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The Red Sea is a popular snorkeling destination. But you won’t see huge crowds at the Safaga port. It is known for its untainted vibe, black sand dunes and mineral springs. “Astounding reefs to explore, amazing kite and wind surfing conditions, never-ending beaches of black and gold sand dunes, a cultural day trip to Mons Claudianus where lie the remnants of a Roman quarry, the peace and serenity of a start-up touristic destination... that’s what Safaga is all about,” an Egyptian tourist site says.