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Safaga Dive Centre - Safaga, Red Sea and Middle East

The centre is situated on the beach, next to the marina at the Hotel Shams. The multi-lingual staff members guide and monitor all diving activities. PADI courses from beginner to dive master and children’s courses are available. The centre provides a friendly atmosphere in a great beach location.

Located on the beach of the Shams Hotels, the centre is approximately 60km south of Hurghada, around a 45 minute transfer from the airport. The centre is ocated directly on the beach of the Shams Hotel, a short walk to the jetty.

Year round, 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm.

Facilities & Services
The centres facilities include a reception, classroom, dry-room, where you can clean and store your equipment during your stay (although the centre do not take any responsibility for your equipment security), two fresh water pools, equipment room, workshop, compressor and tanks room, terrace and bar. The centres boats are located at the Hotel Shams Marina, directly on the beach and are equipped with VHF-Radio, oxygen and a MFA-box. The hotel can arrange nannies to look after your children in the hotel's kid's club while you are diving. The nearby terrace and bar is a good place relax after the day's diving.

There is a house reef just 50m from the beach which directly accessible from the centre. Dive trips are available to Shaab Quais, Abu Kafan, Panorama Reef, Shaab Saiman and Seven pillars which take between 20 and 90 minutes by boat.

Dive Packages
Daily boat diving is available as morning, half day or full day boat dives. Night dives, early morning dives, shore reef dives and guided house reef dives are available as well as boat and snorkel trips for non divers. Private and group guides are available by arrangement.

Please note: There is a local reef tax of €3 per person per day payable locally.




 3 days dive package (6 dives)


 5 days dive package (10 dives)


 10 days dive package (20 dives)


Includes: Tanks, Weights.

Red Sea diving packages - A government tax fee of minimum 3.00 Euro, per diver per diving day and per snorkel per day on board of a boat, is payable locally on arrival before diving/snorkelling can commence. All rental equipment must be booked and confirmed in advanced with additional payment to your diving package. Please bring your passport along with you for Red Sea boat diving to present to the Captain of the dive boat, as per local Government regulations. Lunch on day boat dives is not included and payable locally. The above fees can change without notice and will be confirmed at the dive centre on arrival.

Dive Courses
Courses available include: PADI Bubble Maker. Seal Team, Discover Scuba Diving, PADI Open Water Diver Advanced Courses including Scuba Review, Adventure Diver, Rescue Diver, Master Scuba diver and Emergency First Response. Also Deep Diver, Night Diver, Drift Diver, Wreck Diver, Underwater Navitagor, Underwater Photographer, Search and Recovery, PPB and Nitorox specialism courses. PADI Divemaster is possible. All should be booked in advance of arrival to ensure availability.



 PADI Open Water (4 days)


 Referral PADI OW


 Advanced PADI OW


Courses include use of equipment. Certification fee and PADI manual are payable locally.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Wreck Diving Tech Diving






Best Time: Year round

Average Air temps: 20-33°C

Average Water temps: 21-27°C

Visibility: 5-100m (Jan-June)
Up to 200m (July - December)

Safaga Dive Sites: Panorama - excellent wall dive, Salem Express -  excellent hard & soft corals and same size as Thistlegorm. Abu Qifan - exciting wall dive. Sha'ab Saiman (Mantas - winter), Abu Qifan - hammerheads late spring. More >

Safaga Dive Centre:
Shams Safaga Dive Centre Shore & boat diving & PADI courses. More >


Great Reasons to Dive in Safaga

  • Shallow reefs ideal for learn to dive
  • Drop offs, walls & overhangs
  • Large pelagics & Mantas
  • Fast drift dives off shore
  • Wreck diving
  • Liveaboard options
  • Good for families and non-divers
  • Multi sport options - windsurfing & kitesurfing



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.