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30minutes from Brayka bay resort by speedboat. Then the nice blue spot in the middel of the sea. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hassene j
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Watch Out For The Intriguing Longnose Hawkfish

The Elphinstone Reef, known as Sha'ab Abu Hamra in local parlance, rises from the waters of the Red... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Han F
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El Gouna, Egypt
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
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"strong currents"
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"oceanic white tip"
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"white tips"
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"hammerhead shark"
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"fish"
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"experienced divers"
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"great dive"
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"soft corals"
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"marine life"
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"deep dive"
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"beautiful colors"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

30minutes from Brayka bay resort by speedboat. Then the nice blue spot in the middel of the sea. A very interesting rock with différents platforms and high currents. Can be difficult for diving but nice to sea some hammer heads or white tip sharks. The...More

Thank hassene j
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Elphinstone Reef, known as Sha'ab Abu Hamra in local parlance, rises from the waters of the Red Sea like a small mountain, approx 12 km east from Marsa Abu Dabbab Beach. The reef takes its name from Mountstuart Elphinstone. It is only suitable for...More

Thank Han F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't write on one word , but if I need to describe and explain it in this moment lack of place me :) if you want to see your dream as sure you must be there

1  Thank urszulaewiak
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The people I spoke to who went the day before me saw 5 hammerheads and a fair few longimanus’. On our dive we saw 2 longimanus briefly and a turtle but not much else. The plateau with coral was nice I guess but at 30m...More

Thank c-krogh
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Although my hope of seeing sharks (especially hammer-heads) was cheated, despite the 4 dives there, Elphinstone remains a beautiful and surprising diving site: in one of them I encountered my first manta ray... in another we saw a long-manus shark at the surface... in 2...More

Thank Serban R
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

If you are lucky .... a spell at 30 meters off the end of Elphinstone will result in a shoal of hammerheads emerging from the gloom. Patience and quiet, plus great air control is a must - but worth the trip :) :) :)

2  Thank Vicki W
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

As divers, we found diving the famous Elphinstone Reef a ‘must do’ to be ticked off anybody’s dive list. And we were not disappointed. A certainly challenging dive at times, it is definately worth seeing (multiple times). Recommended for AOWD and above. Elphinstone is a...More

Thank Cathy F
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful reef. Like a mountain in the ocean. Steep walls on either side. Not a hard dive if the currents are slow. Was lucky to see sharks (longimanus) on 2 out of 3 tries. Steep coral walls with lots of beautiful corals. To live and...More

Thank Pontus A
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Beautiful dive site, can have strong unpredictable currents. For experienced divers only, Napoleon wrasse, lovely coral, many reef fish. Sharks and dolphins an added bonus if you are lucky.

2  Thank Deirdre T
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Elphinstone is one of the most important destination for the advanced Divers. So if you are an advanced diver no way to DIVE in elphinstone you will enjoy meeting sharks there hammer head Shark or white tap shark Enjoy your deep dive in elphonstone

Thank Mahmoud A
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Response from irka657 | Reviewed this property |
Brayka Bay was 20-25mins ride with the zodiac
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