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Elphinstone Reef is one of the most exciting dive sites in the world. Thousands of divers come here every year to swim alongside white-tip sharks and hammerheads. It's one of the few places in the world where you can encounter these creatures.

The cigar-shaped reef that's built around a subterranean mountain is filled with plateaus and caves. The reef is covered in soft corals, sponges, sea whips, and large gorgonians.

As for the marine life, apart from the various species of sharks, divers can also spot angelfish, anthias, triggerfish, and emperors. There's also chances of seeing barracudas and dolphins.

Elphinstone Reef is a deep dive of up to 40 meters (131 feet), and the currents can get very strong, which is why it's recommended only to advanced divers.  

Outstanding visibility of over 30 meters (98 feet)! The reef can be dived all year round.

Dive site info provided by Nick Bee on Aug, 1st 2019

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What species others who dived here encountered

Moray Eel
Black Coral
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Black Jack

Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Blue Ocean Marsa Alam

Email: dive@blueocean-eg.com Telephone: +20 101 149 1773

Orca Dive Club Tulip

Email: info@orca-diveclub-tulip.com Telephone: +20 1067975062

          The divers have access to 70 aluminium tanks ranging in size from 12 to 15 litres. There are also three 8-litre bottles for young divers. Those who arrive without their own equipment, can choose from 20 complete rental equipment sets. Two powerful compressors (350 and 450 l/m) provide the necessary compressed air. The Nitrox is produced in a unit which provides 450 l/m.
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