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The Best Dive Sites in Sudan

The Best Dive Sites in Sudan

Diving guide to the best dive sites in Sudan - Shaab Rumi, Umbria Wreck, Angarosh, Sanganeb with north and south itineraries. uncrowded, untouched and unending choice of pristine dive sites. 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.

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Diving Conditions

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Best Time: September-April

Average Air temps: 30°C
(from 24°C winter - 38°C summer)

Average Water temps: 26-29°C

Visibility: 20-30m

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

  • North & South itineraries.
  • Quality luxury liveaboards.
  • Vast numbers of fish species, large pelagics & Schooling fish.
  • Moray eels, giant Parrott fish, Spotted Stingray & Barracuda.
  • Scalloped Hammerheads
  • Mantas, Humpback Jul/Aug



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.