Sudan Deep South - Red Sea

  • Water temp 26-32C
  • Air Temp 22-35C
  • Visibility 25+
  • Good for... hammerheads, silkies & manta
  • Suitable for beginners No - min 200 dives
  • Highlights Dive the deep south dive sites of Sudan and sharks of all shapes and sizes are your reward. A new and adrenalin packed itinerary on board MV Voyager.

About Sudan Deep South

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 thrill of a lifetime? Then this is your dream Sudan itinerary. Don't settle for second best. Discover the pristine perfection that is Sudan South on one of our exciting new Sudan holidays.

Dibsel Loka, Qab Miym, Daharat Qab, Daharat Abid... these are just some of the exotic dive sites that you will visit. Here, the corals are untouched. The fish shool in vast numbers. But it is the shark life that really stands out. Hammerheads... of course! But keep your eyes peeled for solitary tiger shark, silkies and even manta. This is where the serious pelagic action happens. As you journey back north, the shark sightings continue in their droves. Jumna is famous for the hammerheads that school only the dramatic, breath taking wall. As you return back towards Port Sudan, you dive the Umbria. This is a stunning wreck, lying in recreational depths and with easy access. Fiat cars, bombs... even empty wine bottles. These are just some of the remnants from her days as an Italian cargo vessel before being scuttled.

Sudan Deep South can be run as a 1 or 2 week option. This itinerary is only open to experienced divers. Dive sites are not only remote but conditions can be challenging. The itinerary also involves a longer sail to the most southerly point before diving commences. Cyclone is a stable boat but please ensure you are prepared for the journey down to Daharat Abid. Good things come to those that wait and for the handful of divers that ever set fin beneath the waves on these most southerly dive sites, world class pelagic diving is your reward. This is Sudan at its most adrenalin fuelled best.

No payments in credit cards can be accepted in Sudan. On board you will need to pay Sudanese visas and taxes (240 euro paid locally 7 nights), service tax (42 euro) and transfers (60 euro) locally. These are subject to change

MY Voyager

Sudan is a remote destination, still visited only by a handful of divers each year. But now you can dive this exciting, untouched part of the Red Sea from the decks of the luxurious liveaboard Voyager. She is operated by an exper... MORE

Embarkation
Your adventure begins in Port Sudan. Please remember that you are not permitted to take any alcohol into Sudan.

Trip Duration
Usually trips last 7 or 14 nights on board. The 14 night cruises will also dive at Suakin on the way north.

Arrival
On arrival in Port Sudan you will be met and taken directly to the boat. Settle in, complete your check in and get your dive gear ready. You will not dive this day so you have time to recuperate and get ready for the action to begin.

You will sail down to the most southerly dive sites at the beginning of the trip and then dive your way back up as the boat sails North. This will mean an initial voyage to reach Daharat Abid.

No payments in credit cards can be accepted in Sudan. On board you will need to pay Sudanese visas and taxes (240 euro paid locally for 7 nights ), service tax (42 euro) and transfers (60 euro) locally. These are subject to change.

The Deep South
Dibsel Loka, Qab Miym, Daharat Qab, Daharat Abid... these are just some of the exotic dive sites that you will visit. Here, the corals are untouched. The fish shool in vast numbers. But it is the shark life that really stands out. Hammerheads... of course! But keep your eyes peeled for solitary tiger shark, silkies and even manta. This is where the serious pelagic action happens.

Jumna & Sha'ab Ambar
Jumna is best known for the schooling hammerheads. The sharks form large groups, following the cooler water rising from the depths of these incredibly deep walls. You never quite know what will also show up at Jumna. Other pelagics, such as manta, are seen here so you can hang in the blue and watch the show. Or head to the wall and investigate the macro life. The choice is yours!

Sha'ab Ambar is a vast reef, approx 5 miles long, with a sheltered lagoon and stunning wall dives on the edges. This is shark city with other species of sharks cruising along the sandy bottom. and a real highlight for many divers.

The Umbria
The Umbria was an Italian cargo vessel that was scuppered by her crew in 1940. Today, she lies in recreational depths in the shelter of her anchorage. It is a stunning wreck and well worth diving. The holds are packed with a range of cargo, including Fiat cars, bombs, detonators, explosives and a huge pile of empty wine bottles! Experienced divers can enjoy penetrating the wreck, although the inside can be silty. The exterior shell of the wreck is smothered in marine life.

Disembarkation
On your last day, you will dock back at Port Sudan. There is an opportunity to walk around the city, but please remember, this is not a touristic destination so we ask that you dress modestly and are appropriately covered. You will be taken off the boat and directly back to airport for your flight home.