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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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Beveren, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The well known elphinestone. Saw lots of emperorfish. Lots of tuna and a barracuda. Unfortunately I was not lucky to see a shark, manta or napoleonfish

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Drunen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

wows what a gorgeous reef and so many soft corals and so many beautiful colors fish large and small dull and colorful. As an experienced diver you need at least 6-8 dives to feel more at home diving at thus location, will be beak soon.

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Hoedspruit
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

One of the most interesting reefs I dived on. Was on a live aboard in 2004 and we saw several oceanic white tip sharks. Them circling the boat, swimming in the blue and hunting around the reef was a privilege to see. Oh and I must not forget the two beautiful Napoleons that visited us every time during our safety... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Was part of a red sea safari and we were planning a number of dives here. It was typical, that the briefing on route was about how dangerous it was to dive here etc, also a number of other people of the boat had previously dived her and it was amazing with very strong currents. When we got here, it... More

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Let's start with the important bit...Safety....Let me emphasise this is a not a dive for inexperienced divers. The reef is 6 miles out to sea, it descends to over 100m and is swept by strong currents. Egyptian law states that you must be at least PADI Advanced OWD qualified and have at least 50 dives, you descend to about 40... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It was a pleasure diving here as there were not many boats here (in fact we were the only one). The currents can be kind of tricky so be careful at this dive site and pay attention to your dive master. Lots to see at this reef. Saw a couple of reef sharks (white tip) and the reef itself is... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

lots of beautiful corals and marine-life, current was a bit strong though which limits where you dive.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

When DM says 'strong current', u need to drop like an anchor- fast or else you will miss the crack where the hammerheads are!

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is dived from zodiac's, so if you have not dived from one that will be an experience in its own. Nature is not prescriptive, the day after we dived on the 17th June, the Emperor Team had a swim past by 40 dolphins. All we got was some white tip reef sharks and some hammerheads well below 50m

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you're a diver you really must go diving at Elfinstone, one of the top diving sites of the world.

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