Sudan, Red Sea & Middle East
Sudan offers a luxury liveaboard diving holiday with some of the best wrecks in the world along with excellent diving in the Southern Red Sea. Consider our Luxury liveaboard choice in Sudan in the Red Sea for uncrowded, untouched and unending choice of pristine dive sites. Located in the southern Red Sea, just south of Egypt, connections are easily provided via Cairo directly to Port Sudan where our recommended liveaboards are based.
This is really a destination for advanced divers with at least 50 logged dives due to the varying conditions and number of deep dives sites and prevailing currents. However, very confident beginners with less dives will be able to enjoy most more sheltered spots at shallower depths on the reefs at certain dive sites. However, it is recommended to build experience first in other locations to make the most of diving in Sudan.
Schooling fish, mosaic of colourful coral gardens with densly packed soft corals and world class hard coral. This attracts a huge variety of marine life including schooling barracuda, mantas and shark. A mix of Coral Pinnacles, Walls, plateaus, drop offs, cavernous caves and wrecks provide some excellent dive sites and with superb visibility gives the underwater photographer a dazzling choice of shots on every dive. Some of the best wrecks in the world can be dived in Sudan. The Umbria, one of the most intact World War II wrecks, lies in Port Sudan. With little to no current it starts at 28m rising to the surface. There is much to see, penetration points and swim throughs. The Wreck of the Conshelf II, played host to Jacques Cousteau in the 60's during his famous living underwater dive experiements. Additional wreck sites include The Toyota Wreck or Blue Bell.
Best Time: September-April
Average Air temps: 30°C
Average Water temps: 26-29°C
Top Dive Sites: WWII Wrecks Umbria (Port Sudan) & Conshelf II, Sha'Ab Rumi, Sananeb (Sharks (Hammerheads Feb-Mar), Mesharifa (Mantas Aug-Dec).
Great Reasons to Dive in Sudan