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Elphinstone Reef

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Address: Marsa Alam, Egypt

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The big blue :)

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kasia H
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Zielona Gora, Poland
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Zielona Gora, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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Thank MohamedMosaad
Cairo, Egypt
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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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Thank nemomerhef
Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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7 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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Thank Samer999
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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Thank klaas152
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Nice deep dive. The week before they had seen hammerheads and a mantaray. Unfortunately the day I did the dive they were not around. Good reason to go back

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We dived on the plateau and the current was brisk, but manageable. We saw a couple of Hammerheads and a couple of reef sharks as well as the usual reef fish. We spent the rest of the dive drifting along the reef. Highlights included a couple of Giant Morays and a huge school of fusiliers and hunters. We only had... More 

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Thank Craig W
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Brilliant dive site with lots to see if the conditions is right. Is in the middle of open water so it get visited by large marine life such as silk sharks. The currents could be strong at times but mostly moderate. The only downside is Safari boats dock and keep engine running which create noise deters sharks and large visitors... More 

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Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Nice place. Especially for snorkeling. Great Area. And also very relaxing if (this is the point) it is not overcrowded with boots full of divers and snorkeling people.

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