North, Brothers

Dive itinerary North and Brothers includes best wrecks of northerm part and marine park reserve islands Brothers in the middle of the Red Sea. Northern wrecks: Abu Nuhas wrecks, SS Thistlegorm. North + Brothers is a good combination of places for wrecks lovers. Cruising times between dive sites is long enough, route is recommended for adwanced divers only. 

Up to weather conditions, captain decision and boat logistic there are two ways:

1) Hurghada-Abu Nuhas-Thistlegorm-Brothers-Hurghada or Hurghada-Brothers-Thistlegorm-Abu Nuhas-Hurghada.

2)  Hurghada-Abu Nuhas-Thistlegorm-Brothers-Narsa Ghaleb/Marsa Alam or Marsa Ghaleb/Marsa Alam-Brothers-Thistlegorm-Abu Nuhas-Hurghada.

Strait of Gubal, Abu Nuhas. Here many ships sunk. Fairly well preserved and suitable for inspection by divers: Carnatic, Giannis D, Marcus, Kimon M. The whole day is allocated to these wrecks.

The absolute top wreck is SS Thistlegorm. This 128m length ships sunk in October 1941, in the course of the fourth hike. Most of the team consisting of 41 people escaped. The ship is at depths of 15-30 meters, making it ideal for inspection by divers. Normally we provide 2-3 dives here: first a general inspection, the second – penetration into bilges and if no current night dive on the wreck.

Brothers islands are Egyptian Marin park and deserve a full week of safari. These are two Islands that are similar in shape and different in size with a distance about 1700meters between them, One is big and the other is small. Brothers Islands are located in the middle of the Egyptian Red Sea. Brothers Islands are attainable only  by liveaboard. Navigation time from Hurghada or Marsa Ghaleb is 6-8-hours. Usually, this transition takes place at night. Brothers Islands are like two brothers – Big Brother (Big brother) and Little Brother (Small brother). Since 1998, the Brothers Islands are National marine parks.
Big Brother. Attraction on land here is a lighthouse built by the British in 1880. The lighthouse had a simple system: normal paraffin lantern lens. Light had benn extended up to 27 km. Marine police employees which work on lighthouse normally allow divers to make a tour of lighthouse, take photos and videos. Guests can see the lighthouse like it was in 19th century. The underwater world of Brothers is great. Both islands from all sides have drop off walls.On the North part of Big Brother are 2 wrecks:Numidia, crashed in 1901, and Aida, in 1857. Both wrecksare covered with soft and hard corals and are home to fish, moray eels.Other underwater attraction point of Big Brother is South plateau. Gray reef sharks are circling round and here there is a big chance to see Trasher shark, Whitetip shark and other deep-sea fishers. Big Brother is also known by big gorgonian.Little Brother. At the walls of Little brother everything that lives in the Red sea is expected to be seen but Sharks are the reason for many divers to come and dive in this site specially the Hummer heads and the Big Gray reef shark. Currents at this site are very confusing and unoredictable. Divers should always aware of the down currents that are caused by the low tides at the Northern tip of the reef and the Eastern wall.
Due to safety reasons nights dives on Brothers are not provided at all. In summer period we arrange up to 4 day-dives, in winter time 3 day-dives guaranteed. Claimed number of dives is not guaranteed, the final amount depends on weather conditions, a particular week, the special conditions of the contract, if any.

Salem Express. This wreck could be visited only if week starts and finish Hurghada. The tragic page navigation Egyptian ferry sank recently in 1991, bumping into the reef by mistake captain shortcut. In the course of the disaster could be saved, not all passengers. Only the official list of victims exceeds 800 persons. It helds two dives: the first external examination, the second – a penetration. Both dives are impressive. The ferry lies at a depth of 25 meters.

Rich, varied route diving safari. It is recommended for all divers.

Immersions in area of Hurghada, Abu Nuhas (Carnatic, Giannis D, Marcus, Kimon M), Thistlegorm (Shaab Ali), Dunraven (Beacon Rock).

1st dayArrival, transfert to the boat, accomodation and briefing
2nd day2-3 dives at Hurghada area including night-dive
3rd day4 dives including night-dive Abu Nuhas
4th day4 dives including night-dive (Thistlegorm, Dunraven)
5th day4 dives including night-dive If route A) Ras Muhammed, Tiran, If route B) Hurghada-Sahl Hasheesh
6th day4 dives including night-dive If route A) Hurghada, If route B) Salem Express, Panorama
7th day2-3 dives at Fanus area and back to marina hurghada
8th dayCheck-out from the boat and transfert to the airport