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The BDE Route, also known as the Golden Triangle of the Red Sea, is a diving trip that covers three of the most emblematic and spectacular areas of this marine region: the Brothers Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone Reef. This itinerary has earned its name thanks to the triangular geographical shape that these points form. This trip is suitable for more experienced divers, and its appeal lies in the incredible diversity of marine life it offers.

The Brothers Islands, a pair of rocky peaks rising majestically from the depths of the ocean. These islands, being isolated from the coast, are home to abundant reef life that attracts numerous pelagic species. Grey reef sharks and whitetip reef sharks are common sightings. Additionally, it is possible to see large tuna patrolling the walls, along with schools of barracuda, snapper and horse mackerel. But what makes these islands truly special is the chance to spot hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, thresher sharks and manta rays in the nearby waters. However, the undisputed star of this place is the oceanic whitetip shark, also known as Longimanus, which often accompanies divers during safety stops beneath the boats.

Daedalus Reef is another highlight of this route. It is an oval reef that lies further offshore than any other reef in the Egyptian Red Sea. Its deep walls and slopes are home to some of the spectacular coral formations that exist. This is where divers have a high chance of spotting schools of hammerhead sharks, as well as grey reef sharks, silky sharks and, of course, oceanic whitetip sharks.

Elphinstone Reef, just 11 kilometers from the coast, is the closest reef of the three, but it is no less spectacular. Its walls are covered with soft corals of multiple colors, black corals and spectacular gorgonians. This reef is known for likely encounters with grey reef sharks, which often patrol the upper plateau. Additionally, oceanic whitetip sharks can be spotted throughout most of the year.

This unique experience not only allows divers to witness the beauty and diversity of marine life in the Red Sea, but also gives them the opportunity to contribute to the protection and conservation of these incredible marine creatures through our Sea Talks.

Variants of this route:


Keep in mind that depending on the date of the expedition, there are three possible ways to start it depending on the port of entry and/or departure, but relax, it will not change anything about the operation of the cruise or the top dives than this route. offers us. We just want you to be aware that depending on navigation we could make some adjustments to the itinerary and inbound and outbound transfers.

· Expedition from 10th to 17th August -  Route Brothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone  (BDE Circular)
· Expedition from 17th to 24th August - Route Brothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone (BDE Circular)
· Expedition from 24th to 31st August -  Route Brothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone (BDE Circular)

· Expedition from 05th to 12th October - Route Brothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone (BDE Circular)
· Expedition from 12th to 19th de Octubre - Route Brothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone (BDE Descent)
· Expedition from 26th October to 02nd November - Route Brothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone (BDE Ascend)
BDE CIRCULAR
BDE DESCENT
BDE ASCEND
Port of Shipment
Hurghada
Transfer to Port
20 min approx.

Final Port
Hurghada
Departure Transfer
20 min approx.

Port of Shipment
Hurghada
Transfer to Port
20 min approx.

Final Port
Port Ghaleb
Departure Transfer
3 horas approx.

Port of Shipment
Port Ghaleb
Transfer to Port
3 horas approx.

Final Port
Hurghada
Departure Transfer
20 min approx.

Included in the price:

  • Transfers between the airport - boat - airport.
  • 7 nights aboard the Bella in a shared double cabin.
  • Full board on board including water, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
  • Approximately 16/18 dives (3 dives a day).
  • Marc and/or Vito as multilingual speaking diving guides.
  • Wi-fi on board (depending on area coverage).

Not included in the price:

  • Plane Tickets.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Entry visa to Egypt and assistance at the airport: €28.
  • Marine Park and hyperbaric chamber fees: €70
  • Fuel supplement: €65 (to be reconfirmed with the final payment).
  • Nitrox: €60 (payment at destination in cash).
  • Service TAX: 70€ (payment at destination in cash).
  • Diving Insurance.
  • Any service not indicated in “the price includes”.

Itinerary:

Saturday
Landing in Hurghada and assistance at the airport by our representative, followed by a bus transfer with different duration based on the port of entry. Boarding aboard the Tillis, where a briefing with basic safety rules will be carried out, documentation will be collected and cabins will be assigned. The night will be spent on board in the port, ready to begin the journey on Sunday morning.
From Sunday to Friday
Days dedicated to exploring the most outstanding diving spots in the Red Sea with a program that includes 3 to 4 dives daily. They are carried out every day, except for the first and last, adding up to an approximate total of 16 to 18 dives throughout the expedition. Please note that due to local regulations, night diving is not allowed in these marine parks.
Friday-Saturday
Disembark at the port mid-afternoon, providing free time to explore the city and shop. Subsequently, at the agreed time and in accordance with the return flight schedules, pick-up from the boat and transfer to the airport will be organized.  With this, the trip and our services conclude.
The described route may undergo changes due to weather effects, sea state and decisions of the captain or port authorities.
Our priority will always be safety on board.
These 
prices have been calculated based on the exchange rates, transportation rates, fuel costs and fees and taxes applicable on this date.
The variation in the price of the aforementioned elements may give rise to the revision of the final price of the trip.
Due to local regulations, 
your diving qualification will set both the maximum depth limit and the type of dives you can do.
To be able to do all the dives you will need an advanced diver qualification or similar. Check out our onboard courses.

The Bothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone Route in detail in video:


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Featured dive points:

Little Brother Island
Daedalus Reef
Elphinstone
A dive that is indelibly imprinted in memory. With small ledges on its north face and vertical walls that inspire amazement, this island stands as the habitat of countless corals, various species of fish and multiple varieties of sharks. From the tiny, fearful whitetip shark to the exotic thresher shark, towering gray sharks and elegant hammerhead sharks, this island is home to unique marine biodiversity. However, the real jewel in the crown is the anticipated appearance of the Longimanus, also known as the oceanic whitetip shark. These two islands are the epicenter of the largest documented concentration of Longimanus in the world, an intriguing being by nature... an encounter that will live long in your memory.
This colossal and mysterious reef emerges majestically from the depths, reaching underwater heights of 600 meters. Diving on the north face of the reef is renowned for the impressive schools of hammerhead sharks that call this region home, approaching this underwater spectacle with curiosity. In contrast, the south face, where our cruise ship will remain anchored, provides a safe haven from potential waves and current conditions. The coral garden beneath the ship is home to a vibrant wrasse community and serves as a frequent meeting point for silky sharks, gray sharks, longimanus sharks and the ever-majestic manta rays. This underwater enclave promises an unforgettable experience, where nature reveals its splendor in every corner.
This tiny reef, located near the coast of Marsa Alam, holds the title of one of the most impressive in the Red Sea. At each end of this extensive coral formation, two platforms appear that resemble authentic underwater gardens. The profusion of soft corals in an unimaginable color palette and the diversity of marine life that inhabits this enclave turn the spectacle into an image that lasts on our retinas over time. In addition, the dizzying vertical walls add a touch of excitement, and throughout various seasons of the year, encounters with various types of native pelagics occur, especially in the area where the boats anchor, an area that is often visited by always curious Longimanus.

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