Brayka Bay Heritage Brother Islands

Brother Islands


The brother islands are considered the greatest dive sites in the Red Sea. They are made up of two small islands approximately 36 nautical miles from Quesir. Big brother is approximately 400 meters long and is easily recognized by its lighthouse. The 2 Islands feature coral draped walls and plunging drop offs. The sheer walls are covered in soft and hard corals along with huge sea fans. Big Brother features two wrecks on its north side; the Numidia and the Aida. The Numidia begins at 10m and vertically drops to approximately 50m. Aida begins at approximately 15m and descends to about 45m. The southern tip features a plateau at 30m then abruptly dropping to depth. Rarely a dive goes by without seeing a pelagic including hammers, silkies, threshers, oceanic whitetips and grey reef sharks. A strong northerly current makes this site suitable for advanced divers.

Little Brother is located less than 1km from Big Brother. The northern side the first plateau begins at 10m and slowly descends to another plateau at approximately 30m, before dropping off to depth. On the southern side the plateau begins at 30m and abruptlly drops off to depth. Fish usually range from hundreds of orange anithias to snappers, tuna, barracuda and trigger fish. Pelagics including hammers, silkies, threshers, oceanic whitetips and grey reef sharks are commonly seen. Whale sharks and manta rays can also be seen during the plankton season beginning in March. A strong northerly current makes this site suitable for advanced divers.