Shaab Shear, Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt

Shaab Shear East & Al Kahfain
This is a slightly crescent shaped reef stretching on an east-west axis where dives are made on both ends. To the north of the reef the wreck after Al Kahfain, a 115m long 6000 ton Ro-Ro car- and passenger ferry, built by Camell Laird in 1967 at Birkenhead for […]

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Abu Kafan, Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt

Abu Kafan North

Diving Abu Kafan north is to begin with a little bit like Elphinstone but the plateau itself has somewhat more dramatic topography with a few pinnacles and big coral blocks. The main reef drops down to about 18m and on the west side there is a tall pinnacle reaching for the surface. […]

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Tobia Kebir, Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt

This dive site can either be made as a drift dive or stationary dive from the mooring and before deciding on the dive plan you should check the current. Most of the time you’d chose to go from the boat stationary on the mooring. When you descend you will find yourself over a flat […]

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Ras Abu Soma North, Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt

There are two mooring lines allowing boats to tie up just out of reach for the house reef divers jumping in from the jetty in Soma Bay. This dive can be made from the boat and back but it’s better as a drift dive. When you drift you will start right on the corner […]

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Tobia Noss, Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt

Noss means half but it can also be used as a description for “in the middle” or “half way”. In the name Tobia El Noss it describes the location half way between Tobia Kebir and Tobia Soraya. With the right conditions and current you can drift the whole way from the north end of […]

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Tobia Soraya, Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt

This dive site is best made from the mooring and back. You will not travel far from the boat or cover a large area but you will navigate a fair distance between pinnacles and through canyons and you will definitely find a lot of interesting marine life. There might be a few boats on […]

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Shaab Saiman, Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt

Located at the north tip of Abu Soma this dive site is extremely exposed to weather and wind. It’s often not possible to go here which makes a dive at this site even more special. There is a huge ridge of hard coral right outside main reef and in between runs a canyon from […]

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Panorama Reef, Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt

Panorama South

Panorama is called Um Alama by Egyptian seamen. This means mother of signals and refers to the two beacons (Fanous) on top of the reef. At the south end of this oval shaped reef you will find the classic Red Sea Plateau stretching out from a depth of 16 metres to about 35 […]

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Salem Express, Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt

Built and launched as Fred Scamaroni in France 1966. Sold to El Salaam tour line and renamed Salem Express. The captain of Salem Express was well known for his skills and experience. He was also one of the few who confidently navigated the “shortcut” passing the Hyndman Reef into Safaga harbour saving almost an […]

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