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Elphinstone Reef

In Front of Blue Reef, Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Marsa Alam
Type: Reefs
Activities: Scuba diving
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Salisbury, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great dive site assuming the weather is nice and not too much current. Hammerhead sharks, white tip reef sharks and great drift dive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Pretty wall dives with heeps of coral and swimming friends. Often sharks show up to shake your fin! Liveaboard would be the best way to visit, as you avoid the busy times of day.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A very interesting reef, plenty of life. :............:.............................................

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North West, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

got here as the first dive of the day - quite windy, also around 7 other liveaboards in the area. Lots of zodiacs dropping divers in meant there was little chance of seeing much as the engine noise had scared everything off! Personally, I found this a very average reef - you come here for the big stuff and if... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

5 years ago - oceanic whitetip sharks - cool! ... this time - just nice blue waters and nothing :-))) but there was very little current this time :-)

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You can never predict what Elphinstone will surprise you with. A fascinating dive, full of adventure, action and definbately adrenaline. You can never get enough of it..............highly recommend it.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

one of best sites i have ever dive, great coral, saw hammerhead and white tip, lots of big tuna and millions of fishes and corals. i love the feeling of deep blue next to a fantastic wall. will do again every time i have the opportunity.

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Melsomvik, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This reef, popping up in the middle of nothing, is just amazing. Corals everywhere. In great shape. Not ruined, like almost every reef in Hurghada. And there is a good chance to see large pelagic species. Hammerhead, Oceanic White Tip, rays... It is a must see. Something you definitely want to cross off the list.

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