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Elphinstone Reef

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Address: Marsa Alam, Egypt

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Elphinstone is the reef any diver should see when visiting Marsa Alam. It is one of most popular diving spots of Red Sea to explore when being in Egypt. It can be reached by the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Elphinstone is the reef any diver should see when visiting Marsa Alam. It is one of most popular diving spots of Red Sea to explore when being in Egypt. It can be reached by the boat or zodiac. It is popular site on the route of safari boats. We saw there white tips, beautiful soft corals, gorgonias, tunas, jackfish, napoleons,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes Elphinstone reef is rated up there in the top ten dive sites in the world! The reason is that it is so rich in life. The reef runs from north to south in the middle of the Red Sea and gets so much sun all year round in these warm waters, and with currents running along its length, all... More 

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Esbjerg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had several dives in elphistone and it is a beautiful mountsin of corals and sea life It is though a little though for non experience divers cause there are currentd and big wawes

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Marsa Alam, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If nice dive spot there for my experience for dive to can see the shark and nice reef and if you lucky you can have meeting there with dolphin I prefer to go there with extra divers there

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Venray, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the best reef around Marsa ala area. this time we swan 10 min with a giant oceanic white tip shark. But please go there with a big boat , not with one of the companies which go on open sea with small rib boats

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Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful coral gardens, sharks, napoleon, dolphins. One of the best dives I have done. Recommended!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

great dive site, did 4 dives there, everytime saw Oceanic Whitetips. Some currents, really nice drift and healthy reef

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Very healthy reef, mostly excellent visibility, have all divers looking for, from something small to the big boys. One of the best site to see the oceanic white tip during its season. Current can be strong but still manageable.

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Lviv, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Manta ray just off the hotel reef - incredible! Also there is small cave. Tried it at day and night - so should you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

what a geat dive, unfortunately we didn't see shark, but still it is a nice dive, and if the current is good is a great drift dive as well. Sometimes the waves can be really big, so if you quickly seasick, keep this in mind.

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