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Elphinstone Reef

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Easy to enjoy , Hard to forget

One of the best 4 stars hotel in Marsa alam i spent with my group friend the best holiday ever... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cairo, Egypt
One of the amazing sites

The majestic Elphinstone offers a great dive for advanced divers with a rich and spectacular reef... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wael Y
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best 4 stars hotel in Marsa alam i spent with my group friend the best holiday ever . all the staff are professional from the main gate to the beach special thanks for beach boys and animation team..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The majestic Elphinstone offers a great dive for advanced divers with a rich and spectacular reef. Hammer head sharks could be spotted at depth, Thresher shark was spotted few time too. The Oceanic White Tip is often seen at shallower depth and usually hangs under...More

Thank Wael Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

love egypt but was disaponted with the hotel rooms could do with a good clean staff were very good very polite

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Most people come here looking for sharks but the walls of the reef are really beautiful there are mainly small gold coloured fish, looks like it’s raining gold. Can be currents but not always.

Thank MJV_12
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We visited Elphinstone reef this week and I was amazed of the reef's beauty. We had the best conditions and only very mild current. The visibility was perfect. Reef seemed better condition than the reefs we have visited upper north of the Red Sea. And...More

Thank Kati L
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I visited Elphinstone in 2016 had a brill time and saw Hammerheads at about 40 metres. This was my 3rd time trying to see these sharks.

1  Thank scubadiverLB
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

30minutes from Brayka bay resort by speedboat. Then the nice blue spot in the middel of the sea. A very interesting rock with différents platforms and high currents. Can be difficult for diving but nice to sea some hammer heads or white tip sharks. The...More

Thank hassene j
Reviewed June 7, 2018

The Elphinstone Reef, known as Sha'ab Abu Hamra in local parlance, rises from the waters of the Red Sea like a small mountain, approx 12 km east from Marsa Abu Dabbab Beach. The reef takes its name from Mountstuart Elphinstone. It is only suitable for...More

Thank Han F
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I can't write on one word , but if I need to describe and explain it in this moment lack of place me :) if you want to see your dream as sure you must be there

1  Thank urszulaewiak
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

The people I spoke to who went the day before me saw 5 hammerheads and a fair few longimanus’. On our dive we saw 2 longimanus briefly and a turtle but not much else. The plateau with coral was nice I guess but at 30m...More

1  Thank c-krogh
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Brayka Bay was 20-25mins ride with the zodiac