Elphistone Reef


port, place of departure:                              Marsa Alam,

depth at the bottom:                                   70 m,

level of diver training:                                advanced,

diving type:                                                dive spot/reef,

diving period:                                             whole year,

visibility max:                                            10 - 30 m,

water temperature:                                    15 - 35 °C,

available from:                                           boat,

currents:                                                   occurs,

warnings:                                                  none.

Points of entering to the lake (see map)

Underwater attractions

Elphistone is a place known for being avilable from boat and there are great probabilities of encountering sharks. To the diving site it is possible to get by boat. Average depth is 20 m. There is a big reef, full of life. Characteristic for this area is very colorful formation of multicolored corals, which provides a beautiful and unforgettable diving. Deeply descending walls of this reef cause that this place is intended only for advanced divers. The reef above all is covered by soft corals, which hide various species of sea creatures. This is a perfect space for fans of underwater photography. While dive you can find a lot of species of sea animals, and schools of fish. Many shark fans go here to meet them.

Flora and Fauna

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Photo: Monia Shibi Shibuya