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Elphinstone Reef

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Address: Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Some guest coming here just for reef ,diving etc .very good reef .long more 500 metr molo ,diving center with aqualung ,good discount

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some guest coming here just for reef ,diving etc .very good reef .long more 500 metr molo ,diving center with aqualung ,good discount

Thank sp6smj
Prague, Czech Republic
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elphinstone is one of the famous reef close to the cost and you can reach it by speed boat or by daily boat. Diving here is for experience divers. Its unbelievable reef with plateaus and walls. Denpend when you come to dive here you can spot different kind of sharks - hammerhead, oceanic white tips (longimanus), grey reef shark, treasure... More 

Thank KacinaK
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If the weather is good, it is probably the best place to dive. Here you can find some different kind of sharks (hammer head, oceanic whitetap). Really exciting.

Thank Theo V
Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably a really nice dive site, but every part of it was so crowded with divers that you could barely see anything. Best avoided in favour of somewhere less busy.

1 Thank Rick G
Shanghai, China
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

+- Dolphins are somewhere but it can’t be guarantied to be seen (we have not) +++ Go for the caves there +++ The food on the dive boats is perfect

Thank Siegmar K
Turin, Italy
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous place and spectacular sea world... worth several dives there! Be careful with underwater currents, however make sure to bring your camera.. sometimes you may be very lucky down there!

Thank Mario_Peraz
Budel, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The reef is very nice with steep walls that are covered with lots of coral and fish. If you are lucky you can see sharks and dolphins (depending on the season). There can be some current so it is probably better not to go there if you don't have some diving experience.

Thank Cois72
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70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Pick-up from my nearby hotel was at 5:15am, though we didn't actually depart from the dive center until well over an hour later. I guess I had bad luck, but I was sorely disappointed in Elphinstone. It was very, very choppy water with lots of waves, so took around 40 minutes or so by speedboat to get there. Fortunately I... More 

Thank Janet W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

One of the best reefs ever. An incredible wall of coral with millions of fish and perfect Vis! This dive took us to another world. We went with Colona divers who were amazing and professional.

Thank CayJNB
Mantsala, Finland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I saw a hammer head from a distance, turtle, a giant moray eel and oceanic white tip shark. Elphinstone is very rich in marine life, beautiful corals. We had luck, not much of a current and were able to make two nice dives. This was the first time I saw the oceanic white tip right above me (3-4 times), so... More 

Thank Anne_scuba

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