Elphinstone Reef is one of the most famous dive sites in the world and offers some of the best scuba diving in the Red Sea. Elphinstone Reef is located about 30 km from Marsa Alam and 12 km offshore. This dive site is very famous for its wonderful drift dives, you can make, along deep steep walls. The corals are really unspoiled and different species of corals can be find at Elphinstone Reef.
Over the years Elphinstone Reef became famous for its sharks.
It is one of the few places on earth where you can still dive with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks. The chance you get to dive with one of them during one of your dives with us, is real. The greatest period to spot Whitetip Shark (also called Longimanus) is from October to December. The biggest chance you get to see Manta Rays is mainly from May to August. Dolphins and Tiger Sharks can also sometimes be spotted if you are very lucky during one of your dives with us. But in addition to these giants, Elphinstone Reef, also houses plenty of pelagic fishes like trevallies, barracudas and tunas. The reef is teeming with myriads of fishes all around Elphinstone.
We pick you up from your hotel very early, at 4:30 AM to drive for two and a half hour by car to Marsa Alam. Once arrived, you will have enough time to prepare your gear and put on your diving suit. After this we will prepare the speedboat and get a 15 minutes ride by speedboat to Elphinstone Reef. Once arrived at the reef it is time to get some adventure. Jump into the water and descent to mingle between the Oceanic Whitetip and Hammerhead Sharks. But don’t forget that other aquatic life and coral at the reef will also enchant your dive at this place. We will make two dives at Elphinstone Reef, with a small interval to rest in the speedboat, between the dives.
Once the dives done, we will head back to Abu Dabbab beach where a lunch await you. After this marvelous meal you will have some time to chill out at the beach.
Around 14:30 PM we will return to Hurghada and drop you of at your hotel with hopefully unforgettable memories of these dive.