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Safaga Diving

Safaga Dive Sites

Safaga Diving 

                      1. Ras Abu Soma

                      Reef lying in front of the shore sloping gently and offers numerous
                      quality dive sites. Several caves with sweepers, schooling reef fish and
                      occasional sightings of eagle rays.

                      2. Tobia Arba

                      Also named the 'seven pillars', rising from a sandy bottom and display a
                      fascinating landscape of soft corals, glassfish, gorgonians. Giant puffer
                      fish, bluespotted rays and octopus.

                      3. Tobia Kebira

                      Isolated reef emerges from a shallow sandy depth and offers interesting
                      diving with schooling fish, morays and groupers.

                      4. Tobia Soghira

                      Stretching out from Tobia Island, run a chain of pinnacles with a sandy
                      bottom in between. Stingrays, triggerfish and big shoals of bannerfish
                      with gorgonians and acroporas in thee background.

                      5. Gamul Soghira

                      Very colourful dive with hovering sweetlip shoals, banner and butterfly
                      fish. A small coral block wich can be circumnavigated in some half an

                      6. Panorama Reef

                      One of the highlights of the area. Huge coral formation with walls
                      dropping to over 200m. Numerous grottos and overhangs, gorgonians
                      and soft corals. Jacks, baracudas and reef sharks often visit the area.

                      7. Middle Reef

                      Northerly reef face slopes to 30m, then plumets vertically to much
                      greater depths. Hard coral gardens on the east and west corners with
                      acroporas, brain and salad coral. Fun dive on the south side through
                      the shallow laberyth of caves, tunnels and passages. Groupers, puffers
                      and sweetlips.

                      8. Abu Gafan

                      Possibly the best dive in Safaga, a 300m long and narrow barrier
                      features a 'plateau' in both north and south extremes. Superb wall
                      diving with soft and black coral, giant fan and gorgeinias. Frequent
                      sightings of jacks, baracuda and reef sharks.

                      9. Shaab Shear

                      A long barrier creates a shallow laggoon on its south side and hard
                      coral gardens on both its east and west extremes. Porites, acroporas and
                      fire coral with schooling jacks, snapper and tuna fish.

                      10. Wreck of Salem Express

                      Ferry carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca, sank in 1992 after hitting
                      the reef at night. 300 victims perished in one of the greatest marine
                      tragedies of all time. Also, home of 'Colin' the Red Seas best known


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