Elphinstone Reef - Égypte
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lopac44
N 25° 18.000 E 034° 50.000
36R E 684569 N 2799429
Quick Description: ELphinestone Reef near Marsa Alam in Egypte
Location: Egypt
Date Posted: 3/7/2013 6:54:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMGHAF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 9

Long Description:
Elphinstone reef, which rises steeply from the depths, can be divided into 4 diving regions. The northern plateau descends steeply from around 2m to 22m, and then gradually slopes down to about 37m in depth. 10 – 25m wide and approximately 80m long, it is covered in beautiful soft coral.
Similarly, the south plateau gradually slopes down from 18m to approximately 35m in depth.
The western wall is home to turtles and moray eels.
The eastern side is characterized by an impressive landscape, populated with a multitude of Red Sea Antheas. During the months from June until November, sightings of white tip reef sharks are a common occurence at Elphinstone Reef. Hammerhead as well as Oceanic white tip (Longimanus) sharks have also been observed during this time.

Method of entering the water is either directly from the boat, or from the zodiac. Mostly moderate to strong currents can be encountered!
Water Type: Other

Salinity: Salt

Access: Boat (day trip)

Maximum Depth: 140

Typical Visibility: Good (41-60 ft)

Has Reef?: yes

Underwater Life: Specialty are sharkd on this reef.

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1) To log a visit, at least a picture taken at the surface, including any distinguishing landmarks or buoys if present, is required. While you do not have to enter the water, this is encouraged.

2) If you dive at the site, describe your visit including any details you wish to share such as weather, water temperature, visibility, bottom time, and anything of interest that you observed, living or nonliving.
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