Marsa Shagra is a bustling seaside village and definitely the most well-known of our Marsa Alam destinations. It is our gateway to the south boasting one of the most beautiful house reefs in the Red Sea region. Whether you are a diver or just enjoy snorkeling, our house reef features an abundance of marine life including a variety of coral & fishes, reef sharks, turtles, and sometimes even dolphins!
Prepare to expand your knowledge and awareness of the underwater world, explore ancient ruins of long gone civilizations and learn about the long history of the Red Sea region. Take a trek through the desert to observe amazing wildlife and the Bedouins of the south. Meditate under the mutating colors of the setting sun or stargaze under a moonless night. Reinvigorate your body with a soothing massage and enjoy a therapeutic oxygen session right on the beach.
If you’ve never visited the southern Red Sea, Marsa Shagra is definitely the place to begin.
Marsa Shagra’s most attractive appeal is its mix of modern luxury and natural simplicity – the best of both worlds. It is centrally located 253km south of Hurghada Airport, just 40km south of the Marsa Alam airport and 20km north of Marsa Alam city. This is the ideal starting point for exploration into the deep-south or vacationers looking for a mix of enjoyment and tranquility.
Transfers to the villages are from Hurghada, Luxor or Marsa Alam airports (all include charter and local flights), where the Red Sea Diving Safari driver will meet the guests outside the terminal building.
Hurghada to Shagra – 3 hours
Marsa Alam to Shagra – 30 minutes
The location’s most attractive appeal is its mix of modern luxury and natural simplicity – the best of both worlds. Shagra offers 4 different accommodation categories; there is something for everyone’s taste and budget.
Our diving packages in Marsa Shagra are designed for maximum diving enjoyment and offer 6 different diving profiles on the house reef. Early morning dives start from 5.30am and the night dive until 8pm.
Our house reef diving concept gives you the ultimate flexibility and independence with your buddy on our house reef. All divers are given a guided orientation dive on the house reef on arrival, and then you are free to dive unguided, within your certification limits, for the rest of your stay. The only time you will be fixed to a schedule is if you sign up to visit a dive site outside the house reef.
You can choose between 2 packages:
Standard Package: 5 days unlimited house reef diving by shore or RIB
This package includes unlimited use of our house reef for five days, air and weights, plus 2 guided orientation dives if required on your first day on the house reef.
Guided Package: 5 days unlimited house reef diving by shore or RIB + 8 ‘credits’
This package includes 5 days unlimited use of our house reef for five days, air and weights, plus 2 guided orientation dives if required on the first day on the house reef. It also includes 8 more ‘credits’ to be used outside the village so you can build your package as you wish.
If you plan to stay less than 5 days you can still buy unlimited house reef diving per day.
Our dive sites are split into Zones: Shore-based diving in “Zone A” and off-shore sites to “Zone B” and “Zone C”. These dives are optional and can be booked and paid for on site, as a supplement on top of the house reef diving package (or redeemed against package credits for those with the Guided Package).
For more information about the dive zones please see the “Dive Sites” section and for pricing please see our price lists.
The house reef of Shagra Village is one of the best in the southern Red Sea and features North and South reefs, which come together to form a natural sandy-bottomed bay accessible directly from the beach. It is home to hundreds of marine life species and an excellent variety of soft and hard corals. The bay of Shagra is shallow, starting from 1-10 meters in depth and slowly dropping as it reaches the outside walls of 40-50m in depth.
**MARSA SHAGRA IS FAMOUS FOR ELPHINSTONE REEF**
Elphinstone is a 375m long, off-shore reef with drop-offs descending to over 100m. Elphinstone is ranked among the top ten dive sites in the world. The site features an abundance of soft corals and almost every kind of sea life can be seen here. The reef is angled slightly to the north, which causes a constant current over the northern and southern plateaus. These plateaus are an ideal location to catch a glimpse of different shark species like Oceanic White Tip, Scalloped Hammerhead, Whit Tip Reef, Grey Reef, Silver Tip and Thresher Sharks. Elphinstone features Oceanic White Tip from Sept till Nov, Scalloped Hammerhead from June till Aug and Mantas during March and April.
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The diving program of Red Sea Diving Safari is designed to accommodate any level diver from beginner to advanced and all aspects of the RSDS experience promote maximum diving enjoyment.
Our three villages were created in consideration of diving enthusiasts and our diving program covers more than 60 shore-based and off-shore dive sites.Our villages feature superb house reefs which are home to hundreds of marine life species and an excellent variety of soft and hard corals.
Our diving program gives you the options of unlimited house-reef diving, night diving, boat diving and speedboat diving to offshore reefs. We also have options for free divers and technical divers.
We offer different packages in each village to allow you to make the most of the diving opportunities available in the region, and to give you the ultimate flexibility on your diving holiday. Please see our village pages for details about our different diving concepts, diving education, dive sites, diving packages and facilities.