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Elphinstone Reef

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  • Diver level:

  • Depth max:

    70 m
  • Visibility:

    to 30m
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Top-50 dive sites of the world
Elphinstone Reef or Sha'ab Abu Hamra is one of the most famous dive sites in the Red Sea. It is a reef around 300m/984ft in length, with average depth of 20-40m/60-120ft and average water visibility of 20-30m/60-100ft. Its spectacular walls drop far below 100m/328ft on both sides of the reef. Strong currents make this a perfect drift dive along the steep walls with many species of fish, corals, sponges, gorgonias, and sea whips to observe

When To Go Diving

All year long. Water temperature ranges from 26 to 30C/78 to 86F

What to see

Reef, walls, corals, sponges, huge gorgonia, sea whips, barracuda, angel fish, hoards of anthias, groupers, morays, whitetip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks

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Reviews about Elphinstone Reef

One of The best dives in the Red Sea
In first 10 minutes of dive I saw reef shark, big tuna fish and big turtle. It was first time for me to meet this amazing creatures and I was amazed. A lot of corals, perfect visibility, drifting in coral gardens. All this made Elphinstone reef for me one of the best dives in 2013.
No doubts this is one of the most beautiful dive s
No doubts this is one of the most beautiful dive sites in Egypt! Even though the visibility is excellent there is an impression of abyss, the walls of the reef look like drops off. I couldn't name all inhabitants you meet, lots of fish end even some sharks are there. Definitely MUST SEE! Luca
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