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Shams Prestige Hotel

5 stars

Safaga, Red Sea and Middle East

A luxury local 5* Shams Prestige adults only all inclusive hotel in Safaga. This hotel offers an excellent standard of comfort, service and first class location for a learn to dive holiday with shore diving. The first class diving centre is located at the adjacent sister 4* Imperial Hotel.

Shams Prestige Resort is located on the outskirts of Soma Bay, between the well-known Hotel Imperial Shams Abu Soma and our kitesurfing Center. It sits right on the beautiful sandy (private) beach. 


The boutique style resort consists of 67 charming rooms, arranged in one and two storey bungalow buildings. It features a non-smoking buffet restaurant, one terrace restaurant, a chill-out bar and a pool-/beach bar.

The bungalows are located on either side of the fresh water swimming pool (heated in winter). Beach and pool chairs and towels as well as parasols are provided free of charge.

Rooms: 25 standard rooms and 42 superior rooms. All double rooms are comfortably furnished with modern amenities such as walk-in shower, separate WC, hair dryer, walk-in closet (Superior only), air conditioning, flat screen TV with international channels, safe, telephone, mini bar, tea & coffee maker and balcony or terrace. Rooms either feature one king size bed or two double size beds. The standard rooms are about 40m² in size and are located on the ground floor in the second row, thus they only provide limited, partial sea view. The superior rooms are more spacious with 64 m². Most of them have direct sea views and feature a private Jacuzzi on the balcony or terrace.

WiFi is complimentary.

Board Basis: All Inclusive - buffet breakfast between 7am and 10am at the main restaurant, lunch menu from 1pm – 3pm and dinner a la carte between 7pm and 10pm. Lunch and dinner will be served a la carte with a salad and dessert buffet. Also included at certain times are Ice cream, tea time with cakes & snacks, midnight snack, soft drinks 24 hrs, local alcohol, daily refill of the minibar with soft drinks and water, “Intro Dive” free diving introduction, one free massage per room (20 minutes), one free access to sauna and steam room per person, 30 minutes free internet per day.

Activities: Gym, squash, tennis, volleyball, billiards, table tennis and mini golf is free of charge (at Imperial Shams). A separate spa area will be opening soon between the Shams Prestige and Imperial Shams Hotels. The spa will offer sauna, steam room, whirlpool and various wellness and beauty treatments at extra charge.

Children under the age of 6 years are not allowed at Hotel Shams Prestige. Infants may be accommodated at the discretion of the hotel.

The centre is on the beach at the Hotel Shams in Safaga, next door to the hotel. Multi-lingual staff members guide and monitor all diving activities. PADI courses from beginner to dive master and also children’s courses are available. A friendly atmopshere in a great beach location. More >

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.

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