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Diving in Safaga

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When to go to Safaga

Diving here is available year-round, although there is some variation in water temperature. The hottest season is from July through September, when water temperature is about 28C/82F. The coldest season is December through February, with water temperature at about 21C/69F. Between these two seasons, water temperature ranges from 22 to 27C/71 to 80F.

 

What to see

This dive area shelters a variety of species like leopard shark, hammerheads, whitetips, grey reefs, unicorn fish, barracudas, tunas, snappers, surgeon fish, manta rays, turtles, dolphins, eagle rays and lots of reef fish.

Scuba diving in Safaga

Safaga is a port town on the Red Sea, 53km/32.9mi south of Hurghada, where closest airport is located. It is one of the oldest ports on the Red Sea. After Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, this is the next most popular diving destination in Egypt. Dive sites here are mostly walls, coral gardens and some very famous wrecks.

 

Most popular dive sites

Some of the best sites being: Panorama, Abu Kafan (a beautiful reef plateau with a couple of pinnacles and large coral blocks), Shaab Sheer East (a crescent-shaped reef that shelters the Al Kahfain wreck), Coral Garden South Reef, Middle ReefRas Abu Soma, Shaab Hamdalla, and, of course, the infamous Salem Express Wreck.

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