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Elphinstone Reef

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3 or 4 Longimanus, beautiful coral but don't count on the sharks being there

Beautiful dive site, can have strong unpredictable currents. For experienced divers only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deirdre T

Elphinstone is one of the most important destination for the advanced Divers. So if you are an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mahmoud A
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful dive site, can have strong unpredictable currents. For experienced divers only, Napoleon wrasse, lovely coral, many reef fish. Sharks and dolphins an added bonus if you are lucky.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elphinstone is one of the most important destination for the advanced Divers. So if you are an advanced diver no way to DIVE in elphinstone you will enjoy meeting sharks there hammer head Shark or white tap shark Enjoy your deep dive in elphonstone

Thank Mahmoud A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

plenty of corals, sharks if you're lucky ;) nice drift dive tek diving recommended too early morning dive

Thank Haithamone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful reefs in the World, and to put the icing on the cake, we were accompanied on our second dive by two Oceanic whitetip sharks. Amazing

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elphinstone Reef is a 2km long narrow submerged reef that lies approximately 5-6km off the coast between Port Ghalib and Marsa Alam. It is a wonderful reef full of colourful corals and fishlife - but be aware that there can be strong currents (usual current...More

Thank HenrikDenmarkEU
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Great reef to dive, plenty to see with the chance of sharks, north end has a great plateau starting around 25mtrs but quickly drops of to 40 + and then going deeper. South end another great plateau starting at around 20mtrs and dropping to around...More

Thank MikeHolton
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I have very mixed feelings for Elphinstone reef. It's magically beautiful, almost Pristine. It is basically a large spine of rock rising out of the deep. Sheer walls on both sides East and West with lots of healthy corals. South you have a shallow plateau...More

Thank Simon_Ilett
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing location for diving with sharks , longimanus and hammerhead types. I cant recommend for beginners , its difficoult location becouse of depth and sometimes strong currents . We enjoyed dives, it was amazing experience .

Thank S2804EMmartinl
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My second visit. Amazingly no current so we had 2 very peaceful dives. On the second we had visits from white tipped reef sharks. Just beautiful

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It is really true. This is one of the best dive site in the world. I saw sharks, corals, sea eagle and platex. It is not a dive for beginners for the strong current. I really recommend this wonderful dive.

Thank uptheend
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Response from irka657 | Reviewed this property |
Brayka Bay was 20-25mins ride with the zodiac