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Explore the Holy Trinity of the Red Sea: Brothers Daedalus Elphinstone (BDE)

Introduction: A Diver’s Paradise in the Red Sea

The Red Sea is a diver’s paradise, offering crystal clear waters, diverse marine life, and captivating underwater landscapes. Among the many extraordinary dive sites in the Red Sea, three stand out as the most breathtaking and challenging: Brothers, Daedalus, and Elphinstone. These exclusive dive sites are nestled in the southern part of the Red Sea, far from the coastline, and can only be accessed by full-board boats. They form a protected area, providing some of the most exceptional diving experiences worldwide.

Discover the Brothers Islands: A Shark Haven

The Brothers Islands, located about 100 kilometers east of El Quseir, are two enchanting small islands that emerge from the deep sea. These islands are renowned for their impressive wall dives, where the vertical drops extend to over 300 meters. The walls are adorned with soft corals, gorgonians, sponges, and sea anemones, creating a vibrant backdrop for the diverse marine life. Brothers Islands are famous for their shark encounters, attracting various pelagic shark species such as hammerhead, oceanic whitetip, thresher, silky, and reef sharks. If you’re lucky, you might even spot tiger sharks and whale sharks around the islands. Additionally, the Brothers boast two historic wrecks, adding to their allure: Aida and Numidia. Aida, an Egyptian supply ship that sank in 1957 after hitting a reef, lies between 30 and 60 meters and is now home to a plethora of fish and corals. Numidia, a British cargo ship that sank in 1901 after colliding with an island, rests between 10 and 85 meters and presents an almost vertical wall covered in corals and teeming with fish, providing an excellent opportunity for snorkeling enthusiasts.

Encounter Underwater Majesty at Daedalus Reef

Daedalus Reef, situated approximately 80 kilometers east of Marsa Alam, is a large circular reef with a striking lighthouse atop, serving as a guide for boats. The reef’s imposing walls plunge to over 100 meters and are adorned with breathtaking coral formations and overhangs. Daedalus Reef is a hotspot for shark sightings, especially wave hammerheads, which can be observed in large groups during the summer months. Other shark species that frequent the reef include oceanic whitetip, thresher sharks, mantas, and reef sharks. Daedalus Reef is also home to a diverse array of fish life, including tuna, horse mackerel, archerfish, barracuda, turtles, dolphins, and napoleons.

Explore Elphinstone Reef: A Haven of Diversity

Elphinstone Reef, a long and narrow reef approximately 12 kilometers north of Marsa Alam, boasts two plateaus at its northern and southern ends, adorned with both hard and soft corals, and hosting a rich variety of fish.

A Remarkable Diving Itinerary for an Unforgettable Adventure

Let’s embark on an incredible diving journey through the Red Sea’s captivating waters and explore the wonders of Brothers Daedalus Elphinstone (BDE). Below is a sample itinerary that promises an unforgettable adventure:

Day 1: Arrival and Check-in

  • Transfer from Hurghada Airport to “Boats Dock” in New Marina.
  • Check-in on the boat.
  • Enjoy a meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) on the boat, depending on your arrival time.
  • Dive guide introduces the boat plan, provides safety guidelines for diving, and offers recommendations for a secure and enjoyable holiday. You’ll also receive a brief on the marine life and dive sites to visit during your live trip.

Day 2: Gota Abu Ramada or Little Giftun Dive

  • Enjoy breakfast while the boat is heading to “Gota Abu Ramada.”
  • Prepare for the check-dive at “Gota Abu Ramada,” ensuring all equipment and safety requirements are in place.
  • Take a break and relax.
  • Dive briefing for the first dive at “Gota Abu Ramada.”
  • Enjoy the sunset and dinner.
  • Dive briefing for the night dive at “Gota Abu Ramada.”
  • The boat sails towards Brothers Islands at night.

Day 3: Diving at Brothers Islands

  • Dive briefing for the first dive at Big Brother Island.
  • Short break and breakfast.
  • Dive briefing for the second dive at Big Brother Island.
  • Take a break and enjoy lunch.
  • Dive briefing for the third dive at Little Brother Island.
  • Dinner and relaxation.
  • The boat departs for Daedalus at night.

Day 4 & 5: Diving at Daedalus Reef

  • Dive briefing for the first dive on the Northern Plateau.
  • Short break and breakfast.
  • Dive briefing for the second dive at the Southern Plateau.
  • Take a break and enjoy lunch.
  • Dive briefing for the third dive at Light House of Daedalus.
  • Relax at sunset and savor a delicious dinner.
  • The boat heads to Elphinstone at night.

Day 6: Exploring Elphinstone Reef and Marsa Shouna Reefs

  • Dive briefing for the first dive at Elphinstone Reef.
  • Short break and breakfast.
  • Dive briefing for the second dive at Elphinstone Reef.
  • Take a break and enjoy lunch while watching the sunset.
  • Dive briefing for the night dive at Marsa Shouna Reef.
  • Dinner and relaxation.
  • The boat sails towards the Salem Express Wreck at night.

