Diving Sites

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    Brother Island’s

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    The Brother Islands are a pair of two remote, tiny islands, 33 miles NN East from El Quseir.They represent not only one of the best dive sites in the Red Sea, they are also considered to be among the best in the world.The Brothers, in Arabic El Akawein, are the exposed tips of two massive reef pillars, rising from the depth.
    Big Brother lies about half a mile north of Little Brother.The teaming breathtaking underwater scenery stands in extreme contrast to the bare rocks of the island.The journey to the islands takes 8 hours from the main land.Due to the far off shore and exposed location rough seas and strong winds are encountered at most times.Only well equipped safari boats with a special permission are allowed to visit the Brothers.Once you mastered the rough journey incredible diving is rewarding you.
    Sheer vertical walls with absolute fantastic coral growth, soft corals, gorgonians, black corals and rich fish life are present everywhere.The variety of fish species is more than impressive. Large schools of pelagics, such as jacks and snappers, turtles, white-tip reef sharks, gray reef sharks and hammerheads cruise along the drop-offs.Two ship wrecks, the Aida and the so-called Railway Wreck rest on the slops of Big Brother.They are completely covered with soft corals and are full of life.
    Divers visiting the Brother Islands should be experienced. Only during a short period of the year the sea is calm, otherwise high waves, strong winds and currents are prevailing.

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    Brother Island’s

    out of 5

    The Brother Islands are a pair of two remote, tiny islands, 33 miles NN East from El Quseir.They represent not only one of the best dive sites in the Red Sea, they are also considered to be among the best in the world.The Brothers, in Arabic El Akawein, are the exposed tips of two massive reef pillars, rising from the depth.
    Big Brother lies about half a mile north of Little Brother.The teaming breathtaking underwater scenery stands in extreme contrast to the bare rocks of the island.The journey to the islands takes 8 hours from the main land.Due to the far off shore and exposed location rough seas and strong winds are encountered at most times.Only well equipped safari boats with a special permission are allowed to visit the Brothers.Once you mastered the rough journey incredible diving is rewarding you.
    Sheer vertical walls with absolute fantastic coral growth, soft corals, gorgonians, black corals and rich fish life are present everywhere.The variety of fish species is more than impressive. Large schools of pelagics, such as jacks and snappers, turtles, white-tip reef sharks, gray reef sharks and hammerheads cruise along the drop-offs.Two ship wrecks, the Aida and the so-called Railway Wreck rest on the slops of Big Brother.They are completely covered with soft corals and are full of life.
    Divers visiting the Brother Islands should be experienced. Only during a short period of the year the sea is calm, otherwise high waves, strong winds and currents are prevailing.

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    Dahab

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    Dahab lies alongside the deepest section of the African rift, the giant crack in the earth’s crust that formed the Red Sea.
    The jagged mountains above, continue at much the same angle underwater, forming a dramatic seascape of valleys, canyons and caves. Most of Dahab’s dive-spots are geologically unique.

    Two dive-sites, the Canyon and the Blue Hole, are worldwide known amongst divers. Sport divers are allowed to explore the two sites to a maximum depth of 30m.
    To dive the deeper section of these fascinating formations one has to be a TEC-diver, using special gas-mixtures. Several dive-operators in Dahab offer TEC-courses and diving.
    Diving in Dahab is shore-diving. With a few exceptions you simply drive along the shore by jeep or pick-up truck, gear up at the beach and start your dive. When entering the water one has to be careful, especially with high waves and during low tide.
    The most northern dive-site is “The Bell” and in the south “The Caves”. Ras Abu Galum and Gabr El Bint can only be reached by camel. Some dive-operators offer one- and two-day camel-divesafari.
    Our new dive boat, the Ghazala VI is available to reach the dive sites further south.
    Flora and Fauna: Due to the slightly colder water, coral growth is quite different than in Sharm El Sheikh. The dominant species are Acropora, Brain- and Stonecoral, Leather- and Blackcoral. Only occasionally you will come across Softcorals.
    Fishlife is represented by the typical Red Sea Reefdwellers, Trigger- and Surgeonfish, all kind of Groupers, Emperor- and Parrotfish. With some luck you can observe Pelagius, such as Jackfish, Barracudas or even a Reefshark.

     

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    HURGHADA

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    In Hurghada both beginners as well as experienced divers will find plenty of diving sites from a favourite sandy bottom with shifting white sand dunes to dramatic, steep outer reefs to the legendary wrecks in the Straits of Gubal. Note that Divers’ Land Hurghada is a member of the environmental organisation HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association).
    Hurghada’s northern top reefs are situated just in front of our diving center. Favourite sites like Abu Galawa, Abu Nugar, Sha’ab El Erg (Dolphin House), Um Gamar and Carless Reef are reached within 25 to 60 minutes boat ride. There are only very few other dive centers which go to the same places at the same time. Sometimes the Divers’ Land boats are even the only ones at the site. There are over 30 different dive sites and, apart from a very few exceptions, they are just as good for snorkelling because the reefs come high towards the surface. Wreck dives to sites like the legendary Thistlegorm and to the ship ‘graveyard’ Abu Nuhas (with wrecks such as Giannis D., Carnatic, Kimon Ml, Chrisoula K.) are organised as day trips (early morning
    departure) and also as live-aboard multi-day safaris.
    Nowadays the wrecks have become fantastic artificial reefs offering a home to countless species of fish.
    The above-mentioned wrecks are all situated in diver-friendly depths of 15-30 metres. In many cases one can safely dive into the wrecks themselves. There are two other wrecks, which can be reached on a normal day trip. One is the minesweeper ship (sunk by Israeli fighter bombers in 1970), the other is the Excalibur (a dive safari boat which sunk in 1995). Both are situated in the Hurghada harbour area.

     

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    Masra Alam

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    The area around Marsa Alam is rated as one of the best diving destinations in the world and as one of the few diving areas in the Red Sea that’s not overcrowded and still totally unspoiled.
    There is something here for everyone, gently sloping dives from the beach, trips by jeep to more remote bays or trips by boat to legendary reefs such as Elphinstone, Abu Dabbab and Samadai Reef (Dolphin House).
    The house reef which drops down fast and steeply, has everything experienced divers could wish for.
    We also offer further trips by car to more remote bays or by boat to the top spots at the countless reefs.
    The walls of the famous Elphinstone Reef (Oceanic white-tip sharks), the lush
    soft corals, colorful sponges, huge gorgonian fans, cast their spell over everyone. Abu Dabbab (Swim through’s and caves)
    and Samadai Reef (large schools of dolphins) are further highlights.