Somabay, Egypt’s best kept secret, is fast becoming known as the best diving location in the Red Sea because of its world-class scuba diving opportunities. Somabay offers beginner and advanced divers alike the chance to explore some of the rarest, largest, and most beautiful corals in the Red Sea; so this is a must visit destination for all diving students and diving experts.
SCUBA DIVING FOR BEGINNERS IN SOMABAY
For beginners, Somabay offers an array of PADI diving courses and the world famous house reef is accessible via a 420 meter long jetty that stretches out into the ocean. Here, divers can expect to see an abundance of marine life including emperor angelfish, stingrays, frogfish, clownfish and trigger fish, without leaving the peninsula of Somabay.
DIVING IN THE RED SEA, IN THE FAMOUS SALEM EXPRESS
For the more experienced diver, there are many hidden mysteries buried within the Red Sea that are waiting to be explored. One of the most renowned, the Salem Express, lies on the floor of the Red Sea at 29 meters, providing an eerie yet exciting diving experience.
With much of the structure of the ship still intact, it provides an incredible opportunity for experienced divers to explore a 20th century wreck. Located just off Port Safaga, near the Hundman Reef, the Salem Express is easily accessible and just a short boat ride from Somabay as are other popular sites including Hal Hal, Shaab Shehr, The Tubyas and The Gamuls.
HOW TO GET TO SOMABAY
Somabay is conveniently located 45 kilometers from Hurghada International Airport in the Red Sea area of Egypt which receives a large number of direct flights from the United Kingdom. Just a four-hour flight from Central Europe, these luxurious accommodations, dazzling beaches, clear blue skies and refreshing sea waters of Somabay are within easy reach – with no jet lag!