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Shams Surf and Dive Lodge

Safaga, Red Sea and Middle East


The Shams Surf and Dive Lodge is set right next to the beach of the Shams Safaga All inclusive hotel. Ideal for those wanting a beach side location for your next scuba diving and watersports holiday to the Red Sea. The dive centre is located on the beach a few moments from your accommodation with swimming pool, bar and restaurant on half board basis.

Approximately 45 minute drive south of Hurghada airport, 7km north of Safaga located directly on the long sandy beach within the grounds of the Shams Safaga resort. Located next to the beach where the diving centre is located.

The Shams Lodge has been specifically built with water sports guests in mind for windsurfers, kitesurfers, snorkellers and scuba divers. With 56 bungalows offering double and twin bedded rooms in completely renovated bungalows with private terrace with loungers, en suite private bathroom with skylight walk-in shower and WC, hairdryer, individually adjustable air-conditioning, safe box, flat screen LED satellite TV, WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, 2 complimentary water bottles are suppled per room on arrival and mini bar with items chargeable locally. 1 bath towel and 1 beach towel are provided per person on arrival. Two Family Bungalows with connecting doors are available to reserve in advance. All rooms are non-smoking.

The Shams Surf and Divers Lodge is aiming to provide sustainable accommodation with half board (breakfast and dinner), private pool and chill out area by the beach. The restaurant has an indoor dining area and outdoor terrace faciing the sea, with continental and American style breakfast, lunch (chargeable) and dinner. On top of the restaurant, in the upstairs bar, there is also a separate terrace with superb views, where you can order coffee, fresh juice, local drinks and enjoy a Shisha in the bedouin corner. Check in is at a separate desk at Shams Safaga Resort. There will be no all inclusive bracelet given, as this accommodation is not part of the all inclusive packages at the Shams Safaga hotel. Drinks are payable locally and served by the glass, in the restaurant and bar area of the Shams Lodge. Water is available there from a dispenser. WiFi is available free of charge with the code given at reception.

The Shams Spa Centre is independently managed and located at the sister hotel, the Sham Imperial which is next door. They offer an Aquatronic indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, Egyptian Hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, beauty salon and specialist massage treatments such as a Chocolate Oil, Oasis Stone, Pharaoh Massage or full body Sea Weed scrub. All services are payable locally for an additional charge. The Shams Lodge guest are also able to use the sports facilities of the Shams Lodge hotel such as beach volleyball, gym and billards.

Scuba Diving and Watersports Centres
The scuba diving centre is located at the hotel. A watersports centre with stand up paddleboard and windsurfing is approximately 50 meters from the accommodation and a kitesurf centre just along the beach, next to the sister Imperial Prestige hotel, around 600 meters. More >

Our Opinion
With less than 60 rooms sharing the accommodation with other watersport enthusiasts, this offers a new concept of surf and eco minded accommodation, right next to the beach. We love the modern design in the newly built rooms.

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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