Safaga is a resort area close to Hurghada which has some of the most reliable winds for kitesurfing and windsurfing on the planet. Personally I would say that if you're after diving and snorkelling you're better off in Sharm on the Sinai Peninsula but if you're into windsports this place is awesome! There are also some amazing travel deals to be found to this part of the world.
I know a lot of people in the UK are still nervous about visiting Egyptian resorts, but I'd highly recommend it. Sharm El Sheikh is perhaps the best-known diving town, but it is not the only option. Hurghada is also an excellent place to visit.
The town is growing quickly and is becoming more and more popular from year to year. A lot of building work is also going on in the town and it is becoming a popular area for people looking for property investments. I'd recommend visiting.
The Red Sea is one of the most colourful diving environments - loads of reefs and coral formations, plus for beginners there is a 'sunken statue' at Hurghada. Rent somewhere near Sahl Hasheesh for the statue dive.
If you want warm water and easy snorkelling, the best time to visit the Red Sea is in October or November before the sea temperature drops. If you go in February or March you are likely to get cooler sea temperatures requiring wet suits, and the water may well be too choppy to see much.
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