Itineraries

A rich collection of itineraries in Egyptian and Sudanese Red sea for divers, cruise travelers and watersports-lovers

The Big Brother island

The Big Brother washed by strong nutrient-rich currents boasts by combination of great walls of soft corals, spectacular fish diversity, schools of pelagics, soaring mantas, different kinds of sharks and two iconic wrecks: Numidia and Aida both in excellent condition, adorned with purple soft corals and hard corals and awash with burgundy and white striped Red Sea anthias, lionfish and morays, accustomed to strong currents, sheltering inside. The southern plateau is a hotspot for thresher sharks. 



Aida wreck

Aida - Egyptian 75m military ship sank in 1957 when trying to moor to the island during the storm. The ship hit the western tip of the reef, broke in two parts and sank quickly. All 140 people on board were rescued by another ship.
Nowadays the main body of Aida rests on a steep slope at depths of 30-68m. Smaller sectors of the ship became parts of the reef covered with sponges and corals.

Numidia wreck

Numidia, a new English 137m cargo ship was going to Calcutta with 7000t cargo in September 1901. The ship hit the Big Brother island directly under the lighthouse and sank. After several hours of trials to save the ship, the captain gave the order to evacuate the crew. The remains of the ship and the cargo are nowadays scattered in a wide range of depths, from 7m to 78m. The locomotive wheels, overgrown with soft corals adorn the upper part of the ship wreck.

Saint John's

Located near Northern Sudanese border at the Tropic of Cancer, Saint John's is a large reef system 13 x 8 miles. There are hundreds of superb dive sites: pinnacles, caves, coral gardens, walls, aquariums, plateaus inhabited by millions of sea dwellers including turtles, morays, sharks, coral fishes of all possible colours, nudibranches, anemons, mantas, whale sharks. It is possible to spend a month in Saint John's discovering new wonders on every dive.

 

Little Brother island

The Little Brother island with its magnificent gorgonian forest, anemone city, lush coral walls is famous for its species diversity: morrays, reef sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, thresher sharks, silky sharks, Napoleons, black-tongue and orangespine unicornfish, pufferfish, barracudas, rays, octopuses, clouds of rainbow-colored reef fishes.



Important Note

The time, sites and ports of this itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notice due to weather conditions or other factors. Direct transfers to/from the yacht are always included. Egyptian Cruising Company reserves the right to cancel the booking for the safety of passengers if it is not possible to change the time and route due to poor weather conditions.