Elphinstone is the most famous and most colorful of the southern Red Sea reefs.


Its north and south plateaus and walls are covered with soft corals, and there are plenty of pelagics. It is close enough to shore to be reachable by day boats out of Marsa Alam.

black coral and wall black coral soft corals and anthias Paul off the wall Paul off the wall anthias coral head on wall soft corals and wall wall silky shark male anthia masked puffer Red Sea fairy basslet marbled grouper bigeye Charlotte photographing lionfish lion fish lined butterflyfish free-swimming giant moray eel giant moray eel portrait

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Last modified 25 February 2011