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Elphinstone Reef

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Address: Marsa Alam, Egypt

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The most magnificent place to dive

A place not to miss, the offers a significant marine life with the most attractive corals. Sharks could be spotted at the surface.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wael Y
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Cairo
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Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A place not to miss, the offers a significant marine life with the most attractive corals. Sharks could be spotted at the surface.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, we missed sharks on both our dives here, so it was just a wall dive. We had strong currents against us on the second dive making it rather challenging, but the first dive it was very calm. We saw some huge shoals of fusiliers, but of course it's disappointing to not see any sharks at this location, when that's... More 

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

I did today my first shark dive, i was very lucky, i did 3 dives and spotted the reef sharks 3 times, In tge beginning i was so excited, and as you know you shouldn't, because that would consume more air Sporting the sharks there depends on luck, and we were so lucky Even if you didn't spot the skark,... More 

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AlexandriaEgypt
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing dropped off and White tip sharks are almost guaranteed to be seen there. If you're into that kind of diving you will be thrilled. You need to be experienced diver with 50+ dives to be allowed to go there but if the guide sees you're good enough then you can go there with much less dives in you're... More 

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Zielona Gora, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Awesome, beautiful, excellent :). The big blue with so much sea life, from small fish to sharks and large tunas. Unforgettable dives

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The great reef have it all, 2 platforms at the north (one at 5 meters and the other slopes from 24m until 47m), 1 platform at the south (starts at 19m until 36m). All platforms are full of magnificent soft and hard corals, fish of all sizes, and of course shaks. As the reef walls extend from north to south... More 

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Giza, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Elphinstone was on our deep south safari route last October and our first dive started with a grey reef shark and then a school of more than 20 hammerheads, the following 2 dives were full of hammerheads. A truly unique dive site.

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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

It was on our beach and we enjoyed the fish around us with all colors and the corels were beautiful with there colors.

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

scuba diving is a breath taking sport and this reef is a breath taking diving site nothing could be compared to it

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Even when there is little current it's a beautifull dive spot. When our team finished our second dive we haven't seen any sharks. Still, instead on concentrating what we didn't see, focus on what we did see. Lots of colors, from one group of fish to the next. Never seen this many different fish on such a small distance..

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