Scuba diving in Little Brother Island

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 25 m
Maximum: 70 m
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 40 m

The tiny Little Brother Island is one of the Brothers Islands, located 1km/0.6mi south of its larger sibling. The teardrop-shaped island is surrounded by deep vertical walls, and at the island’s northern point there is a deep plateau at a depth of 40m/131ft. This plateau is a good place to encounter sharks, including oceanic whitetip sharks, thresher sharks, various reef sharks, hammerheads, and even occasional tiger and whale sharks. The sheer vertical walls of the island are covered with black hard corals, multicolored soft corals, various nudibranchs, and many shoals of anthias.

The Most Popular Liveaboard Fleets in Egypt:
King Snefro Fleet - catering to both, groups and individuals with 7 liveaboards in the fleet, operate in Egypt, the Red Sea
Sea Serpent Fleet - 6 liveaboards fleet, offers diving cruises in Egypt, the Red Sea
Blue Planet Liveaboards - owns and operates 4 Liveaboards in the Sudan and Egypt

When to go

Diving at Little Brother Island is possible all year round. The average water temperature in winter is 19-21C/66-69F, and it rises to 28-30C/82-86F in summer.

What to see

Besides the various species of sharks that are the main attractions at this site, other big pelagics, such as barracudas, tuna, and mantas are also frequently seen around Little Brother Island. Divers can also expect to see scorpionfish, lionfish, triggerfish, stonefish, groupers, and friendly Napoleon wrasses that are very popular with divers at this site because they are great subjects for underwater photography.

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