Red Sea RE Aggressor | Sudan Liveaboard | Scuba Travel

Red Sea RE Aggressor | Sudan Liveaboard - Red Sea

  • Guests 24
  • Rooms 8 Lower deck twin, 2 main deck twins, 2 main deck double
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks 3 gourmet meals a day plus snacks
  • FacilitiesLarge saloon and sun decks - ideal for relaxing between dives!
  • Diving Up to 4 dives a day including night dive
  • Diving Extras 15lt tanks, kit hire and courses can all be prebooked as part of your holiday
  • Internet Access At the moment there is no internet connection onboard Royal Evolution.

Red Sea RE Aggressor | Sudan Liveaboard

In 2022 Royal Evolution joins the Aggressor fleet. She will continue to dive the remote sites of Sudan, but re-named as Red Sea RE Aggressor.
Red Sea RE aggressor is a sleek 39m. There are 8 deluxe twin cabins in the lower deck and 4 main deck master cabins. 2 master cabins are twins and 2 are doubles. Each offers independently air-conditioned, a private bathroom/shower, picture window or porthole view, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels, safety deposit box, mini fridge, smoke detectors, sprinkler system and sound system with volume controls. Each stateroom has a TV and media player. Guests may plug their computers into the TV screen to edit underwater pictures and video.
The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Egyptian feasts and local cuisine. Breakfast (cooked to order), lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid afternoon snacks. Beverages (alcoholic local beer and wine and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard.
Between the 2 sun decks and enormous saloon there is always a peaceful corner for relaxing. The bar and jacuzzi form the social hub. 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.
As of April 2019, it is mandatory for all travellers between Egypt and Sudan to carry with them an international certificate of vaccination for yellow fever. Failure to bring this will result in your not being allowed to travel.

Please note that entry visas are required by all nationalities for Egypt and Sudan. Costs may change.
Updated Feb 2022: Each guest will pay after boarding: $605 USD Marine Park fees, port fees and permission in Egypt & Sudan $225 USD Visa or $275 for US Nationals - Sudan Visa $100 USD Sudan fuel surcharge or $168 USD Deep South fuel surcharge These Marine park and permission fees include two countries; two entry visas to Egypt, local taxes in Egypt, local taxes and marine park fees in Sudan, port charges in Egypt and Sudan, passport control fees in Egypt and Sudan, customs control fees in Egypt and Sudan, health control fees in Egypt and Sudan, state security fees in Egypt and Sudan, port security fees in Egypt and Sudan and port Sudan agent commissions. Israeli passport holders are unable to travel on any of the itineraries offered by the yacht due to Egyptian and Sudanese maritime regulations.

Main deck Master double cabin

Red Sea RE Aggressor has two master double cabins. With 16m2 floor area, en suite, queen size bed and two large windows these cabins are an upgrade worth considering. Other lovely features include desk & desk chair, two locker and drawer units, 2 sofas (with coffee table), mini bar, AC, TV and sound system.

Main deck Master twin cabin

Red Sea RE Aggressor has two master twin cabins. With an impressive 16m2 floor area, en suite, two beds and a large window these cabins are an upgrade worth considering. Other lovely features include desk & desk chair, two locker and drawer units, 2 sofas (with coffee table), mini bar, AC, TV and sound system.

Deluxe lower deck twin cabin

The lower deck has eight deluxe twin cabins. These cabins comes with 14m2 floor area, en suite, two beds and a small window. Other nice features include desk & desk chair, two locker and drawer units, 2 sofas (with coffee table), mini bar, AC, TV and sound system.

Sudan dive map

Dive from Egypt to Sudan on the renamed Red Sea RE Aggressor

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Covid Information for Red Sea RE Aggressor

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY AGGRESSOR FLEET

Last Updated: 19APR 2022

Each of our destinations that are open stringently follow the local Covid-19 requirements and protocols for our adventures. We also build on these with Clean, Refresh and Sanitize programs. All of our staff undergo frequent temperature checks and health monitoring. While we encourage all of our staff to get a vaccination against Covid-19 when available, it is a very personal choice that we respect. This same standard is applied to our guests that are travelling with us since our first destination reopened in July of 2020.
CEO Wayne Brown
Chairman & CEO


Protocols for a Suspected Case of COVID-19

Each Aggressor Adventure destination has established a local professional medical support team to advise them should a staff member or guest become ill and develop a fever or other symptoms. Temperatures of staff are taken twice daily. Once onboard, we instruct guests to self-monitor and report to the Captain if they develop a fever or other symptoms. We ask you to be honest and tell us if there have been any changes that could compromise your health or others If fever or other symptoms are detected on board, the destination will contact their local medical support team for a consultation. If possible, transportation is arranged for the patient to visit the medical facility for evaluation. While awaiting transport to be organized, the guest will be asked to self-isolate in their stateroom. If the yacht is further offshore, medical support provides a remote consultation, and the guest will be instructed to self-isolate in their stateroom for the remainder of their trip or until the evacuation is possible. If appropriate, the roommate will move to alternate accommodations. Meals will be brought to the patient's room. Linens are cleaned (in isolation) daily, along with cleaning and sterilizing the room.
The guest will absorb the costs of evacuation and land accommodations and medical services. We highly recommend that you review your travel / medical insurance for coronavirus coverage should this occur. Keep in mind that fever alone is not a suspected Covid-19 case.

