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Safaga

Introduction

Safaga (also known as Bur Safaga and Port Safaga) is located 53 km south of Hurghada. What was a small fishing and mining town (phosphate was exploited there) became a tourist town famous for scuba divers and windsurfers. Still, Safaga has an unpolluted atmosphere, black sand-dunes and mineral springs making it one of the nicest towns along the Red Sea. It is also a good base for a day trip exploration of the Eastern Desert or of Luxor, one of the most impressive sights of Egypt, only 220 km away.

One of the only disadvantage of this destination is that most diving sites are 60-90 minutes by boat from the town itself.

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Diving type

Destination
easily accessible
easily accessible
bargain destination
bargain destination
Diving level & type
for beginners
for beginners
for advanced divers
for advanced divers
shore diving
shore diving
liveaboard
liveaboard
Diving Characteristics
pelagics
pelagics
lots of fish
lots of fish
lots of corals
lots of corals
interesting underwater scenery
interesting underwater scenery
Other activities
attractive natural spots
attractive natural spots
gastronomy
gastronomy
night life
night life
beach
beach
snorkeling
snorkeling

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