Red sea dive resort, safaga

Safaga

Located to the South of Hurghada, Safaga is one of the oldest port cities on the Red Sea offering exceptional diving in a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. House reef diving is offered along with day boats to reach the spectacular reefs and wall dive sites such as Panorama Reef, Middle Reef and Abu Kafan.

One of the quieter resorts and an ideal destination for first-rate diving, Safaga is also home to some of the world’s best windsurfing, having previously hosted World Championship windsurfing due to the perfect wind and water conditions.

Its hotels are situated along a lovely sandy beach with a variety of restaurants and bars. Safaga is a good choice for both novice and qualified divers alike. With several reefs located just a half hour boat ride away and offering several sheltered spots, these sites are ideal for beginners. The Tobia reefs are stunning and boast beautifully coloured corals and an amazing variety of fish including barracuda, trigger fish, puffers and groupers. The shallow coral gardens such as Gamul Soghira and Gamul Kebira are also superb for spotting an abundance of multi-coloured reef fish.

Heading further away from the coast, Safaga offers more challenging and breathtaking sites where the diving is concentrated primarily on the areas of Panorama Reef, Middle Reef and Abu Kafan.

Dive Centre

Orca Dive Club Coral Garden are located at Coral Garden Resort which is situated directly on Gassous Bay, 22 km south of Safaga. The centre has its own compressor room, and two drying rooms with fresh water rinse tanks. House reef and shore based diving by jeep are offered. Shore dives usually start at 10.00am, returning to the centre after the first dive with the second dive departing around 14.00. The house reef is open from 6.00am to 21.00. The centre offers a range of dive courses and further training, and there is a selection of rental equipment available to hire. FREE Nitrox is available (32%) for qualified Nitrox divers. Upgrades to boat diving with Orca Safaga can be paid for locally. Please note that it is compulsory at Orca Dive Club to dive with a dive computer. All divers with fewer than 30 logged dives must be guided. Guided dives cost €5 per person per dive.

Après Dive

The Coral Garden Resort is 22km south of the centre of Safaga itself, away from the hustle and bustle of any tourist activity, meaning apres dive is contained in this resort. After a day of first class diving and dinner in your hotel, how about relaxing in the comfort of your resort with a local beer or cocktail, while watching the sunset? Perfect! Day trips to Luxor available.

Flights & Transfers

Hurghada has several UK charter flights on most days of the week from London and regional airports, including connections via Cairo on scheduled flights.

Flight time from the UK is approximately 5 hours. Transfer time from Hurghada Airport to Coral Garden Resort is around one hour.
Hurghada has several UK charter flights on most days of the week from London and regional airports, including connections via Cairo on scheduled flights. Flight time from the UK is approximately 5 hours. Transfer time from Hurghada Airport to Coral Garden Resort is around one hour.

Where to stay in Safaga

Hand Picked Resorts

Coral Garden Resort

Situated 22km south of Safaga, Coral Garden Resort is a true divers’ resort. The on-site dive centre is directly on the long, sandy beach and Gassous Bay offers a fabulous house reef, ideal for divers and snorkellers alike

Star Rating: 3*
Number of Rooms: 32
Distance to Dive Centre: Onsite
Distance to Airport: 70km

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