brothers trip July 23-26

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Solly

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Hello SB, just came back from a mini trip to the brothers islands. Great place, very nice corals and lots of sharks :D
Definitely I would go again if I have a chance....
One note, I was told that the weather conditions are usually very tough and currents are really a nightmare but what happened was completely the opposite as shown in some of the photos.
We have seen reef sharks (in the photos) , also thresher sharks were there but we couldn't get any of them in a photo ... lots of tuna and others... no manta :depressed: and the biggest napoleon I have ever seen (not the one in the photo, the one in the photo was trying to eat the strobe :rofl3: )
 

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TSandM

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We were lucky on our trip, too. The crossing out there was rough, but the conditions at the Brothers were calm, and we had no current at all. I loved the steep walls covered in corals. And we saw a Thresher shark, too -- wonder if he lives there?
 

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we had no problems crossing, staying or getting back... as you see, the sea was dead calm all over the trip. Guys on the boat say that this is not the usual thing, and the guide says that this weather means less sharks near the surface as the water will be too warm... this seemed to be true, thrasher was seen 42 m (I was only at 38 and it was 4-5 m below me)
The guy said that the thresher lives around the small brother not the big one :)
 

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Hello SB, just came back from a mini trip to the brothers islands. Great place, very nice corals and lots of sharks :D
Definitely I would go again if I have a chance....
One note, I was told that the weather conditions are usually very tough and currents are really a nightmare but what happened was completely the opposite as shown in some of the photos.
We have seen reef sharks (in the photos) , also thresher sharks were there but we couldn't get any of them in a photo ... lots of tuna and others... no manta :depressed: and the biggest napoleon I have ever seen (not the one in the photo, the one in the photo was trying to eat the strobe :rofl3: )

Sounds like a a great trip. I was there (Brothers) May '09 and was my best trip ever, even better than Cocos. Can't wait to go back - I did St John's liveabord this summer and either we were unlucky or it's just not in the same league as Brothers/Daedalus/etc.

My next red sea trip is going straight back to the Brothers. Awesome place. Glad you had fun. Great pics by the way, especially the Napoleon and the Scorpionfish.

J
 
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