Country Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

Passengers of Sudanese origin may be subject to testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) on arrival. All other passengers, over 8 years old must either hold a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) certificate confirming a negative test result, taken less than 96 hour before arrival; or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing the passenger was fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 13SEP 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Sudan is best reached by sailing from the Egyptian border. Spend more time diving and less time travelling! The gateway for our Sudan trips is Marsa Alam airport. This is around 5 hours flying time from Gatwick. Alternatively, you can fly into Port Sudan and board your liveaboard here. Sudan is a place filled with remarkable encounters. The coral reefs are lush with hard and soft coral gardens, interspersed with large sponges and cascading whip corals. Plateaus, deep pinnacles and coral gardens are shelter and home to schools of reef fish. From tiny clown fish to swathes of snapper, there is plenty to watch. Giant barracuda and even bumphead parrot fish school... if you can take you eyes off the pelagics passing. Sudan is home to hammerhead, grey reef and thresher sharks. All this pelagic action can overshadow the outstanding wreck dive that is the Umbria.

Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

Passengers of Sudanese origin may be subject to testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) on arrival. All other passengers, over 8 years old must either hold a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) certificate confirming a negative test result, taken less than 96 hour before arrival; or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing the passenger was fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 13SEP 2022

Weather and Climate

In the North of the country, the climate has high daily temperature variations between day and night. December – February ranges from between 25- 30°C. October - November and March – April are around 3-35°C. May – September is between 30-40°C. Water temperature varies from 23°C in February to 29°C in September.

Travel

Flight options

Our 2 week trips to Sudan trips depart from Egypt. As standard our holiday packages are based on flights from London Gatwick, direct to Marsa Alam. For trips departing from Sudan, we can add Turkish Airlines or Emirates flights into Port Sudan. Where possible, we are happy to offer regional departures, in particular Manchester. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. Unfortunately, not all regional flight routings are compatible with liveaboard schedules. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders must complete an application form and return it prior to travel. Your visa will be issued on arrival in Sudan. Current charges will be confirmed at time of booking but can change. You cannot enter Sudan with Israeli entry or exit stamps. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

Most flights to Egypt are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. If you are flying with Emirates to Port Sudan, you will be able to check in online with the airline directly using your booking reference.

Check in

Charter airlines do not enable online check in for flights to Egypt. You must print your ticket coupon prior to travel. Do ensure you leave up to 3 hours, especially over busy travel periods.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

Our Sudan trips depart from Egypt. Our representative will be waiting either airside around the baggage carousel or in the arrivals hall. They will be holding a board with either Scuba Travel, your destination or your name on it. If you have prepaid for our visa service, you will be given your visa on arrival. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard package when using our flights. Our representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat/hotel. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Egypt, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.

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Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

You will only be able to pay your fees and taxes for Sudan in cash in USD, EURO, English pounds, or EGP. The yacht accepts cash, Visa and MasterCard. (no personal checks or travelers’ checks)

Phone coverage

Email is not available, however, there is a satellite phone available for incoming/outgoing calls for a US$ 4 fee. Wi-fi is only available when the yacht is at port or in the Port Ghalib Marina and at Port Sudan.

Plugs and electricity

The voltage aboard the yacht is 220v and the plug sockets around the boat will accept American plugs.

Extras

Hire equipment

A full line of Aqua Lung Rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCDs, Dive Computers, and Night Lights (wetsuits not available)

Extras

Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography, Master Diver and more

Souvenirs

There is a mini-boutique onboard with assorted t-shirts, and miscellaneous items.

Nitrox/Gas

$180 (daily rate is pro-rated by diving days) This includes all Nitrox fills at 32% for certified Nitrox divers. Proof of certification required.

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for your Aggressor liveaboard package will be 50% of the trip cost. Your final balance will be due 100 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. We do not take AMEX. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices

Included

13 nights in a lower deck twin cabin on a full board basis (twin share)

Soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine

12ltr tank, air fills, weights and all diving



Excluded

International flights from the UK or airport transfer (from Marsa Alam or Hurghada airports)

Rental kit hire, nitrox and any private guiding services can be prebooked but are paid on board. Additional alcohol, on board souvenirs are settled at the end of your trip.

Sudanese visas are paid for on board in cash only - the exact amount is subject to change by the authorities. Please confirm uptodate costs prior to travel.


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