We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elphinstone Reef

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: , Marsa Alam, Egypt
Improve this listing
Activities: Scuba diving

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 345 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Shark meeting place

Shark heaven , and even if they are not there, one Of the best dives in teh world.... Ask for early mOrning dives

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Pierrefamily149
,
Paris, France
Add Photo Write a Review

345 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Shark heaven , and even if they are not there, one Of the best dives in teh world.... Ask for early mOrning dives

Was this review helpful? Yes
Landgraaf, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

a absolute must dive if you are in the area of marsa alam. However be aware of difficulty local diveschools advise 50 dives and AOW, personally i advise more experience as the current can be strong. sometimes you need to jump of a drifting boat and decend at once to 30 meter to catch up with the current and drift... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Schoten, Antwerpen, Belgium
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

great divingsite. we've seen 6 hammerhead sharks , napoleonfish, baracuda's, muray eals and lots more

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mold
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If your a diver you will know how good this reef is, lots of colour and a good chance of swimming with the resident Oceanic Sharks. Trips are available from all hotels in Marsa Alam, we used Coraya Divers at Lamaya Resort.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Totally missed the hammerhead but still had a fantastic dive but still saw reef sharks. If you are used to cold water diving this will be an absolute breeze!

Was this review helpful? Yes
dundee
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
schwabach
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Elphinstone Reef also viewed

Marsa Alam, Red Sea and Sinai
 
Marsa Alam, Red Sea and Sinai
Marsa Alam, Red Sea and Sinai
 

Been to Elphinstone Reef? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Elphinstone Reef and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Elphinstone Reef staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?