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    Red Sea’s spotlight – Brother Islands

    The Liveaboards in the Red Sea provide outstanding feelings and emotions for both, experienced divers as well as amateur divers. Two small islands in the Red Sea known as the Brother Islands are the most valuable islands for diving even though there are many other offshore islands in the region. The most prominent feature that is noticed on these islands is the lighthouse that was built by the British.

    These islands have all the experiences that are craved by divers whether it is the clear water, coral gardens or marine life.


    These islands are differentiated by the names given to them. One is called the Big Brother Island while the other is called Little Brother Island which lies 0.6 miles to the south of Big Brother. These islands also feature two wrecks named Numida and Aida. Apart from this, rare sharks have also been sighted by divers in these areas. Liveaboard diving vacation at Brothers provides you with the opportunity to experience difficult dives, drop offs and magnificent coral gardens. This experience is a must for all the divers out there.

    Diving highlights and top diving sites

    Diving places at Brother Islands are not accessible from shore, so they are reached on liveaboard diving trips only. Check out our special selection for liveaboard diving vacations in Egypt here. These areas feature pelagic fish, hammerhead shark, oceanic whitetip shark and other large fish. Some people prefer the Little Brother as rare sharks are usually sighted there but Big Brother features Numida and Aida wrecks that have turned into beautiful coral gardens now.

    Diving Season

    The temperature of water in the red sea remains between 25 degrees to 30 degrees. That is why diving is possible all year round but if you want to experience a certain marine species then you have to visit at a certain time of the year. For shark sighting without having to go into deep sea you must visiting between late March and May or September and November. The whale shark spotting season is from end of May to end of July and in the same time frame Plankton blooms also brings manta rays and turtles for feeding purposes.

    In the winter months the visibility is far better as compared to summer but the marine species spotted in summer are not available. Apart from this species like dolphins are sighted year round.

    Top Liveaboards

    The most enjoyable vacation is the one in which you are well equipped and have the perfect tour guides. There are a number of Liveaboards offering their services and providing you with the best equipment, highly experienced diving crew and luxurious accommodation. Some of the top liveaboards are:

    Golden Dolphin III

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    Red Sea Master

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    Odyssey

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    Courtesy of Divebooker “Diving at Brother Islands, Red Sea

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