20.11. to 27.11.21 Brothers Island & North
This tour combines the wild Brothers with the calmer North. Brothers Island is usually visited at the beginning of the tour. Three dives are made there. Afterwards, the trip continues north around Hurghada, El Gouna and Sinai. The distances are usually short, so up to 4 different dive sites can be visited per day. Where possible, a night dive is also made. The north offers a variety of dive sites, such as Ras Abu Soma, Ras Abu Ramada, Umm Gomma, Small Giftun and Ras Mohammed.
There are also a number of wrecks which can be descended and some explored from the inside. If you visit the Thistlegorm, the highlight is a night dive, where you can dive the wreck from the outside.
The two brothers lie far out in the open sea and are sometimes quite wild due to their exposed location. Even from a distance, you can see the lighthouse, which is inhabited by the Egyptian military. Depending on the time, you have the opportunity to visit the lighthouse.
Big Brother Island offers very varied diving. In the north, Numidia rests on the reef, starting at 10 metres depth. In good conditions it is easy to see from the outside. You can then drift along the west or east side of the island and enjoy the reef. The south plateau is more sheltered and has less current.
Little Brother is not inferior to the big one, except that it has no wreck. Here as well the reef is very lively and fantastic drift dives can be made. There are many flute fish here, which are also always looking for a human as a temporary buddy.
Abu Nuhas, a treacherous reef, which ends just below the water surface and has caused many ships to crash into it. There are 4 shipwrecks, which are well-preserved and can be dived from the outside and partly also from the inside. Because of the exposed position, there can always be currents.
The Carnatic was a sailing and steamship on the route between Suez and India. It hit Abu Nuhas on September 12, 1969 and sank the next day. Now it lies at a maximum depth of 27 meters on its port side. Due to the long time underwater it is now completely covered with hard and soft corals. This unique wreck offers easy access, and you can still find broken wine bottles in the bow area.
The Giannis D ran aground on the reef in 1983. Today the wreck lies on its port side at a maximum depth of 26 meters. During the sinking, the ship broke in two halves, so that only the stern with engine room, steering and other crew rooms and the bow with anchor winch and a mast remained intact. When diving the Giannis D you often find moray eels, lion fish, blue spotted stingrays, glass fish and with a little luck dolphins.
The Chrisoula K. also known as Tiles Wreck. The 98-meter-long ship ran aground on 31 August 1981 on Shaab Abu Nuhas and is now sitting upright at a depth between 25 meters (stern) and 1 meter (bow). Because of its depth and the lack of current, the wreck is suitable for all divers. It also offers easy access where you will see many floor tiles Made in Italy.
The Kimon M. ran aground at Shaab Abu Nuhas in 1978. 4,500 tons of lentils were the only cargo of the 106-meter-long ship. Today the wreck lies on the starboard side at a depth of between 12 and 30 meters. Due to the current and the rise, only the stern is in good condition and due to the instability of the wreck, no penetration should take place. Highlights are the propeller at 30 meters depth, the glass fish in the stern and a school of batfish which pass by regularly.
The Thistlegorm was sunk at anchor by the German bomber Henkel 111 on 6 October 1941. It is now resting upright at a maximum depth of 30 metres, making it an easily accessible wreck. The large amount of schooling fish and the cargo of motorcycles, lorries, guns, ammunition and much more makes it not only an underwater museum, but also one of the best wreck dives in the world, which every diver should have done in his life. It is also possible to make a night dive on the outside.
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