Scuba diving Elphinstone reef, Red Sea, Marsa Alam


The pair of dives on the Elphinstone reef was a wonderful experience for us. A great trip with amazing scuba diving from a small boat brought us a lot of nice photos.

The following photos were taken during 2 reef dives as part of a trip with Duck Diving Superior Marsa Alam dive centre. Scuba diving took place in a small group with a guide, each dive lasting approximately one hour.

We shot with a pair of Canon Powershot G11 compacts, with Canon and Ikelite underwater housings. Some of the images are photographed only in ambient light, some are taken with external Ikelite DS160 underwater strobe.


Elphinstone reef, a beautiful coral and an abundance of anthias fish.
A beautiful reef and an abundance of anthias fish inches in front of the camera in perfectly clear water, that's Elphinstone reef scuba diving.

Reef and endless blue.
Reef and endless blue.

Beautiful corals on the reef.
Beautiful corals on the reef.

Kate sets up her camera, Elphinstone reef.
Kate sets up her camera, a Canon Powershot G11 in a Canon WP-DC34 underwater housing.

Elphinstone reef, coral reef with a triggerfish and a school of fish in ambient light.
One of Kate's pictures, a coral reef with a triggerfish and a school of fish in ambient light.

Shark swimming in the distance, Elphinstone reef.
Shark swimming in the distance.

On the left a reef in the deep, on the right reef in shallow water.
On the left a reef in the deep, on the right reef in shallow water.

The amount of fish and coral was fantastic.
The amount of fish and coral was fantastic.

Kate in the deep blue, during the test of modified recreational scuba diving equipment.
Kate in the deep blue, during the test of modified recreational scuba diving equipment. We also tried a tank strap with a metal buckle, it didn't work well and we didn't use it anymore.

A school of anthias fish.
A school of anthias fish.

Kate in the deep blue, during the test of modified recreational equipment.
Kate in the deep blue, during the test of modified recreational equipment.

Elphinstone reef in depth.
Elphinstone reef in depth.

Various reef photos, Elphinstone reef - Red Sea.
On the left, a picture of the reef with an external Ikelite DS16 strobe, in the middle a snapshot from the discovery of the cliff, on the right, Petr takes a picture of our diveguide.

Our diveguide and coral reef.
Our diveguide and coral reef.

Anthias fish and corals on the reef.
Anthias fish and corals on the reef.

Kate and coral reef.
Kate and coral reef.

Beautiful blue water, coral and fish.
Beautiful blue water, coral and fish.

School of fish and coral in deeper water, image with external strobe Ikelite DS 160.
School of fish and coral in deeper water, image with external strobe Ikelite DS 160.

Peter and Kate