Day 7: Diving at Salem Express and Ras Disha Reef

  • Dive briefing for the first dive at “Salem Express Wreck.”
  • Short break and breakfast.
  • Dive briefing for the final dive at Ras Disha Reef.
  • Return to the new “Boats Dock.”
  • Check and pack your dive gear in preparation for your morning check-out and departure.
  • Dinner and last night on the boat.

Day 8: Boat Check-out and Airport Departure

  • Enjoy your last breakfast on the boat.
  • Check-out from the boat.
  • Transfer to Hurghada Airport.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to reorganization and modifications on the last day based on departure times.

Embark on this extraordinary journey to Brothers Daedalus Elphinstone (BDE) and experience the magic of the Red Sea’s underwater world like never before. With its diverse marine life, captivating dive sites, and breathtaking landscapes, this tour promises an adventure of a lifetime for every avid diver.

The Red Sea is a diver’s paradise, offering crystal clear waters, diverse marine life, and captivating underwater landscapes. Among the many extraordinary dive sites in the Red Sea, three stand out as the most breathtaking and challenging: Brothers, Daedalus, and Elphinstone. These exclusive dive sites are nestled in the southern part of the Red Sea, far from the coastline, and can only be accessed by full-board boats. They form a protected area, providing some of the most exceptional diving experiences worldwide.

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✓ Airport-boat-airport transfer (Transfer from/airport takes place at the outside gate of the airport, not from inside the airport) ✓ 8 days, 7 nights ((All stay times are on the boat from the time of transfer from the airport to the time
of route and transfer to the airport after the end of the trip)
✓ Three meals a day, fruit and snacks (on the first day meals start with dinner and on the last day with breakfast)
✓ Beverages: coffee, tea, carbonated drinks (except alcohol)
✓ Diving guides
✓ Fees for the national park
✓ Port fee – (in case of starting or ending safari in Port Ghalib)

✓ Airline ticket
✓ Egyptian visa
✓ Crew tip (€50 per person)
✓ Guide tip (€10 per guide)
✓ 15L tanks (€5 per tank per Dive) week €75
✓ Nitrox (€5 per dive) week 75 €
✓ Additional meals outside the boat

✓ English guide
✓ German guide
✓ French guide
✓ Italian guide
✓ Polish guide

Questions and Answers about Brothers & Daedalus & Elphinstone (BDE)

What are the requirements to join this tour?

You must have at least 50 logged dives and an Advanced Open Water Certification to participate in this tour. You also need to be comfortable with strong currents, deep dives and harsh conditions.

What are the highlights of each dive site?

The Brothers Islands are known for amazing wall dives, shark encounters and two historic wrecks: Aida and Numidia. Daedalus Reef is famous for its impressive walls, hammerhead sharks and huge hard corals. Elphinstone Reef is famous for its northern and southern plateaus, soft corals, and rare sightings of manta rays.

What are the diving conditions and challenges on this route?

Diving conditions on this tour may vary due to weather and currents. The water temperature can vary from 22°C to 30°C depending on the season. Visibility can range from 20 to 60 meters depending on the plankton. Currents can be strong and unpredictable, especially around islands and plateaus. On some dives, the maximum depth may exceed 100 meters.

What type of boat and what facilities are available on this tour?

The boat that is provided on this tour is a comfortable houseboat that is equipped with spacious cabins, air conditioning, bathroom, dining room, lounge, sun deck and diving deck. The boat also provides meals, snacks, drinks, towels, linens, bottles, weights, belts and nitrox (extra charge).

What is the best season for this trip and what is the water temperature?

The best season for this trip is from April to November when it is warm and dry and the water is clear. The water temperature can vary from 22°C to 30°C depending on the season.

How long is the tour and where does it start and end?

The trip lasts 8 days and starts and ends in Hurghada, a modern marina on the southern coast of Egypt. You will board a live boat that will take you to the dive sites and back.

What kind of sharks can I expect on this tour?

On this tour, you can expect to see hammerhead sharks, ocean sharks, thresher sharks, silkworms, reef sharks, tiger sharks, whale sharks, gray sharks, and whitetip reef sharks. However, shark sightings are not guaranteed and depend on the season and conditions.

What are the safety and precautions for this tour?

Safety measures and precautions on this tour include having a dive guide for each group of divers, having a surface marking buoy (SMB) for each diver, having a zodiac boat for each dive site, having a first aid kit and oxygen tank on board, having a telephone satellite and VHF radio for communication, having a decompression chamber nearby for emergencies, and adhering to a dive plan and no-decompression limits. (We offer all equipment)

How many dives does this tour include and what is the maximum depth?

The trip includes up to 17 dives in total. The maximum depth is 40 meters for recreational divers and more for technical divers (by prior arrangement).

How much does such a trip cost and what is included and what is excluded in the price?

The price of this tour depends on boat type, cabin type, departure date and availability. You can check prices online or contact us for more information. The price includes transfer on the route: airport - boat - airport, meals, snacks, drinks (except alcohol), diving services (except equipment rental). Diving guides (included) fees for the marine park (included). does not include: equipment rental (€25 per day), nitrox (€5 per cylinder), tips for the crew (€50 per person), tips for guides (€10 per guide). personal expenses (e.g. souvenirs or phone calls), travel insurance (recommended), diving insurance (mandatory).

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