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Diving at dive site Elphinstone Reef

Name Dive Site:Elphinstone Reef
Depth: 20-40m (65-131ft)
Visibility: 10-30m (32-98ft)
Accessibility: Boat, Live-aboard
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Elphinstone Reef or Sha'ab Abu Hamra, located 20 kilometers out of Marsa Alam, is a reef not bigger than 300 meters in length. Its spectacular walls drop far below 100 meter on both sides of the reef. Strong currents make this a perfect drift dive along steep walls with many species of fish and covered in soft corals.

Life which can be seen here include barracuda, angel fish, and hoards of anthias, groupers, morays and shoals of Suez fusiliers. The reef is covered in soft coral and to the north are some pinnacles. At the south end of Elphinstone is an archway, with 65 meter of depth, well beyond the sport diving limit. Oceanic whitetip sharks occasionally visit this area. Other type of sharks that are regular visitors are whitetip- and grey reef sharks and occasionally hammerheads can cross. The east side is a great drop-off and the west is less steep and slightly sandier. Overall, this area has a lot of soft coral, sponges, huge gorgonia and sea whips.


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