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Address: Marsa Alam, Egypt
Activities: Scuba diving

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Hammerhead heaven

Imagine chopping down a tree & you are left with the trunk - that's similar to elphinstone with a large flat plateau & drop off walls on its sides - hammerhead sharks seen & the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Imagine chopping down a tree & you are left with the trunk - that's similar to elphinstone with a large flat plateau & drop off walls on its sides - hammerhead sharks seen & the biggest grouper I've ever come across lurking in the shadows behind a hole in the wall - Dolphins on the way out - fantastic marine... More 

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schwabach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We made 3 trips to Elphinstone, 1 Half day Eraly Morning and two full day, but no sharks at all. But the reef ist worth every dive! But please take care of your buddy!

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nice and calm the day we went strong current, no sharks but the coral is wonderful. It wasn't far a 30 minute drive and then 15 minutes by a rib. Lots of livesaboards and day boats but didn't' tree any other divers

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is a big stone in the middle of the Red Sea front of Marsa Alam city. I have been there twice with my daughter and we were lucky to see Humerhead Sharks and Dolphins at the same place. The main issue that we suffered from is the long distance between the hotel we were staying there and the diving... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It's a breathtaking site! Sadly no sharks on my visit but nevertheless, so much life there to see. Definitely recommend an early morning trip out, so worth it!

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Bohemia, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very beautiful and diverse underwater nature. You can enter over pier right in the deep water. Diving is possible too. Very very nice place.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

exactly what it says dolphins in the wild swim with them listen to them underwater is just something else,, watch them from the boat breath taking best experience ever but be aware it is a protected site and you have to be respectful of that.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

was great dive but too early in the season to see great fish - also quite a number of divers in the water.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I went there with my girlfriend during our AOWD course to do a drift dive. We took a zodiac and after a bumpy ride arrived at the spot. Negative buoyancy entry in the water. Nice descent to 30m and afterwards we went up slowly next to the reef which is really beautiful. I liked it a lot even if there... More 

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Elphinstone definitely lives up to the hype, it's probably the healthiest, most beautiful reef I've seen. No big animals while I was there, but pristine coral, clear water, and countless reef fish. If you have the chance, do it!

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Address: Marsa Alam, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Red Sea and Sinai  >  Marsa Alam

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