Heerlijke ochtendduik bij Elphinstone Noord. Door waterverplaatsing beperkt zicht: 15 m. …
2 duiken. 3 oceanic white-tip sharks. 1 met gebroken vin die erg agressief was en ons …
Geweldige duik weer gemaakt op dit rif, 1 witpunt haai verder helaas weinig groot spul. …
Schitterende duik weer eens op Elphistone aan boord van de MS-Bohemia www.greenforcediving.com
Beautiful dive from north to south under a light current, in the deep blue a shark, …
Super mooie dive, dive from north plateau to south plateau long oost wall. Forward correct …
Beautiful diving, Napoleon spot. Visibility wash wash good, button wind /sand. .
A beautiful dive white dotthaai seen of very close to
Longimanus and Napoleon stay a great reef with plenty of fish, including Hinko, Aly, …
Despite a bad dive it is a nice reef of what I have seen. unfortunately split up current …
Backroll off Zodiac and with eye-in-eye Oceanic Oceanic white White step shark! Daarna …
Large school tuna. Oceanic White tips, mackerel, tortoise and between the dives by …
Seen twice Longimanus and Dolphins.
4 hammerhead sharks!:) and a large napoleon. 4 hammerhead sharks! During the interval we …
Beautiful tunnel in the reef. 2 lungimanus seen
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.
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.
Currents can be strong. Far from the coast and (medical) facilities.
ELPHINSTONE REEF Features
- Rode Zee, Egypte, 20 km ten oosten van Abu Dabbab Baai
- At charter
- 20 km uit de kust
- Suitable for
- Experienced divers (advanced with more than 50 dives is recommended)
- By boat from Ghalib , Marsa Alam or one of the dive centers in between
- Boat dive facilities (liveaboard/zodiac/dag)
- Kind of dive
- Boat dive / drift dive
- Limited / sterk
- 30 - 40 meter
- Average visibility
- 30 m.
- Tot 100 meter
- Zand en koraal
- 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