UK tour operator Sportif Dive Holidays has expanded their programme to the Red Sea with over 20 resorts from divers’ lodges to luxury beach hotels. The newly featured Surf and Dive Lodge in Safaga is right on the beach, with accommodation right next to the dive jetty and PADI dive centre offering house reef, boat diving and a range of courses.
Safaga, just 45 minutes transfer south of Hurghada airport, has varied diving for all levels including sheltered spots for novices, coral gardens, and more advanced sites including walls down to 200m, drift dives and wrecks.
“You can dive year round from Safaga with water temperatures between 20-30ºC from winter to summer months, where you can see spectacular gorgonian, black and brain coral formations plus schooling barracuda, turtles, Napoleon wrasse and reef shark, ”says Sportif Dive. Notable dive sites include Abu Kafan, with deep walls, and the wreck of the Salem Express.
The hotel also offers watersports such as paddle boarding, windsurfing and kitesurfing, and you can add on extensions to Cairo, the ancient sites of Luxor and Valley of the Kings, or a Nile Cruise.
Sportif Dive are Red Sea experts with over 30 years’ experience offering resort-based, liveaboards and land-based excursion packages. One week starts at £599pp all-inclusive including return flights, transfers with airport meet and greet with visa in hand to VIP you through the airport, saving queuing time.