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Safaga Dive Sites - Safaga, Red Sea and Middle East

Like many of the Red Sea dive resorts, Safaga offers outstanding diving but is less busy than more popular resorts of Sharm El Sheik or Hurghada. Most of the diving is accessed on by boat with daily trips available to the offshore reefs between 30 and 90 minutes. The offshore reefs, fed by the passing currents, offer a myriad of colours and corals with wide variety of fish life with juvenile barracuda, pufferfish, trigger fish, stingray and grouper. Predominantly known for its wall diving, there are also more sheltered spots close by for novice divers.

Recommended dive sites
Superb Wall diving and offshore reefs.

Learning to Dive

Choice of several sheltered reefs around 30 minutes from shore, perfect for beginners and the less experienced. Beginers can dive the Seven Pinnacles and Tobia Reefs.

Tobia Arbaa 'Tobia Reefs'
Locally known as the 7 Pillars, these small pinnacles,  near Tobia island are set on a sandy bottom and offer an easily accessible, shallow dive. The main feature are beautiful, brightly coloured corals and wide variety of schooling fish, including many juveniles. Although visibility can sometimes not be as good as other sites, the abundant soft corals, gorgonians and marine life such as octopus, moray eels, giant pufferfish, lionfish, blue spotted rays, sergeant majors and nudibranchs make this an easy and enjoyable dive for all including snorkellers.

More Experienced
3 diving areas of: Panorama, Middle Reef and Abu Kafan.

Each diving area offers a choice thrilling drift sites with huge coral formations, sheer walls dropping to over 200m in the case of Panorama reef area, overhangs, brain corals, highly colourful hard corals and beautiful soft corals with many black corals and gorgonians. See a variety of reef life from turtles and schooling fish to reef sharks.

Panorama Reef  This is one of the biggest reefs in Safaga. Explore the many small caves and overhangs, with colourful soft corals and Gorgonians are home to numerous marine life. There are several dive sites, some with strong current, with drop offs in the west. Suitable for the more experienced diver.

Abu Qifan
300m long, this narrow reef plateau is famous for hammerhead sitings in spring time and mantas in the winter off the northern and southern tips.

One of the signature dives is the Salem Express wreck. As over 300 perished many visit to pay their respects for those lost at sea.

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.