Salem Express

Depth: 10-30 m Difficulty: ** Sunk on 14.12.1991 with about 1200 passengers, Salem Express used to be a pilgrims ferry to Jeddeh / Mekka. It was one hour away from Safaga Port when the accident happened at night. It was stormy and the ship hit the reef. It sank ithin 7 minutes. Only 180 people…

El Tur

Depth: 10-30 m Difficulty: ** El Tur was a ferry boat which has been sunk in the vicinty of Safaga’s dry docks. It lies at a depth of 15 to 35 m. The ferry is 105 m long and a haven to large schools of fusiliers, yellow tail barracuda, arabian anglerfish and snappers. It is…

El Kafeen

Depth: 5-25 m Difficulty: *** El Kafeen was a cargo ship that burned out and sank east of Shaab Sheer. It lies at a depth of 5 to 25 m. This wreck is far away, behind Shab Sheer. It’s not easy to fix there even if the weather is nice. We make drift dive here,…

Tobia Soraya

Depth: 10-15 m Difficulty: ** There are a lot of interesting swim-throughs for careful divers here – one located on the southwestern reef tip at 5 m, another on the southwestern reef tip at 12 m and a thurd in the central reef pinnacle at 6 m. There is a proliferation of coral and marine…

Tobia Kebir

Depth: 7-17 m Difficulty: ** Ideal for all levels of divers as there is rarely any current here. If current is present, it will normally run from north to south coming down the sides of the main, oval-shaped reef. On the eastern side of the reef (this side has more coral growth than the westside),…

Shaab Saiman

Depth: 10-35 m Difficulty: *** Parallel It is an elongated piece of reef, separated from the main coastline reef. This creates a sand canyon between Shaab Saiman and the coastal reef which at its shallowest is only 7 m from the surface and slopes away 40 m to the west. On the outside of Shaab…

Ras Abu Soma

Depth: 4-40 m Difficulty: ** Parallel There is a large lagoon in the reef top and this site is easily accessible from the shore, where in recent years a jetty has been constructed as well as a dive vessel. Current isn’t common here. The reef drops down to 15 m where there is a sandy…

Tobia Arba

Depth: 10-30 m Difficulty: ** Arbaa means 4 in Arabic, so the dive site’s name means Four Reef Pieces. While there are four main ergs here (one split under the surface, making it appear as two), there is also a further erg within easy swimming distance. The bases of the ergs are at around 10…

Tobia Hamra

Depth: 5-25 m Difficulty: *** A good way to dive here is to be dropped further out to the east and drop down the sloping wall to 30 m. The reef is a series of thin sandy plateaus bordered and surrounded by masses of hard boulder coral which you can weave your way in and…