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ELPHINSTONE REEF

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Anne-Jose & Hans & Rico

17-12-18

2 duiken. 3 oceanic white-tip sharks. 1 met gebroken vin die erg agressief was en ons …

25 m Visibility
24 °C - m

Adri

30-9-18

Geweldige duik weer gemaakt op dit rif, 1 witpunt haai verder helaas weinig groot spul. …

15 m Visibility
28 °C - m

Adri van Dam

30-9-18

Schitterende duik weer eens op Elphistone aan boord van de MS-Bohemia www.greenforcediving.com

20 m Visibility
28 °C - m

Jody

27-3-18

Beautiful dive from north to south under a light current, in the deep blue a shark, …

25 m Visibility
23 °C - m

Emile

27-3-18

Super mooie dive, dive from north plateau to south plateau long oost wall. Forward correct …

20 m Visibility
23 °C - m

Maaike

20-1-18

Beautiful diving, Napoleon spot. Visibility wash wash good, button wind /sand. .

30 m Visibility
23 °C - m

Duikverenigingsteenwijkerland

20-11-17

A beautiful dive white dotthaai seen of very close to

30 m Visibility
26 °C - m

Duik centrum vechtdal

12-11-17

Longimanus and Napoleon stay a great reef with plenty of fish, including Hinko, Aly, …

20 m Visibility
26 °C - m

frank n

12-10-17

Despite a bad dive it is a nice reef of what I have seen. unfortunately split up current …

30 m Visibility
27 °C - m

Anne-José & Hans

10-10-17

Backroll off Zodiac and with eye-in-eye Oceanic Oceanic white White step shark! Daarna …

25 m Visibility
28 °C - m

Gardevil

10-5-17

Large school tuna. Oceanic White tips, mackerel, tortoise and between the dives by …

25 m Visibility
24 °C - m

Zeeduivel Willy en Duivels

12-10-16

Seen twice Longimanus and Dolphins.

20 m Visibility
27 °C - m

Paul

6-10-16

4 hammerhead sharks!:) and a large napoleon. 4 hammerhead sharks! During the interval we …

35 m Visibility
27 °C - m

Stefani

13-9-16

Beautiful tunnel in the reef. 2 lungimanus seen

20 m Visibility
28 °C - m

Edwin Westenberg

1-8-16

Hammerhead, Grey reef shark, Longimanus, Napoleon's, Tuna, Barracuda etc.

25 m Visibility
28 °C - m

Elphinstone Reef is a very famous dive site in the Red Sea. It is one of the northernmost reefs of the Red Sea. The strong currents bring white tip and hammerhead sharks to this isolated area, but also other species visit the reef frequently. The entire reef of Elphinstone is a carpet of soft coral. Therefore it attracts almost all the fish species that live in the Red Sea, from hammerheads and gray reef sharks to anemone and scorpion fish. From July to October, you can also see mantas and stingrays.

Particulars

The northern plateau is about 80 meters long and between 10 and 25 meters wide. It is covered with colorful soft corals and teeming with life. Clouds of orange anthias, hundreds of fusiliers and big schools of barracudas swim around you. On the southern plateau and the western wall you can see white tip sharks. The deeper part of the southern plateau is covered with brown soft corals and anthias.

Warnings

Currents can be strong. Far from the coast and (medical) facilities.

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ELPHINSTONE REEF Features

Address
Rode Zee, Egypte, 20 km ten oosten van Abu Dabbab Baai
Parking
At charter
Distance
20 km uit de kust
Suitable for
Experienced divers (advanced with more than 50 dives is recommended)
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
By boat from Ghalib , Marsa Alam or one of the dive centers in between
Facilities
Boat dive facilities (liveaboard/zodiac/dag)
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive / drift dive
Current
Limited / sterk
Visibility
30 - 40 meter
Average visibility
30 m.
Depth
Tot 100 meter
Bottom
Zand en koraal
Life
Manta ray, moray, eel, lionfish, silky shark, hammerhead shark and grey reef shark, manta ray (summer), neptune's lace, turtle, napoleonfish or humphead wrasse, tuna, amberjack, clownfish, sweetlips, anthias or marine goldfish, lionfish
Other recreation
None
Emergency
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