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Safaga (since 01.01.2024 at the Amarina Abu Soma Resort Safaga)

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Safaga (since 01.01.2024 at the Amarina Abu Soma Resort Safaga)

Safaga is one of the oldest and most important harbour towns on the Red Sea. Nevertheless, it is much quieter here than in the hectic tourist town of Hurghada, which is located 60 kilometres north of Safaga. From Hurghada Airport, it takes around 40 minutes to transfer to the Amarina Abu Soma Resort, which is located just outside Safaga. The ORCA Dive Club Safaga is located in the Amarina Abu Soma Resort directly on the hotel’s own jetty and shallow beach.

As the move only took place in January and the base has to be completely renovated, more photos and information will follow shortly.

ORCA Dive Club

The ORCA Dive Club Safaga is well equipped, open reception area with check-in desk, training room, airy drying rooms for guest equipment, workshop, a spacious terrace with a marvellous view over the beach and the jetty and service for the small appetite and the deco beer.
Sufficient 12 and 15 litre aluminium tanks, equipment in all sizes and variants. Bauer compressors and a nitrox system provide the necessary air and nitrox.
The ORCA Dive Club Safaga offers diving training according to SSI/CMAS as well as all speciality courses.

Diving boats and diving destinations

The three spacious dive boats from ORCA are moored at our own jetty, immediately adjacent to the diving centre. They are used to access the inner reefs around Tobia, but even more so the outer reefs. Highlights include the panoramic reef, which already has the characteristics of an offshore reef, Middle Reef and Abu Kafan. Famous is also the wreck of the 1991 sunken ferry Salem Express.

Amarina Abu Soma Resort (since 01.01.2024 new Location)

The Amarina Abu Soma Resort is located at the northern entrance to Safaga, approx. 300 metres from the old ORCA Village. Hurghada Airport is approx. 60 km away with a transfer time of approx. 40 minutes. The town centre of Safaga is 10 km away, accessible by minibus or taxi.


The Amarina Abu Soma Resort is located at the northern entrance to Safaga, approx. 300 metres from the old ORCA Village. Hurghada Airport is approx. 60 km away with a transfer time of approx. 40 minutes. The town centre of Safaga is 10 km away, accessible by minibus or taxi.


The 327 rooms, some of which are spread over three storeys, are air-conditioned and comfortably furnished. Each room and suite has a minibar, safe, satellite TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries. All rooms have a balcony or terrace with sea and pool views.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style either in the main restaurant or in the additional restaurants on offer. The Amarina Abu Soma Resort is an all inclusive hotel.


Lotus Bay Resort and Gardens is situated 8km north of Safaga in the sheltered bay. With easy access to both Hurghada airport (approx. 45 mins.) and Safaga (approx. 10 mins.) this is an ideal resort for those with families.


The hotel with 224 available rooms with the choice of sea or garden view is built in Moorish style one storey bungalows. The hotel offers a choice of restaurants and bars, a shopping arcade, a bedouin coffee shop and a disco. The mature lush gardens surround the large swimming pool with toddlers’ splash pool, an open terrace, pool snack bar and kids playground. A large reception and lobby area makes checking in easy. Valuables are best keep in the hotel safe and this service is free of charge for all hotel guests.


Breakfast and dinner are served in the main restaurant in buffet form with a large selection of international cusine as well as various Egyptian specialities. For a small supplement you can also upgrade to “All Inclusive” where you will receive in addition a buffet lunch, afternoon tea and snacks aswell as local alcohol and soft drinks from 11am until 11pm.

If you just want lunch occasionally then there are various options available from the pool snack bar, Positana fish restaurant, or the Al Fressco pizzeria so you are sure to find something to suit your appetite.

Sports and Entertainment

Lotus Bay has its own well equipped fitness room that can be used free of charge. For an additional small supplement you will receive access to the squash courts, table tennis area as well as billiard/snooker room. Evening entertainment includes regular shows and beach parties.

Payment in the hotel

Lotus Bay Resort accepts all major currencies aswell as credit cards (VISA,MASTERCARD) traveller cheques can be exchanged in the bank situated in the lobby. Situated in the hotel lobby is a bank with opening hours from 6pm until 9pm. Outside of opening hours there is a cash machine/ATM available.

Kids Activities

The Kids play ground and the shallow kids pool with slide is sure to entertain all ages.

Distance to the ORCA Dive Club

Either directly along the beach approx. 10 minutes on foot or by being picked up by our shuttle.

Booking & Offers

You have questions regarding your booking for dive packages and courses? Questions about our offers and ORCA Dive Clubs? Our service telephone is available from Monday – Friday from 11:00 to 18:00. Our office in Rosenheim can be reached at the following number: 08031 381 979






Bookings with ORCA Dive Clubs

Diving programs, dive packages, diving courses, rental equipment and snorkeling you can book with great pre-booking discount directly and online.

Booking offices

For a personal consultation and booking you can contact one of the below booking agent/tour operator/travel agency

ORCA Explorer Reisen
Innaustr. 11
83026 Rosenheim
Telefon: +49 8031 1885-0
Fax: +49 8031 1885-7222

Tauchschule Dresden
Leipziger Str. 28
D-01127 Dresden
Tel. 0049 (0) 351 4162304
Fax 0049 (0) 351 4162332

Schauinsland-Reisen GmbH
Stresemannstr. 80
47051 Duisburg
Tel: 0049 (0) 203 / 99 40 5 – 0

sun+fun Sportreisen GmbH
Franz-Joseph-Str 43
80801 München
Tel: +49 89 20 80 76 162
Fax: +49 89 34 66 44

light and blue GmbH
83024 Rosenheim
Tel: 0049 (0) 8031 31992
Fax: 0049 (0) 8031 31991

Travel Team GmbH & Co. KG & Action Sport Tauchreisen
Hersbrucker Str. 23
91244 Reichenschwand, Germany
Tel. +49 9151 726960
Fax +49 9151 7269633

sun+fun Sportreisen
Tel: 041-2020060

About Diving AG
Zihlstrasse 80
CH-2560 Nidau
Tel. 0041 (0) 32 3253666
Fax 0041 (0) 32 3253669

Seleger SportsTravel
8910 Affoltern a.A.

sun+fun Sportreisen
Tel: 01-3151140

Tropical Seas
Röntgenstrasse 5/1
AT 9500 Villach
Tel:0043 4242 230555
Fax: 0043 4242 23066

Diving World
Bovendorpsstraat 7a
NL – 7038 CH Zeddam
Tel. 0031-314-653180
Fax 0031-314-653181

SeaSee Travel BV
Herenstraat 29
3621 AP Breukelen
Tel: 0346 266 080
Fax: 0346 257 196

37 reu St.Leonard BP33221
F – 44032 Nantes
Tel. 0033-2-40893444
Fax 0033-2-40897489

Diving Travel Network
Kungsgatan 8B
972 34 Lulea
Tel: 0046 920228589

Trails – Wild Water
Steenweg Op Vilvoorde 359
1745 Opwijk
Tel: 0032(0)474471349