Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam

4.6
Reef · Nature / Park
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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  • An outstanding reef for experienced divers with three diving spots, the wall with current moving u along the wall while u don't need to move a muscle and just enjoy the view and the rich corals, the.....  more »
  • The reef is nice, its great drift dive. Saw a nice turtle and the whitetip sharks. I was lucky the be there an realy early with a speedboat so all the other divers hadn't get in the water.  more »
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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!

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