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1. Brother Islands

Big Brother
A 400m long island with lighthouse, 40 miles off the coast from El Queseir. Offers wreck diving on two sunken boats on the northern tip and excellent wall diving along the southern side of the reef with strong currents promoting the growth of a spectacular forest of soft corals. Frequent sightings of big pelagics and an astonishing variety of marine life.

Little Brother
The smaller island next door has a superb fan coral forest and plenty of caves, ovrhangs, black coral, and a great deal of pelagics including sharks, tuna, barakuda, turtles and schools of reef fish.

2. Queseir El Qadim
Todays Subex base house reef, this bay where the Swiss hotel 'Movenpick' has been built is a natural habour used previously in Roman times. Anphoras can still be seen between the hard corals at different depths. Large shools of fish, stingrays and turtle.

3. Erg El Esel
Big blocks of mountain coral surrounding a small flat topped reef can be circumnavigated in one dive. Clouds of goldfish engulf the reef and swimming through the sandy patches surrounding the reef white tip sharks may be found sleeping as well as turtles and baracudas.

4. Mangrove Bay
'Mangrove Bay Hotel' has been built next to this natural habour, which offers a good dive on the northern corner of the fringing reef with a hard coral garden sloping gently to the deep. Large schools of unicorns, snappers, surgeons, fusilliers and baracudas.

5. Sharm El Quibli
Bay on the coast offers some decent diving on its northern corner, with a sloping reef covered in acroporas, fire coral and other hard corals. Lots of groupers.

6. Marsa Wizri
Another bay on the coast, the fringing houses large schools of yellow goatfish, unicorns, baracudas and other reef fish species on both north and south outer extremes.

7. Habili Sheik
Less than one mile away from the Tumb-Mosque on the coast, a little reef formation creates a labiryth of hard corals, fire and huge tables where lots of fish often concentrate. Napolean, baracudas and eagleray.

8. Ras Torombi
Shallow dive around the northern most tip of the cape's fringing reef, a great deal of fire coral, giant table coral heads scattered over a sandy bottom. Snappers, butterflies, rays and guitar sharks.

9. Shoona
Bay on the coast with good dives on the north and south side. Schools of batfish, baracudas and goatfish around the coral heads with glass fish which come out from the slope.



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