Dive sites around Safaga
the most beautiful reefs, almost on your doorstep...
This 300 meter long reef, also known as Abu Qifan, is very popular by divers who visit us. The reef can be reached by the Dory and is the most southern reef in Safaga area. This is a paradise for diving reef walls, because the reef has a slope of 300 meters. In the deep blue you see groupers, mackerel, tuna, barracuda, and sometimes even sharks.
Two beautiful drift dives to do on the east and west slopes of the reef. Here, magnificent drop-offs and rich platters of hard corals and soft corals. Barracuda juvenile and adult, jackets banks, turtles, sharks, eagle rays. At the southern tip you will spend time in a coral garden in a fantastic labyrinth of coral, caverns and caves.
To the north is a plateau at a depth of 25 meters with beautiful sea fans and beautiful tables of Acropora. Keep an eye in blue: king fish, tuna, barracuda are often there. You can also find the “caretaker” of Panorama, a very curious napoleon. At 27 meters, a crack in the rock with giant sea fans and a schools of glass fish. On the plateau live, blue-spotted stingrays, moray eels and lion fish. During your safety stop you can have a stay hanging over Anemone City.
The Salem Express, bought by the Egyptian government, a ferry between Port Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) – Port Safaga (Egypt) and especially for pilgrims to Mecca. On December 16, 1991, when he was almost at the port of Safaga, he’s hit a reef. The impact of the shock was caused that the cargo doors opened, water flowed in and the boat sank in 20 minutes. On board were 650 passengers, 72 crew members and 578 passengers. The tragedy claimed the lives of 470 people. Only 180 survived of all passengers.
For religious reasons, the wreck is considered a watery grave. Out of respect, entering the wreck is prohibited. The wreck lies at a depth of 30 meters and back in 10 meters of water. The wreck has a length of 115 meters long and lies on her starboard side.
Tobia Arba is also called “The 7 Pillars”, is a set of blocks at a depth of 12 meters from east to west arranged in four rows. From one “pillar” without searching for the next. The pillars are covered with soft corals and a pleasant place for fish such as scorpion fish, crocodile fish, octopus, moray eels and many more species. This dive is ideal for night dives. Fish use the bulbs of divers to locate their prey. Octopus, moray eel in open water, shellfish, sea urchins, starfish and Spanish dancers are also in the game, not to mention the feather stars. A magic show.
Adjacent to the bay of Safaga is a reef that consists of a series of coral and massive pillars. On the sandy bottom at a depth of 12-15 meter discover hidden stingrays, clown fish, anemones, butterfly fish, puffer fish, crocodile fish, scorpion fish …
This dive site can be made both as a drift dive or stationary dive. As you descend you will find yourself on a flat sandy area with a depth of 7 to 9 meters. Begin with the swim out through the channel. The depth gradually and you will pass an eel garden field. Keep the reef on your left hand. It is a beautiful reef with large boulders of hard corals and schools of goat fish, butterfly fish and sweet lips.
Superb reef Shaab Saiman is north of the tip of the Bay of Safaga and the North of Ras Abu Soma. This is one of the most beautiful coral gardens in Safaga Bay. In particular, you can sometimes see sharks, eagle rays, hawks bill and green turtles, barracuda bench, napoleons, giant king fish, trigger fish, mackerel.
This dive site consists of a coral reef and several pillars. Here you can find the hidden octopus, stingrays, parrot fish, scorpion fish, schools of yellow goat fish, sweet lips, speckled coachmen, butterfly fish. If you look up you are lucky to see a school of barracudas passing. In the blue, it is not uncommon to see tuna and eagle ray or a passing turtle.
Our house reef
Nemo Dive Club and Hotel is happy with its own house reef that is ideal for (macro) and photographers that we also use for training. It is also an ideal place for night dives.
It is full of life; you can find turtles, but also, angelfish, barracudas, guitar rays, large groupers, nudibranches and more. At any time you can attract to your equipment directly from the beach to take a dip. Swimming across the sea grass to the actual house reef should you decide to look for seahorses that lurk here. The maximum depth is 15 meters.
Can you imagine a more relaxed diving holiday?