Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam

4.6
Explore what lies beneath the surface of the water at Elphinstone Reef, a popular offshore diving site. Scuba divers from across the globe come here to dive with the abundant marine life, including hammerhead and oceanic whitetip sharks, manta rays, tuna, and barracudas. The dive site centers on the summit of a subterranean mountain, rich in colorful coral formations, caves, and plateaus. Use our Marsa Alam trip itinerary maker to visit Elphinstone Reef on your trip to Marsa Alam, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful dive site where you can see sharks longimanus, dolphins, turtles and hammerhead sharks. I would say that his reputation as a unique place for divers is spot on.
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  • Just great. Animals and plants in almost pristine condition to see! Sometimes, dugongs are on site...
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  • Vertical walls, and the depth of the impression, unfortunately, we have seen only one shark and is deep in 40-45 meters. Apart from issues of sharks and comparing to other places in terms of the wealth of the same coral in my opinion a little overrated. experienced divers.
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  • One of the favourite places in a Red Sea. "Must dive" spot!
  • It's a pretty touristy reef but for a good reason! You can see many big fish - barracuda, napoleon, tuna - and also sharks! Even though there're so many people it's definitely worth diving there!
  • Very famous reef at the coast of Marsa Alam Take care as the currents can be rather tricky here! Great change you will meet the Oceanic whitetip shark (Longimanus) here at shallow depths. Bring your camera! This site is worth the boat trip, although I recommend a zodiac / speedboat to get there.
  • Superb, White tip reef shark straight e
  • Not the amazing coral reef I'd heard so much of. The reefs at St John's are more enjoyable.
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