Dive 257: Elphinstone Reef, Red Sea (Egypt)

Dive time: 01:08:00
Max depth: 19.2 metres
Temperature: 29 C
Visibility: 20 metres
Buddy: John North
Surface interval: 03:12:00
Mix: EAN 32

A really nice relaxing dive along the western wall of Elphinstone. We dropped in on the northwestern side of the reef and drifted along with the current along the wall. The current was quite strong at the start of the dive but it slackened by the time we got to the souther plateau.

Along the way I saw a blue spotted ray, a large spotted moray eel, pretty blue triggerfish, millions of anthias (it was like swimming through an aquarium!), napoleon wrasse, and schools of black snapper.

We all did our safety stop under the boat (there was no current by now) hoping for an oceanic but no such luck!

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