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Elphinstone Reef

Address: Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Marsa Alam
Type: Reefs, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
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Type: Reefs, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We only did one dive here, but all in my group found it dull and boring, we were unlucky and did not see any sharks, so all we saw was a very bland and monotoned reef, with not much to see. Glad we only did one dive!

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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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Nyon, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is rated among the ten best diving sites in the world. It was a fantastic dive with Longimanus sharks. I believe it would be best going on cruise and sleep on the boat to dive very early morning or at sunset.

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Siggiewi, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Crystal clear water & an abundance of marine life. The highlight was seeing an oceanic white tip shark on our dive.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My son went on this dive with Emperor Divers he had an amazing experiance. He swam with two sharks one over three meters the other around three meters.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You only go here to hope to see some big fish like pelagic sharks. There is nothing else here to see. And nature is not a zoo, so you might not see any big fish on your trip. We got two Oceanic White Tip Sharks, which was all we hoped for so we where happy. It is a calculated gamble... More 

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Munich, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have recently dived in the Elphinstone Reef and also agree with many people that its more for experienced divers, and believe it a good idea that the diving centers require a min of 30 -50 dives to go there... the current can be really strong, though I was lucky the day I went and it wasnt so bad. I... More 

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Kirkkonummi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The sea was rough and the boat trip hard. The diving itself was excellent. We did not sea sharks but the wall dives were brilliant. Not much current. Relax diving but the surface was rough.

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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291 reviews 291 reviews
135 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Only recommended for experienced divers. We had a number of dives (with a live-aboard) here and it was so heavy, because of the strong current, that we had little possibilities to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There were a few Hammerheads (though these were quite deep) and a close view to several large Groupers.

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vammala
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

very nice reef. Unfortunately we didn't see sharks. We dived there four dives in two days. One time sea was quite stormy when we came back to Port Ghalib. (We were in daily boats)

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