Review: MY Seven Seas; Book: MY Seven Seas 9.5 Exceptional from £108; $126; €117

Note: The above “Price Per Day” was correct at the time of producing this article, as was the exchange rate used to convert the GBP cost to US Dollars and Euros. For an up-to-date cost for your chosen liveaboard, please visit the “Book” link above.


The Brothers Diving Know Before You Go

The following are answers to “Know Before You Go” questions about the The Brothers Red Sea.

What Is Diving The Brothers Like?

To answer the question, what is diving the Brothers like, is best answered by video.

Scuba Diving Egypt 2017 – Brothers Daedalus Elphinstone – Tauchsafari Ägypten 2017 4k

Where is The Best Location For The Brothers Liveaboards?

The two best places to dive The Brothers by liveaboard are Hurghada and Port Ghalib, as these have the most liveaboards with Brothers Islands itineraries.

  • There are 48 Brothers Islands Liveaboards departing Hurghada.
  • There are 37 Brothers Islands Liveaboards departing Port Ghalib.

Can The Brothers Be Dived From a Red Sea Resort?

The Brothers Islands cannot be dived from a dive resort as they are too remote, which means you will need to book a Red Sea liveaboard from one of the following Egypt locations.

  1. Hurghada.
  2. Sharm El Sheikh.
  3. Marsa Alam.
  4. Port Ghalib.
  5. Marsa Ghalib.
  6. Safaga.

The reason the Brothers Islands can only be dived by liveaboard is they are remote and about 190 kilometres (120 miles) south of Sharm El Sheikh and about 140 kilometres (88 miles) south-southwest of Hurghada. The closest Egypt town is Quseer, which is 62 (39 miles) west-southwest of The Brothers.

Can you Dive The Brothers From Hurghada?

You can dive The Brothers Islands from Hurghada, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Hurghada. There are 48 Red Sea liveaboards with Brothers itineraries that depart from Hurghada.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Hurghada and include itineraries to the Brothers.

Popular Brothers Liveaboards Departing Hurghada

Table of All Red Sea Brothers Liveaboards Departing Hurghada

This list of The Brothers liveaboards departing from Hurghada is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Brothers liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 48, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Hammerhead I; Book: MY Hammerhead I 10 Exceptional from £86; $105; €98
Review: MY Sea Friend; Book: MY Sea Friend 9.6 Exceptional from £72; $88; €82
Review: MY Blue; Book: MY Blue 9.5 Exceptional from £114; $139; €130
Review: MV Dolce Vita; Book: MV Dolce Vita 9.5 Exceptional from £120; $146; €137
Review: MY Aphrodite; Book: MY Aphrodite 9.5 Exceptional from £99; $121; €113
Review: MY Golden Dolphin; Book: MY Golden Dolphin 9.5 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Seawolf Dominator; Book: MY Seawolf Dominator 9.4 Superb from £96; $117; €109

Can you Dive The Brothers From Sharm El Sheikh?

You can dive The Brothers Islands from Sharm El Sheikh, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Sharm El Sheikh. There are 3 Red Sea liveaboards with Brothers itineraries that depart from Sharm El Sheikh.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Sharm El Sheikh and include itineraries to the Brothers.

The Most Popular Brothers Liveaboard Departing Sharm El Sheikh

Table of All Red Sea Brothers Liveaboards Departing Sharm El Sheikh

This list of The Brothers liveaboards departing from Sharm El Sheikh is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Brothers liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Review: MY Red Sea Blue Force 2; Book: MY Red Sea Blue Force 2 9.1 Superb from £91; $111; €104
Review: MY Turquoise; Book: MY Turquoise 0 Not rated from £108; $132; €123
Review: MY Carlton; Book: MY Carlton 0 Not rated from £72; $88; €82

Can you Dive The Brothers From Marsa Alam?

You can dive The Brothers Islands from Marsa Alam, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Marsa Alam. There are 10 Red Sea liveaboards with Brothers itineraries that depart from Marsa Alam.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Marsa Alam and include itineraries to the Brothers.

