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Address: Marsa Alam, Egypt

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Perfect for a hotel reef

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
AndyNagorny
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Lviv, Ukraine
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Lviv, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Thank Rens S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most amazing reefs in the world! Great coral and lots of life to see. Currents can be strong.

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Karlsruhe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a great spot with a high possibility of shark encounters. But of course there is never a guarantee. We were lucky to have dolphins accompanying our zodiac and saw one white tip reef and 3 longimanus sharks surrounding us during our two dives out there. They Love the red buoys and are really curious, you have to be careful... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from a month trip to Egypt. We spent two weeks in Marsa Alam diving with Emperor Divers, which are a great dive operator! If the weather and current cooperates with you and you get a chance to dive Ephinstone, you must! The coral is amazing, we were fortunate to dive with the oceanic white... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The visibility is stunning and the reef is alive and colourful. You can end up doing multiple dives and not get bored. Though we only saw some sharks, other groups chanced upon hammerheads too! Recommended

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Dived here by RIB with Seaworld Diving Center during October 2016. Fantastic drift dive along spectacular walls and saw Oceanic White Tips on both dives. Going by RIB cuts down the journey time and only runs when the sea is calm. This can be a challenging dive with strong currents, but is definitely world class. Can't wait to go again.

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Rosenheim, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Dived the 2 times and saw mostly hammerheads, longimanus and white fin sharks. First dive is about 30-35m to see hammerheads. At the reef itself you can experience a strong current coming from different directions. There is good chance to see napoleons, dolphins, octopus and other interesting fishes as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Elphinstone reef is situated a liitle way off shore so is not really a place where you can go for a swim or snorkel as there are currents here but great place for scuba diving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I cannot describe Elphinstone Reef beauty enough, it's a place you have to see yourself, it's not even similar to any other reef the way it's structured or its topography. You can also see nice sharks there like hammerheads and long manus sharks (oceanic white tips) and others. Huge napoleons turtles and fabulous reefs.

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