Holiday Reference: TRP 32656

Holiday information

  • Luxurious Red Sea liveaboard Egypt & Sudan
  • Superior, stable steel hull
  • Large double or twin cabins with lower or upper deck options
  • Great food and red wine with dinner included
  • Average Water Temp: 23 - 30 C
  • Average Air Temp: 23 - 35C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 30m
  • Good for: Sharks, Reefs, Walls
  • Suitable for beginners: No
  • From the popular southern Red Sea sites of Fury Shoal to the untouched sites of Sanganeb and Abington there is some outstanding reefs, combine this with wrecks of the Umbria, Blue Belt and Cousteaus Con Shelf for an exhilarating dive holiday - this itinerary is best suited to advanced divers

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Save £550 Royal Evolution is the only choice for anyone serious about diving Sudan. Forget messing about with unpredictable flights and overnights in Cairo as you sail to Sudan from Egypt! Departing from Marsa Alam, you will spend 13 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin) and 1 night in a hotel either before or after your trip - main deck cabin upgrades available when prebooked. The Egyptian visa, 12lt tank and weights are included in your package. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides and depending on travel and weather, up to 4 dives a day will be offered. Flights are with Thomson from Gatwick and transfers are also included. Excluded are the Sudanese visas and taxes (paid locally in Euro), alcohol, nitrox, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any PADI courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

 

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Liveaboard Details

Royal Evolution stands out as Red Sea liveaboard that operates one of a kind itineraries diving Egypt and Sudan. The outstanding diving is matched by the boat herself, yet the advantages of being on board are not just limited to your comfort... Roya ...

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Royal Evolution stands out as Red Sea liveaboard that operates one of a kind itineraries diving Egypt and Sudan. The outstanding diving is matched by the boat herself, yet the advantages of being on board are not just limited to your comfort... Royal Evolution is also one of few steel vessels in the Red Sea making her incredibly stable. Her powerful engines cope easily with the distance between remote dive sites. See more of the Red Sea than ever before with one of the most attentive boat crews in the Red Sea.

Royal Evolution is a sleek 39m. There are 8 guest cabins in the lower deck and 4 main deck cabins. All have air con, en suite, fridge, TV and video player. 2 main deck cabins are twins and 2 are doubles. There is a supplement to be paid at the time of booking for the main deck cabins so please do ask if main deck cabin is of interest. One of the main deck cabins is fully converted for wheelchair access - please call to discuss Royal Evolution's protocols regarding wheelchair divers.

Between the 2 sun decks and enormous saloon there is always a peaceful corner for relaxing. The bar and jacuzzi form the social hub. There are 3 dive guides on every trip who are deeply knowledgeable about the lesser dived sites in Sudan. Royal Evolution is fully enabled for technical and rebreather diving. The back dive deck has more space that you could want, with individual cubby holes for storing your gear between dives and charging batteries. as well as a large camera table with air gun in the middle of the deck. Years' of hard earned experience led to the conception of Royal Evolution and she welcomes in a new era of Red Sea liveaboards in Egypt and Sudan.

Please note that entry visas are required by all nationalities forEgypt and Sudan. Currently your Egyptian visa is included in the cost of your holiday but the Sudanese visas and taxes are paid per person paid locally: All other nationalities: 390 Euro + 115 US$ to be paid onboard after embarkation American nationality: 390 Euro + 165 US$ to be paid onboard after embarkation You will need to have 4 empty pages and no Israeli stamps. We will need a copy of the photo page of your passport prior to travel.

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Itinerary Details

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.

Egypt to Sudan Expedition Description

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 action packed 2 week itinerary, this incredible and diverse marine ecology can now be enjoyed over the course of one liveaboard trip.

Departing from Port Galeb, Marsa Alam, this 13 night itinerary check dives in Fury Shoal, a stunning harden coral garden. From here, it is an overnight sail to St Johns where the whole next day is spent reveling in the delights of Habili Ali, Habili Jaffa and the misleadingly named Dangerous reef. This is however, just a taster of what is to come. As the boat sails south into Sudan, there is the obligatory stop at Port Sudan to organise final paperwork. Wingate reef is typically the first port of call thereafter, from which the whole region then opens up. Sanganeb, Shaab Rumi, Shaab Saudi and Angarosh are just some of the dive sites visited. Abington and Merlo complete the reef portions of the tour, together with wreck stops at the Umbria, Blue Belt and Cousteau's Con Shelf. Returning to Egyptian waters and Port Galeb, no reef is left unturned on what can only be described as an exhilarating tour of the region.

Whilst the majority of dive sites are reef dives, this is where the similarities end. The marine life is breath taking. The Deep South and Sudan are most famous for their big fish encounters. Here amid the backdrop of deep water plateaus and lavish coral gardens, sharks are regularly spotted. Grey reef sharks abound and are the most commonly seen, languidly skirting the edges of each plateau. In blue water, hammerheads school and are joined by barracuda, snapper, surgeons and even the rare humphead parrotfish. Tiger sharks are encountered in Sudan. Hawksbill turtles are often found in Fury Shoal and Abington. Angarosh and Mesharifa are excellent spots for manta, particularly in October. With cave systems in Fury Shoal, St Johns and Sanganeb there is plenty of scope to experience something new on this itinerary.

This is an awesome trip. The Deep South is suitable for all divers but the Sudanese potion of the itinerary means this tour is best suited for experienced divers. You will visit remote and isolated locations that can be subject to some strong currents. Royal Evolution welcomes technical divers and there are plenty of chances for deep water exploration. The Egypt to Sudan itinerary is a must for any diver that thinks they have seen it all. The diving is varied and never repetitive. From the shallow hard coral gardens of Fury Shoal to the marvelous drop off of Sudan there is something new to see on each and every dive. Royal Evolution is the only boat that operates this ambitious itinerary and is worthy of her place as one of the Red Sea's premier liveaboards.

Please note that entry visas are required by all nationalities to Egypt and Sudan. Currently your Egyptian visa is included in the cost of your holiday but the Sudanese visas and taxes are paid per person paid locally.
All other nationalities: 390 Euro + 115 US$ to be paid onboard after embarkation
American nationality: 390 Euro + 165 US$ to be paid onboard after embarkation
You will need to have 4 empty pages and no Israeli stamps. We will need a copy of the photo page of your passport prior to travel. There is a supplement to be paid at the time of booking for the main deck cabins.
One of the main deck cabins is fully converted to be disabled friendly.

Want to know more about Egypt to Sudan Expedition?

Egypt to Sudan Expedition contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 

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Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.