Safaga Dive Sites

Housereef

Although there are no huge corals it offers a home for a unlimited number of marine life.

Over different kinds of shrimps,  various morays and different Reeffish, you can find everything here. Also Scorpionsfish, like zebra lionfish and Red Sea lionfish as well as crokodilfish you can see in every dive..

And if you are lucky, may be a big leopard stingray is laying beside the reef.

In the surrunding seagras area are living turtles and if you have strong eyes you even can find sea horses.

The best chance to see them is in a nice and relaxed Nightdive.


Gamul Kebir

The interesting reef is located just 25 minutes from the coast. It consists of a big main reef with a lagoon in the middle, several blocks in the north and a huge southblock. The place is because of it shallow depth of maximum 16m and low currents suitable for beginners and advanced divers as well. Here you can see beautiful hard corals and it is always possible to meet octopuses, moray eels and also with a little bit luck eaglrays.


Gamul Soraya

It`s one of the best and most interesting places for diving and consists of a small main reef and several blocks. The northern and western part of the main reef is presenting beautiful hard corals and a huge amount of different kind of fish. In the south you will find an amazing block. Big groups of snapper, Napoleon fish,  scorpion fish, rays are only a small part of those you may meet at Gamul Soraya.
The northern and western part of the main reef is presented by amazing hard corals.

Tobia Soraya

Tobia Soraya is the south offshoot of  Tobia kebir and consists of a few big reef blocks, which are going parallel from south to north together. In depth of max. 14m you will have enough time  to view the beauty of this reef. A small cave in the southeast block, full of fish, is always inviting you for a small stop.

This place you can also do as a one-way dive starting from Tobia kebir.

Tobia Kebir

This place is presented by a big main reef. Depth on the plateau from 10 to 20 meters , beautiful hard corals and not too much current making this place perfect for a relaxed dive. Often you can see here octopuses, moray eels and crokodil fish. In the channel between the main and southern reefs a small garden of eels has its home. If we have a nice current from the north there is an opportunity to make a drift dive.

Tobia Island

Although famous by snorkeling tourism, this place has much to offer for divers. The main reef is the top spot for all types “hiding” fish. Scorpionfish, stonefish, crocodile fish and octopods are always found here.

At the southern blocks life many different fish and the sun sparkles on the white sand and enchants you the dive.

Tobia Hamra

Tobia Hamra is the northern part of Tobia Island.

At the edge of the island, the reef drops to 5m in a narrow sandy road, which merges into a coral garden, which slowly drops to about 40m.

It is a very long reef, which has several anchor lines to perform completely different dives

Tobia Arba

One of the most popular places for diving in Safaga. The reef consists of 7 blocks on a depth of a around 12 meters. It is a nice place for orientation skills. During the dive you swim slow around the blocks to see the beauty of each side. Meetings with huge Napoleon and a turtle aren’t rare. All blocks are from top to the ground covered with the view of a carpet of red small fish. Tobia Arba is definitly one of the highlights in the Red Sea.

Abu Soma Garden

Abu Soma Garden is a large hard coral garden that drops from the surface to a depth of over 30m.

In the flat area, the sun brings out the diversity of colors. Many fish in larger schools do not let a dive get boring here. The coral garden is interrupted by several sandy areas on which like to settle rays.

Ras Abu Soma 

Nice place close to Soma Bay. A slowly dropping reef with vertically sloping reef edge (15m) merging to sandy plateau (25m). On the plateau you can always meet a lot of sting rays and moray eels. More to the north you can find the drop off were some times eagle rays are flying. And if you are lucky may be something bigger is passing by.

Shaab Chou Chou 

A small but beautiful reef north of Safaga Island. It consists of a large sand plateau with depths of 10 to 15 meters, on which there are many small coral blocks. Here you have the opportunity to find large rays, napoleons and sand eels.

In the southwest of the anchorage is a large reef which encloses the island, that is very nice to dive.

Safaga Soraya

Shaab Saiman 

Ras Um Hesiwa 

Panorama

Middle Reef

Shaab Quais

Abu Kafan North

Abu Kafan South

Shaab Sheer East

Shaab Sheer West

Shaab Sheer Soraya

Shaab Hamdallah

Shaab Claude

Salem Express

Shaab Bagul / Cannon Reef