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Elphinstone Reef Liveaboard Diving

Remote Liveaboard Diving With Hammerheads, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks And Thresher Sharks

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Red Sea Elphinstone Reef Liveaboard Diving

Elphinstone liveaboard diving is for divers experienced in strong currents using a negative-entry to dive to 30m (100ft) with hammerheads, oceanic whitetips and thresher sharks. Elphinstone is only accessed by liveaboard and is often dived in the Shark Triangle including The Brothers and Daedalus.

An Elphinstone Reef liveaboard is the only way to scuba dive Elphinstone Reef, Red Sea. Elphinstone Reef is remote and in deep water, which is why it is so pristine and full of marine life.

Elphinstone Reef is one of the standout dive sites of the Red Sea and is among the 10 best dive spots in the world.

Elphinstone Reef has amazing coral reefs, which include hard corals, soft corals, gorgonias and an array of colourful reef fish. Plus Elphinstone Reef is where you are likely to see plenty of sharks in the currents such as hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, thresher sharks, grey reef sharks, silvertip sharks, and possibly even manta rays and whale sharks.

Oceanic Whitetip Shark Elphinstone Egypt The Red Sea
Elphinstone Reef In the Red Sea Map – Courtesy of Google Maps

Where Is Elphinstone Reef?

Elphinstone Reef (Sha’ab Abu Hamra) is about 300 kilometres (188 miles) south of Sharm El Sheikh and about 90 kilometres (56 miles) south southwest of Hurghada. But Elphinstone Reef is only 34 kilometres (21 miles) from Port Ghalib and 27 kilometres (17 miles) from Marsa Alam.

Table of Red Sea Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards

This list of Elphinstone Reef liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Elphinstone Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.


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Total Records Found: 59, showing 7 per page
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Review: MV Ghani; Book: MV Ghani 10 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Hammerhead I; Book: MY Hammerhead I 10 Exceptional from £86; $105; €98
Review: MY Sea Friend; Book: MY Sea Friend 9.6 Exceptional from £72; $88; €82
Review: MY Aldebaran; Book: MY Aldebaran 9.6 Exceptional from £103; $126; €117
Review: MY Blue; Book: MY Blue 9.5 Exceptional from £114; $139; €130
Review: MY Seven Seas; Book: MY Seven Seas 9.5 Exceptional from £108; $126; €117
Review: MV Dolce Vita; Book: MV Dolce Vita 9.5 Exceptional from £120; $146; €137

Note: The above “Price Per Day” was correct at the time of producing this article, as was the exchange rate used to convert the GBP cost to US Dollars and Euros. For an up-to-date cost for your chosen liveaboard, please visit the “Book” link above.


Elphinstone Reef Diving Know Before You Go

The following are answers to “Know Before You Go” questions about Elphinstone Red Sea.

What Is Diving Elphinstone Reef Like?

To answer the question, what is diving Elphinstone Reef like, is best answered by video. In this video of an Elphinstone Reef dive there are hammerheads, a manta ray, a turtle and a whale shark.

Where is The Best Location For Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards?

The two best places to dive Elphinstone Reef by liveaboard are Hurghada and Port Ghalib, as these have the most liveaboards with Elphinstone Reef itineraries.

  • There are 47 Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards departing Hurghada.
  • There are 36 Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards departing Port Ghalib.

Can Elphinstone Reef Be Dived From a Red Sea Resort?

Elphinstone Reef cannot be dived from a dive resort as it is too remote, which means you will need to book a Red Sea liveaboard from one of the following Egypt locations.

  1. Hurghada.
  2. Sharm El Sheikh.
  3. Marsa Alam.
  4. Port Ghalib.
  5. Marsa Ghalib.
  6. Safaga.

The reason Elphinstone Reef can only be dived by liveaboard is because it is remote and about 300 kilometres (188 miles) south of Sharm El Sheikh and about 90 kilometres (56 miles) south-southwest of Hurghada. The closest Egypt town is Marsa Alam, which is 27 (17 miles) southwest of Elphinstone.

Can you Dive Elphinstone Reef From Hurghada?

You can dive Elphinstone Reef from Hurghada, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Hurghada. There are 47 Red Sea liveaboards with Elphinstone Reef itineraries that depart from Hurghada.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Hurghada and include itineraries to Elphinstone Reef.

Popular Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards Departing Hurghada

Table of All Red Sea Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards Departing Hurghada

This list of Elphinstone Reef liveaboards departing from Hurghada is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Elphinstone liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 47, showing 7 per page
Discover LiveaboardCustomer ReviewsPrice Per Day
Review: MY Hammerhead I; Book: MY Hammerhead I 10 Exceptional from £86; $105; €98
Review: MY Sea Friend; Book: MY Sea Friend 9.6 Exceptional from £72; $88; €82
Review: MY Blue; Book: MY Blue 9.5 Exceptional from £114; $139; €130
Review: MV Dolce Vita; Book: MV Dolce Vita 9.5 Exceptional from £120; $146; €137
Review: MY Aphrodite; Book: MY Aphrodite 9.5 Exceptional from £99; $121; €113
Review: MY Golden Dolphin; Book: MY Golden Dolphin 9.5 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Seawolf Dominator; Book: MY Seawolf Dominator 9.4 Superb from £96; $117; €109

Can you Dive Elphinstone Reef From Sharm El Sheikh?

