Scuba Diving
In Safaga

Scuba Diving in Safaga

Safaga, originally a major commercial harbour in the Red Sea Riviera, has become over the years a divers’ favourite. Some even claim Safaga's offshore reefs offer better diving than Sharm el Sheikh or Hurghada. It offers shallow easy dive sites for beginners, and impressive sheer walls for the more experienced, such as fabled Abu Qifan, with the complete range of colours and marine life perfect for a diving holiday.

Safaga is located in a wide large bay, adorned with a long sandy beach where resorts cater mainly to divers, windsurfers and families with kids.

In the middle of the bay, a number of coral “ergs” create a beautiful coral garden ideal for the beginners. Off shore open ocean dive sites still amaze even the most experienced diver. Many live-aboard safaris from Hurghada include Safaga's best dive sites in their itineraries.

There is something in Safaga for everybody: manta rays at Sha'ab Saiman, the eel garden at Gamul Kabira, blue spotted stingrays at Tobia, sharp drop-offs at Abu Qifan, the anemone city at Panorama Reef. There is nothing like a night dive at Sha'ab Sheer.

The Safaga marine area is protected, as many other areas in Egypt, and diving centres here operate under environment-friendly procedures. Starting from year 1995, local authorities, NGO’s and international bodies such as USAID have co-operated in the conservation of the underwater life of the region. Nowadays, regular checks and upgrades ensure the presence of mooring buoys in all dive sites.

If you like to experience a unique and memorable diving experience in Safaga you can visit the Salem Express wreck, know more here!

About the destination

  • In Safaga there are several reliable and professional diving centres, with services ranging from scuba diving beginner certification courses to professional courses and technical diving, and providing guided dives to the area's outstanding reefs, introductory dives and diving packages, with one, two or more dives per day, for those who are certified.
  • Safaga, with its wealth of shallow coral gardens, is an ideal location of the Red Sea Riviera in Egypt to learn to dive, and most diving centres offer the full range of beginners’ courses. Even kids from 8 years on can enroll in children-dedicated scuba diving activities, where kids learn to be familiar with water and scuba diving and have fun swimming around in a confined water area.

What to expect?

  • For the non-licensed diving enthusiasts, the centres offer free of charge pool intro’s, where visitors can experience the thrill of scuba diving on a one-to-one basis with a diving instructor in the hotel’s swimming pool.

  • The Safaga diving centres also offer experience programs, where the visitor can try actual dives in the sea straight away, under the strict supervision of a diving professional.

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