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Address: Marsa Alam, Egypt
Activities: Scuba diving

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excellent diving spot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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 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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