The Most Popular Brothers Liveaboard Departing Marsa Alam

Table of All Red Sea Brothers Liveaboards Departing Marsa Alam

This list of The Brothers liveaboards departing from Marsa Alam is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Brothers liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 10, showing 7 per page
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Review: MV Ghani; Book: MV Ghani 10 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Hammerhead I; Book: MY Hammerhead I 10 Exceptional from £86; $105; €98
Review: MY Aldebaran; Book: MY Aldebaran 9.6 Exceptional from £103; $126; €117
Review: MY Seven Seas; Book: MY Seven Seas 9.5 Exceptional from £108; $126; €117
Review: MY JP Marine; Book: MY JP Marine 8.7 Fabulous from £81; $99; €92
Review: MY Oceanos; Book: MY Oceanos 8.6 Fabulous from £130; $159; €148
Review: MY Nemo; Book: MY Nemo 8.4 Very good from £72; $88; €82

Can you Dive The Brothers From Port Ghalib?

You can dive The Brothers Islands from Port Ghalib, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Port Ghalib. There are 37 Red Sea liveaboards with Brothers itineraries that depart from Port Ghalib.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Port Ghalib and include itineraries to the Brothers.

Popular Brothers Liveaboards Departing Port Ghalib

Table of All Red Sea Brothers Liveaboards Departing Port Ghalib

This list of The Brothers liveaboards departing from Port Ghalib is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Brothers liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 37, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Sea Friend; Book: MY Sea Friend 9.6 Exceptional from £72; $88; €82
Review: MY Aldebaran; Book: MY Aldebaran 9.6 Exceptional from £103; $126; €117
Review: MY Blue; Book: MY Blue 9.5 Exceptional from £114; $139; €130
Review: MV Dolce Vita; Book: MV Dolce Vita 9.5 Exceptional from £120; $146; €137
Review: MY Aphrodite; Book: MY Aphrodite 9.5 Exceptional from £99; $121; €113
Review: MY Golden Dolphin; Book: MY Golden Dolphin 9.5 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Seawolf Dominator; Book: MY Seawolf Dominator 9.4 Superb from £96; $117; €109

Can you Dive The Brothers From Marsa Ghalib?

You can dive The Brothers Islands from Marsa Ghalib, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Marsa Ghalib. There are 8 Red Sea liveaboards with Brothers itineraries that depart from Marsa Ghalib.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Marsa Ghalib and include itineraries to the Brothers.

Popular Brothers Liveaboards Departing Marsa Ghalib

Table of All Red Sea Brothers Liveaboards Departing Marsa Ghalib

This list of The Brothers liveaboards departing from Marsa Ghalib is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Brothers liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 8, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Emperor Elite; Book: MY Emperor Elite 9.2 Superb from £108; $132; €123
Review: MV Blue Melody; Book: MV Blue Melody 9.2 Superb from £76; $93; €87
Review: MY Seawolf Soul; Book: MY Seawolf Soul 9.2 Superb from £87; $106; €99
Review: MY Emperor Echo; Book: MY Emperor Echo 9 Superb from £98; $120; €112
Review: MY Blue Horizon; Book: MY Blue Horizon 9 Superb from £87; $106; €99
Review: MY Blue Adventurer; Book: MY Blue Adventurer 8.9 Fabulous from £69; $84; €79
Review: MV Tala; Book: MV Tala 8.7 Fabulous from £94; $115; €107

Can you Dive The Brothers From Safaga?

You can dive The Brothers Islands from Safaga, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Safaga. There are 3 Red Sea liveaboards with Brothers itineraries that depart from Safaga.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Safaga and include itineraries to the Brothers.

The Most Popular Brothers Liveaboard Departing Safaga

Table of All Red Sea Brothers Liveaboards Departing Safaga

This list of The Brothers liveaboards departing from Safaga is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Brothers liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 3, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Jessica; Book: MY Jessica 9.4 Superb from £92; $112; €105
Review: MY Oceanos; Book: MY Oceanos 8.6 Fabulous from £130; $159; €148
Review: MY Nemo; Book: MY Nemo 8.4 Very good from £72; $88; €82

I hope you enjoyed this page about Brothers liveaboard diving

I’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your adventures of diving and snorkeling, in the comments below. Please also share your photos. Either from your underwater cameras or videos from your waterproof Gopro’s!

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkeling or scuba diving (or specifically about Brothers liveaboard diving), please comment below with your questions.

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