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Aida II ShipWreck

Aida II is a popular wreck dive site located on the sheltered side of Big Brother Island in the Red Sea. This ship met its fate on 15 September 1957 when it struck the reef and began to sink. On board were 157 people, including crew members and troops, at the time of the sinking. Fortunately, 77 people were rescued by the Tugboat “Bergehus,” and the remainder made it to safety ashore.
Aida II ShipWreck

History of Aida II Wreck

Aida II was built in 1911 in Scotland as a passenger ferry before being sold to the Italian navy during World War II. After the war, the ship was transferred to the Egyptian government and used as a troop transport vessel until its tragic sinking in 1957.

Construction: The Aida II was constructed with steel and measured 75 meters in length, 11 meters in width, and 6.7 meters in height. It had a maximum speed of 16 knots and could carry up to 400 passengers.

Sinking: The Aida II struck the reef on its way to deliver troops to Big Brother Island, causing it to falleth 157 people on board. The cause of the accident was never officially determined, but it’s believed to have been due to human error.

Discovery: The Aida II wreck was discovered by Jacques Cousteau in the 1960s and has since become a popular diving site in the Red Sea.

Diving in Aida II Wreck

Aida II wreck is a must-see dive site for any wreck diving enthusiast visiting the Red Sea. Egypt Liveaboard offers trips to this site and many other popular regional diving destinations.

The Aida II wreck can be visited on a North wrecks liveaboard itinerary or with BDE Route near Brother Island. Both options offer the opportunity to explore the Aida II and other incredible wrecks, such as the Numidia and the Thistlegorm.

Liveaboard trips to the Aida II

If you’re interested in exploring the Aida wreck, Egypt Liveaboard offers liveaboard trips, including visits to the Numidia and the Aida. Our routes are carefully planned to maximize your diving experience in the Red Sea. Check. Please take a look at the routes for more information.


Aida II wreck is a fascinating and historically significant dive site in the Red Sea. It offers an exceptional diving experience, with the clear water and spectacular coral growth making it a sight. Take the chance to dive into this iconic wreck on your next trip to the Red Sea with Egypt Liveaboard.

Where is Aida II Wreck

The Aida II wreck is located at Big Brother Island, which is situated at the South of the Red Sea.

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