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Elphinstone Reef

In Front of Blue Reef, Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Marsa Alam
Type: Reefs
Activities: Scuba diving
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North West, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

got here as the first dive of the day - quite windy, also around 7 other liveaboards in the area. Lots of zodiacs dropping divers in meant there was little chance of seeing much as the engine noise had scared everything off! Personally, I found this a very average reef - you come here for the big stuff and if... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

5 years ago - oceanic whitetip sharks - cool! ... this time - just nice blue waters and nothing :-))) but there was very little current this time :-)

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You can never predict what Elphinstone will surprise you with. A fascinating dive, full of adventure, action and definbately adrenaline. You can never get enough of it..............highly recommend it.

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Bucharest, Romania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

one of best sites i have ever dive, great coral, saw hammerhead and white tip, lots of big tuna and millions of fishes and corals. i love the feeling of deep blue next to a fantastic wall. will do again every time i have the opportunity.

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Melsomvik, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This reef, popping up in the middle of nothing, is just amazing. Corals everywhere. In great shape. Not ruined, like almost every reef in Hurghada. And there is a good chance to see large pelagic species. Hammerhead, Oceanic White Tip, rays... It is a must see. Something you definitely want to cross off the list.

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Campinas, Brasil
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Amazing place to dive! Life is at its best and corals are stunning. We were also lucky to meet a hammerheadshark there!

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Rome, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I dived 8 Times At Elphistone reef. Each one was differently perfect! Chuck with your diving crea, and choose a fastboat transfer if you are comfortable with, it's definitely more fascinatting and fun than the big-boat full-day trip,

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Beveren, Belgium
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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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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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