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Elphinstone Reef

Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Marsa Alam
Type: Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving
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Type: Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving
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Nyon, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is rated among the ten best diving sites in the world. It was a fantastic dive with Longimanus sharks. I believe it would be best going on cruise and sleep on the boat to dive very early morning or at sunset.

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Siggiewi, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Crystal clear water & an abundance of marine life. The highlight was seeing an oceanic white tip shark on our dive.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My son went on this dive with Emperor Divers he had an amazing experiance. He swam with two sharks one over three meters the other around three meters.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You only go here to hope to see some big fish like pelagic sharks. There is nothing else here to see. And nature is not a zoo, so you might not see any big fish on your trip. We got two Oceanic White Tip Sharks, which was all we hoped for so we where happy. It is a calculated gamble... More 

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Munich, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have recently dived in the Elphinstone Reef and also agree with many people that its more for experienced divers, and believe it a good idea that the diving centers require a min of 30 -50 dives to go there... the current can be really strong, though I was lucky the day I went and it wasnt so bad. I... More 

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Kirkkonummi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The sea was rough and the boat trip hard. The diving itself was excellent. We did not sea sharks but the wall dives were brilliant. Not much current. Relax diving but the surface was rough.

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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134 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Only recommended for experienced divers. We had a number of dives (with a live-aboard) here and it was so heavy, because of the strong current, that we had little possibilities to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There were a few Hammerheads (though these were quite deep) and a close view to several large Groupers.

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vammala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

very nice reef. Unfortunately we didn't see sharks. We dived there four dives in two days. One time sea was quite stormy when we came back to Port Ghalib. (We were in daily boats)

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Salisbury, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Gorgeous reef, a bit of a way from the port but worth the full day trip. Experienced divers will love it

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Oslo, Norway
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Did two dives on Elphinstone - and must say it is a beautiful reef. My hope was to spot hammerheads while diving there - but no luck. Several other divers saw hammerheads up close - so I guess it just wasn't my turn. I guess I simply have to go back! :-) We did see dolphins on the way out... More 

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