The diving season opens in Sudan in September and closes May/June. Manta can be found between September-October and January-March is the perfect time for hammerheads although sharks of all kinds can be seen throughout the whole season.
This is a big fish destination with sharks and manta as the big attraction in terms of the marine life but there is also a great variety of corals and the wrecks are fabulous too. Keep your eyes open for:
- Tiger sharks
- The Umbria Wreck
Top dive sites to visit: Angarosh, Shaab Rumi, Meshrafi, Sanganeb, the Umbria, Suakin Islands.
Scuba Travel Tips
Save time and hassle by going via Egypt into Sudan! You need to make sure you don't have any Isreali stamps in your passport and at least 4 pages for all of the visas stamps to fit in. Your passport must be valid for 6 months on your return date. An SMB and reel is a must as there can be some quick currents (but no reef hooks here).
To spend 2 weeks of unadulterated diving in what are surely some of the worlds premier dive sites is to taste the thrill of good old fashioned exploration in an ever shrinking modern world. From the comfort of a custom built liveaboard, the Egypt to Suakin tour not only encompasses the Deep South an...read more here
Egypt and Sudan share not only a land border but are also linked by the sea. The Deep South of the Egyptian Red Sea flows seamlessly into northern Sudanese waters. The marine life that abounds in this region shares no respect for these political boundaries. On what is quite plainly a singular and ac...read more here
The Sudan Classic and South route dives Sudan's most famous, most exhilarating sites as well as the remote Suakin islands. If you have never dived Sudan, then make this your itinerary of choice. Divers head to Sudan for the hammerheads but there is so much more. Sheer walls, shark filled plateaus...read more here
The Sudan Deep South itinerary is serious about sharks. For a short window each year, the conditions in the deep south of Sudan are perfect for pelagics sightings. And by pelagics we mean the chance to dive with hammerheads, silkies, tiger sharks and even manta. Do you lust for adventure and the ...read more here
Sudan is a country of extremes, with diving to match. The sheer extravagance of marine life is coupled with the wonder and scale of the wreck dives that await the intrepid diver. Sudan lies just beneath the Egypt and as such, many of the familiar faces found further north fill Sudan's reefs. Yet Sud...read more here
Sudan is somewhat off the beaten track for UK divers, sitting just beneath the Egyptian Deep South. And the Sudan Expedition is just the tour to get you round all the delights of the region. Departing from Port Sudan, this itinerary is designed to ensure that every corner of Sudan's seas get the att...read more here
Sudan is a vast place that hides what must be some of the planet's best diving. And thanks to the Sudan Frontier itinerary, her boundaries open right up for your exploration. Few venture to this corner of the globe and even fewer turn south out of Port Sudan. Yet the treasures that await divers in t...read more here
Sha'ab Rumi, the Con Shelf, Sanganeb and Wingate's Umbria are some of Sudan's finest dive sites. And the Sudan North itinerary focuses on these undeniable highlights. The walls are deep and plateaus an ideal stage for shark watching. Add to this the beautiful wreck dives at the unique Umbria and ...read more here
The Sudan North One Way itinerary allows you to sail and dive through 170 miles of Sudanese waters in just 1 week. Starting in Port Sudan and finishing in Mohammed Qol, you will hit all the big name hammerhead hotspots. Deep, dramatic wall dives, shark filled plateaus, scenic reef dives and even th...read more here
Sudan South is a fascinating itinerary in Sudan, where variety is the spice of life. The prevailing weather conditions mean you can only dive here for a short, magical window when the underwater pinnacles and reefs are accessible. For these brief weeks, divers can play with the hammerheads, silkes...read more here