Elphinstone Reef

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  • Address: Al Qusair - Marsa Allam Rd, Egypt, Marsa Alam
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Water Body, Family And Kids, Scuba

Every diver enthusiast would know Elphinstone Reef as one of the most exciting places for diving in the world. This reef is replete with gentle, vibrant corals and fish species along with the terrifying ones such as hungry barracuda, dolphins and sharks.  Here, the divers can swim with some of the most dangerous yet fascinating of sea fishes. Although this place is more for expert divers, there is still something for amateur ones to learn and see. Elphinstone reef is deep, dangerous yet alluring with caves embedded in it. The most interesting part about this reef is that it is shaped like a cigar making divers spellbound to it.

  • If you want to dive at Elphinstone you must had an Advanced Open Water Diver certificate and you should have experience of at least 50 dives and also experience of deep diving, drift diving and rough sea conditions.  
  • Your guide should give you a comprehensive briefing and you should know what to do in the event of anything unexpected and also consider what to do if the current is stronger than anticipated.

  • There are many diving companies that have varied rates.

  • Go very early at around dawn for the best chance to avoid the crowds and also the most likely time to see sharks. By eight or nine o'clock the area can sometimes get quite congested.

  • By rented car from city centre.

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  • Elphinstone Reef Address: Al Qusair - Marsa Allam Rd, Egypt, Marsa Alam
  • Elphinstone Reef Timing: 24-hrs
  • Elphinstone Reef Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Elphinstone Reef(preferred time): 07:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Elphinstone Reef: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 60.22% of people who visit Marsa Alam include Elphinstone Reef in their plan

  • 76.74% of people start their Elphinstone Reef visit around 07 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Elphinstone Reef

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Elphinstone Reef

People normally club together Port Ghalib and Gebel El Rosas while planning their visit to Elphinstone Reef.

People also prefer to start their day with Elphinstone Reef.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • 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.

  • Grate dive spot. The arch is spectacular.

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