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 Elphinstone Reef Sud

Egypt, Marsa Alam

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 25° 18.403' N
Longitude: 34° 51.742' E

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English (Translate this text in English): Off Marsa Abu Dabbâb

English (Translate this text in English): Off Marsa Abu Dabbâb

Off Marsa Abu Dabbâb

English (Translate this text in English): Off Marsa Abu Dabbâb

Départ de Marsa Abu Dabbab ou croisière Triangle d'Or ou B.D.E. (Brothers Daedalus Elphinstone)

English (Translate this text in English): Off Marsa Abu Dabbâb

English (Translate this text in English): Off Marsa Abu Dabbâb

English (Translate this text in English): Off Marsa Abu Dabbâb

English (Translate this text in English): Off Marsa Abu Dabbâb

How? By boat

Distance Long boat time (> 30min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 20 m / 65.6 ft

Max depth 70 m / 229.7 ft

Current Strong ( > 2 knots)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience CMAS ** / AOW

Bio interest Outstanding

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Dive type

- Drift dive
- Wall
- Deep
- Sharks
- Big fishes
- Reef
- Ambiance

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Photography

Dangers

- Depth
- Current

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): This reef is well known for dolphins, sharks and great wall dives. Both northern a southern tips have a plateu that offer great dives. Eastern and western sides offers great walls! Do not miss diving here :)

English (Translate this text in English): This reef is well known for dolphins, sharks and great wall dives. Both northern a southern tips have a plateu that offer great dives. Eastern and western sides offers great walls! Do not miss diving here :)

This reef is well known for dolphins, sharks and great wall dives. Both northern a southern tips have a plateu that offer great dives. Eastern and western sides offers great walls! Do not miss diving here :)

English (Translate this text in English): This reef is well known for dolphins, sharks and great wall dives. Both northern a southern tips have a plateu that offer great dives. Eastern and western sides offers great walls! Do not miss diving here :)

Ce récif est bien connu pour les dauphins, les requins et les grands tombants.
Ce platier est immense on ne peut plus parler de patate de corail!! Il affleure à 1m de la surface (Visible sur Google Map) les bateaux de croisières viennent s'amarrer au sud pour se protéger de la houle provoquée par le vent du Nord très fréquent en mer Rouge. Ils sont parfois très nombreux ( une douzaine) et s’empilent en trois épaisseurs
Pas nécessaire de descendre au pied du tombant de toute manière la plongée est limitée à 30m et le premier caisson est fort loin (Marsa Alam)
Le semi rigide du bateau de croisière vous déposera à différents points autour du platier et vous ferez une dérivante, retour au bateau!!
Attention au courant pensez à réserver par contrat écrit à la signature de la réservation un 15L acier le règlement se fait sur place (A faire préciser le prix à la signature!! de nombreuses arnaques en Égypte)
De nombreux petits poissons en surface (possibilité de faire PMT et photos entre deux plongées sans faire d'apnée!!)
Au bas du tombant une ombre passe c'est un requin les Napoléons et autres sont relativement près de la surface
Faire préciser par écrit lors de la signature du contrat si il y a à bord un moniteur pouvant faire plonger les niveaux non autonomes (niveau 1) Votre rédacteur a vu un jeune une semaine sur le bateau sans pouvoir plonger!! quelle déception!!!
Attentions aux arnaques (Pourboire obligatoire, eau en supplément, cotisation caisson, regardez sur internet les commentaires)
Pour pouvoir plonger dans l'arche située sous le plateau sud et située à une profondeur de 50 à plus de 60m il faut être qualifié Nitrox Confirmé et être sur un bateau proposant la déco avec pony.

English (Translate this text in English): This reef is well known for dolphins, sharks and great wall dives. Both northern a southern tips have a plateu that offer great dives. Eastern and western sides offers great walls! Do not miss diving here :)

English (Translate this text in English): This reef is well known for dolphins, sharks and great wall dives. Both northern a southern tips have a plateu that offer great dives. Eastern and western sides offers great walls! Do not miss diving here :)

English (Translate this text in English): This reef is well known for dolphins, sharks and great wall dives. Both northern a southern tips have a plateu that offer great dives. Eastern and western sides offers great walls! Do not miss diving here :)

English (Translate this text in English): This reef is well known for dolphins, sharks and great wall dives. Both northern a southern tips have a plateu that offer great dives. Eastern and western sides offers great walls! Do not miss diving here :)

 Dive logs

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JaMa avatar
Elphinstone Reef Sud
Per JaMa
mai 18, 2012
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Elphinstone Reef Sud
Per JaMa
mai 11, 2012
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Harry avatar
Elphinstone Reef Sud
Per Harry
mai 17, 2010
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 Dive trips

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Trip: Egypt - Red Sea 2012, Liveaboard with Golden Dolphin II
By JaMa
From May 11, 2012 to May 24, 2012

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Harry avatar
Trip: Ägypten - Brayka Bay
By Harry
From May 13, 2010 to May 20, 2010

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Trip: Egypt - Marsa Alam Coraya Beach III
By ralflang
From Jun 23, 2009 to Jun 30, 2009

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Trip: Croisière Anthias BDE
By DenisT
From Jun 6, 2009 to Jun 13, 2009

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Trip: Marsa Alam, Egypt
By diver_gk
From Aug 30, 2008 to Sep 5, 2008

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By Marco , 04-02-2009

Great site!!! - What can I say... it is one of the best dive sites I ever saw!!!

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