Scuba Diving and Snorkelling in Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt


Scuba Diving and Snorkelling in Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt

Scuba diving information in Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt

This long, finger-like reef runs from north to south in the open Red Sea. Steep walls drop to the depths on the reefs east and west sides, reaching 70 meters (230 feet) or more, while the north and south ends of the reef are marked by a submerged plateau. The northern plateau is very shallow, offering some superb snorkeling possibilities. The southern plateau is much deeper, with a drop-off at 30 meters (100 feet) leading down to the depths. A large underwater arch can be found here, between 50 and 70 meters (164-230 feet). This lies beyond the range of most sports divers, but has a fascinating story attached to it. Legend has it that the sarcophagus of an unknown pharaoh lies beneath the arch, and you can, in fact, see the outlines of a suspiciously rectangular, coral encrusted mass in the depths at around 60 meters (197 feet).

Scuba Diving Map of diving site Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt

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Elphinstone Reef

Marine Species and photos of each species in Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt

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Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt

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Scuba Dive Centers in Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt

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Liveaboards in Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt

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Accommodations in Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt

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