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Elphinstone Reef

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Address: Marsa Alam, Egypt

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Great dive site worth the extra cost.

Dive here late August 2016, We did the dive from a Zodiac which enabled us to go early and not waste a full day away from the family. As we approached the dive site there were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dive here late August 2016, We did the dive from a Zodiac which enabled us to go early and not waste a full day away from the family. As we approached the dive site there were sharks on the surface so we did a negative entry into the water. The current was strong so we stayed on the near side... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Advanced open water divers only are aloud to attend the reef. No snorkelling as it's open sea. We planned to meet there sharks but weren't lucky, it was probably too cold in January 2017. We've seen a colourful 1.5m Napoleon. There also an underwater arch with a strong current in it. You can find many videos in internet about Elphinstone... More 

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Thank Julianajamila
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elphinstone is the reef any diver should see when visiting Marsa Alam. It is one of most popular diving spots of Red Sea to explore when being in Egypt. It can be reached by the boat or zodiac. It is popular site on the route of safari boats. We saw there white tips, beautiful soft corals, gorgonias, tunas, jackfish, napoleons,... More 

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Thank Emi K
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Yes Elphinstone reef is rated up there in the top ten dive sites in the world! The reason is that it is so rich in life. The reef runs from north to south in the middle of the Red Sea and gets so much sun all year round in these warm waters, and with currents running along its length, all... More 

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Thank Amin A
Esbjerg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had several dives in elphistone and it is a beautiful mountsin of corals and sea life It is though a little though for non experience divers cause there are currentd and big wawes

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Thank sabsfish
Marsa Alam, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

If nice dive spot there for my experience for dive to can see the shark and nice reef and if you lucky you can have meeting there with dolphin I prefer to go there with extra divers there

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Venray, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

the best reef around Marsa ala area. this time we swan 10 min with a giant oceanic white tip shark. But please go there with a big boat , not with one of the companies which go on open sea with small rib boats

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Thank Geert C
Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Wonderful coral gardens, sharks, napoleon, dolphins. One of the best dives I have done. Recommended!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

great dive site, did 4 dives there, everytime saw Oceanic Whitetips. Some currents, really nice drift and healthy reef

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Very healthy reef, mostly excellent visibility, have all divers looking for, from something small to the big boys. One of the best site to see the oceanic white tip during its season. Current can be strong but still manageable.

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