Elphinstone Reef Dive Site

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WOW! Once in a lifetime experience!
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Strong current
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Am I dreaming?! 30m+!
Level Advanced Divers
Dive depth Deep diving, 25-40m

Elphinstone Reef is one of the most famous dive sites in the World and offers some of the best scuba diving in the Red Sea!

The Elphinstone reef is located 12km offshore and about 30km from Marsa Alam. This dive site is famous for its wonderful drift dives along deep steep walls. The coral is really great and unspoiled.

Elphinstone Reef is famous for its sharks. If you’re lucky, you will get the chance to meet an Oceanic Whitetip Shark in one of your dives.

The Elphinstone Reef is also famous for being one of the few places on Earth where you can dive with the Oceanic Whitetip Shark as well as Harmmerhead Sharks. The best chances to spot an Oceanic Whitetip Shark (also called longimanus) are from October to December. Manta Rays (mainly from May to August), Dolphins and Tiger Sharks can also sometimes be spotted. In addition to these giants, there are also plenty of pelagic fishes like trevallies, Barracudas and Tunas. The reef life is teeming with myriads of fishes all around Elphinstone.

The best place to dive Elphinstone Reef is from Marsa Alam on a day trip. Many liveaboards also go there and usually start in Marsa Alam or In Hurghada to explore the Southern Red Sea (Daedalus Reef, The Brothers).

Scuba Diving in Elphinstone reef is reserved to experienced divers as current can be very strong and you are diving in the open sea.

This location is a Reef. This is great place for spotting and diving with Sharks!

You can dive Elphinstone Reef all year long. Access: from the Shore. See the map of Elphinstone Reef on the right for the exact location.

Elphinstone Reef Elphinstone Reef is one of the most famous dive sites in the World and offers some of the best scuba... Julien 5

Fishes you may spot while diving Elphinstone Reef

  • Fusilier Fusilier
  • Giant Trevally Giant Trevally
  • Hammerhead Shark Hammerhead Shark
  • Manta Ray Manta Ray
  • Napoleon Wrasse Napoleon Wrasse
  • Tiger Shark Tiger Shark
  • Turtle Turtle

... and more fishes & sea life, Dogtooth Tuna, Grey Reef Shark, Jack, Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Silky Shark, Silvertip Shark, Tresher Shark

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Diving Reviews for this region

Marsa Alam

Excellent Scuba Diving with great chances of spotting Dolphins, Dugongs, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks. Access to famous dive sites of Elphinstone Reef and Abu Dabbab! Very Good Visibility.

Marsa Alam Diving Review

Liveaboard Reviews in Marsa Alam

MY Blue Seas

MY Blue Seas is a Red Sea liveaboard. This boat has a classic interior design. She has 10 standard cabins with en-suite bathroom facilities that are enough to lure guests … Continue reading

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MY Saphir

MY Saphir liveaboard is a 35m long motor yacht which cruises the beautiful and popular Red Sea in Egypt. It can accommodate a maximum of 16 diving guests, providing them … Continue reading

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MY Blue Pearl

MY Blue Pearl is a diving liveaboard cruising the Red Sea in Egypt. This boat has 10 standard cabins, each with its own hot water shower, towels, shower gels, vanity mirr … Continue reading

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MY Seawolf Soul

MY Seawolf Soul is a wonderful 36 meter long Red Sea liveaboard. There are 8 standard double/twin bed cabins and 3 deluxe suites available. This dive boat can accommodate … Continue reading

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MY Heaven Freedom

MY Heaven Freedom liveaboard cruises at an incredible top speed of 14 knots to reach her regular destinations at Marine Park South & St John’s. Up to 22 divers can be … Continue reading

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MY Golden Dolphin

MY Golden Dolphin liveaboard was definitely made with divers in mind. Scuba divers will be sure to love her spacious dive deck with a large diving platform equipped with … Continue reading

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MY Cassiopeia

MY Cassiopeia liveaboard regularly departs each Sunday and runs 7 night trips to and from North Red Sea & Wrecks, the marine parks, The Brothers and St. John’s Reef. … Continue reading

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MY Obsession

MY Obsession liveaboard was refurbished in 2008, all cabins have en-suite bathroom and facilities which ensures ultimate privacy for divers on board. The massive dive dec … Continue reading

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MY Golden Dolphin III

MY Golden Dolphin III is a very large Red Sea liveaboard with an innovative design. This boat can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 20 divers in her 10 beautiful cabin … Continue reading

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MY Sea Serpent

MY Sea Serpent liveaboard belongs to the popular Sea Serpent fleet that has been part of the liveaboard industry for decades. Comfortable accommodation is available via t … Continue reading

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Dive spots reviews in Marsa Alam

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Abu Dabbab is one of the most famous dive sites in the Red Sea and of all of Egypt. It is one of the few places in the w...
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Daedalus Reef offers some of the Best Diving in the Red Sea! It is an offshore reef located 80km East of Marsa Alam. It ...
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The Fury Shoals make up several reefs along the Southwest Red Sea coast, offering amazing scuba diving opportunities wit...
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The Marsa Alam Dolphin House also called the Sha'ab Samadai Reef is a popular and famous dive site of Marsa Alam. It is ...

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