Freediving excursion led by Antero Joki.
Egypt Freediving Safari 29.9-6.10.2022 Brother Island-Daedalus-Elphinstone.
Here you will find more informations of the trip and route.
The ship can accomodate total of 20 divers. Here you can find more info of the boat.
The Brother Islands one of the best diving spots in the world. The Islands – the Big Brother and the Little Brother – are two small exposed promontories that just come out of the water in the middle of the sea at around 60km from the Egyptian coast line. The Little Brother has a very high concentration of life in a much reduced area. The walls are covered literally with sponges, anemones and all sorts of hard and soft corals in an astonishing variety of colors and shapes. Of course you will find here plenty of fish. It is not unusual to see sharks: hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey reef sharks, silvertip and whitetip reef sharks. About one km north of the Little Brother lays the Big Brother. Situated, in the middle of the island, is a lighthouse. When it is not too windy, you can proceed to dive the wreck NUMIDIA which lies upon the reef on the northern side of the island between 5m and 80m. This 150m long ship sunk in 1901 and is now completely covered with both hard and soft corals and gorgonias. At the NW side of the island you will find the other wreck: the AIDA. This 82m long steam ship sunk 1957. The remaining pieces of the wreck are scattered all over the reef and just the back side of the hull can be found between 34m and 60m. It is nicely overgrown and worth to visit. Because of strong current and may be high waves it is not easy to dive at the Brother’s. This safari is only for experienced divers.
The Daedalus Reef is a huge reef formation that lies at about 180km south of Brother Islands. The reef is surrounded by a sheer wall all around, featuring a plateau on its southern side that goes from 28m beside the reef to 40m on the edge of the drop-off. If the weather is good, try to get as far north as possible and drift along one of the sides of the reef. Reef and hammerhead sharks are often spotted here. UW marine life is here more abundant than anywhere else, with schools of surgeons, fusiliers, carangids.
The Reef of Elphinstone, a truly legendary reef, is one of the most beautiful reefs in the Red Sea, with its north and south plateau, and the walls covered with soft corals, black corals, wire corals and gorgonias. Hammerheads, oceanic whitetip sharks and grey reef sharks can also be spotted here.
The tour descriptions (dive sites) are samples. Depending on the weather conditions and the quality of the divers other dive sites can be choosen.
Year built: 2005/2006
Length: 38 metres
Beam: 8 metres
Cabins: 10 double cabins with AC, minibar private bathroom; 8 twin cabins on the lower deck, 2 cabins with king-size bed on the upper deck
Salon: spacious saloon with AC - bar, dining room, TV and computer corner with DVD, Video and sound system
Decks: 1 dive deck with platform, 2 sun decks
Water: 1 desalination system, 16 t per day
Engines: 2 x Cummins K19, each 750 HP
Generators: 2 x 80 kW (230 V) Perkins
Compressors: 2 x L & W 280 EC; 1x Mattei LP ERC 507l
Connectivity: VHF, DSC (Area I and II), Satellite EPIRB, Satellite phone, WIFI
Zodiac: 2 zodiacs with outboard engine
Safety: Life jackets and 2 life rafts, oxygen and first aid, fire extinguishers in every cabin and in salons, fire fighting and alarm system, smoke detectors