Simply The Best - Southern Safaris
Diving Package Highlights:
Dive the Best Top 3 sites in this area: Big and Little Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone.
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 Plateaux of Small Brother.
For the wreck diver, 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.
Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is a large, oval reef with a lighthouse and is the furthest offshore reef in the Egyptian Red Sea. Its deep walls and drop-offs offer some of the most spectacular diving to be found. Daedalus has mountainous, pristine, hard coral formations. There is also a strong chance of spotting schooling hammerheads and grey reef sharks.
Elphinstone, with its sheer walls covered in soft corals, offers a likely encounter with oceanic white tip sharks.
- Flight including meal
- Egyptian visa
- Meet and greet service by ST staff
- Transfers from the airport to the boat
- 7 nights in a shared double cabin with ensuite bathroom
- All meals, snacks, drinks (not alcohol)
- 6 days of diving @ 3-4 dives per day including guide, weights, weight belt and 12L cylinder
- All marine park fees and taxes
Note: You must be certified to dive to 30 meters and a PADI Advanced Open Water diver or the equivalent. Many of the liveaboards require that divers have logged 50 dives. No night dives are allowed in the Marine Parks. Long overnight sailings are required and due to distances travelled the number of dives is limited compared to other routes. These are challenging dives, with strong currents, so not for inexperienced divers. Adverse weather can affect this route.
The safaris route is dependent upon the weather, wind, water currents, time, the participating divers experience, and all other unforseen events.