You can dive Elphinstone Reef from Sharm El Sheikh, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Sharm El Sheikh. There are 2 Red Sea liveaboards with Elphinstone Reef itineraries that depart from Sharm El Sheikh.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Sharm El Sheikh and include itineraries to Elphinstone Reef.

The Most Popular Elphinstone Reef Liveaboard Departing Sharm El Sheikh

Table of All Red Sea Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards Departing Sharm El Sheikh

This list of Elphinstone Reef liveaboards departing from Sharm El Sheikh is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Elphinstone Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 2, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Red Sea Blue Force 2; Book: MY Red Sea Blue Force 2 9.1 Superb from £91; $111; €104
Review: MY Turquoise; Book: MY Turquoise 0 Not rated from £108; $132; €123

Can you Dive Elphinstone Reef From Marsa Alam?

You can dive Elphinstone Reef from Marsa Alam, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Marsa Alam. There are 10 Red Sea liveaboards with Elphinstone Reef itineraries that depart from Marsa Alam.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Marsa Alam and include itineraries to Elphinstone Reef.

The Most Popular Elphinstone Reef Liveaboard Departing Marsa Alam

Table of All Red Sea Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards Departing Marsa Alam

This list of Elphinstone Reef liveaboards departing from Marsa Alam is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Elphinstone Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 10, showing 7 per page
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Review: MV Ghani; Book: MV Ghani 10 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Hammerhead I; Book: MY Hammerhead I 10 Exceptional from £86; $105; €98
Review: MY Aldebaran; Book: MY Aldebaran 9.6 Exceptional from £103; $126; €117
Review: MY Seven Seas; Book: MY Seven Seas 9.5 Exceptional from £108; $126; €117
Review: MY JP Marine; Book: MY JP Marine 8.7 Fabulous from £81; $99; €92
Review: MY Oceanos; Book: MY Oceanos 8.6 Fabulous from £130; $159; €148
Review: MY Nemo; Book: MY Nemo 8.4 Very good from £72; $88; €82

Can you Dive Elphinstone Reef From Port Ghalib?

You can dive Elphinstone Reef from Port Ghalib, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Port Ghalib. There are 36 Red Sea liveaboards with Elphinstone Reef itineraries that depart from Port Ghalib.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Port Ghalib and include itineraries to Elphinstone Reef.

Popular Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards Departing Port Ghalib

Table of All Red Sea Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards Departing Port Ghalib

This list of Elphinstone Reef liveaboards departing from Port Ghalib is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Elphinstone Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 36, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Sea Friend; Book: MY Sea Friend 9.6 Exceptional from £72; $88; €82
Review: MY Aldebaran; Book: MY Aldebaran 9.6 Exceptional from £103; $126; €117
Review: MY Blue; Book: MY Blue 9.5 Exceptional from £114; $139; €130
Review: MV Dolce Vita; Book: MV Dolce Vita 9.5 Exceptional from £120; $146; €137
Review: MY Aphrodite; Book: MY Aphrodite 9.5 Exceptional from £99; $121; €113
Review: MY Golden Dolphin; Book: MY Golden Dolphin 9.5 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Review: MY Seawolf Dominator; Book: MY Seawolf Dominator 9.4 Superb from £96; $117; €109

Can you Dive Elphinstone Reef From Marsa Ghalib?

You can dive Elphinstone Reef from Marsa Ghalib, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Marsa Ghalib. There are 8 Red Sea liveaboards with Elphinstone Reef itineraries that depart from Marsa Ghalib.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Marsa Ghalib and include itineraries to Elphinstone Reef.

Popular Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards Departing Marsa Ghalib

Table of All Red Sea Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards Departing Marsa Ghalib

This list of Elphinstone Reef liveaboards departing from Marsa Ghalib is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Red Sea Elphinstone Reef liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Total Records Found: 8, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Emperor Elite; Book: MY Emperor Elite 9.2 Superb from £108; $132; €123
Review: MV Blue Melody; Book: MV Blue Melody 9.2 Superb from £76; $93; €87
Review: MY Seawolf Soul; Book: MY Seawolf Soul 9.2 Superb from £87; $106; €99
Review: MY Emperor Echo; Book: MY Emperor Echo 9 Superb from £98; $120; €112
Review: MY Blue Horizon; Book: MY Blue Horizon 9 Superb from £87; $106; €99
Review: MY Blue Adventurer; Book: MY Blue Adventurer 8.9 Fabulous from £69; $84; €79
Review: MV Tala; Book: MV Tala 8.7 Fabulous from £94; $115; €107

Can you Dive Elphinstone Reef From Safaga?

You can dive Elphinstone Reef from Safaga, but only from a Red Sea liveaboard departing from a port based at Safaga. There are 3 Red Sea liveaboards with Elphinstone Reef itineraries that depart from Safaga.

The following Red Sea liveaboards depart from Safaga and include itineraries to Elphinstone Reef.

The Most Popular Elphinstone Reef Liveaboard Departing Safaga

Table of All Red Sea Elphinstone Reef Liveaboards Departing Safaga

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Total Records Found: 3, showing 7 per page
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Review: MY Jessica; Book: MY Jessica 9.4 Superb from £92; $112; €105
Review: MY Oceanos; Book: MY Oceanos 8.6 Fabulous from £130; $159; €148
Review: MY Nemo; Book: MY Nemo 8.4 Very good from £72; $88; €82

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