Two islands in the middle of the Red Sea, accessible from Jeddah, are considered one of the best diving spots in the world.
The Islands – the Big Brother and the Little Brother – are two small exposed promontories that just come out of the water in the middle of the Red Sea
They have a very high concentration of marine life and it is so worth a visit. Expect sponges, anemones, all sorts of hard and soft corals, and all kinds of fish.
You can also see a lot of different types of shark!
Source: Dive Magazine
The islands are just a kilometer apart and on the little brother is a lighthouse that is accessible when it is not too windy.
If you are diving, you might also come across a long shipwreck that was sunk in 1901.
Warning though – this is a place only for experienced divers
There is also a beautiful Daedalus Reef about 180km south of Brother Islands that is worth observing.
Here are more details of an upcoming diving trip and a ‘shark behavior workshop’ being planned in Jeddah.