The 2 upper deck suites with a large double bed.
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 experienced team who have made the Sudan their home and know each reef intimately - there is no one better to guide you through the Sudanese waters. With such an unparalleled knowledge of the dive sites, marine species, their seasonality it is no wonder that divers flock back to this vessel year after year. Voyager sleeps up to 24 guests over 12 modern, large cabins. There are 2 upper deck suites with a large double bed. A further 2 main deck cabins offer 1 twin option and 1 bunk option (only used on full charter bookings). On the lower deck you find the 6 twin cabins, 1 double suite and 1 triple. All have en suite and individual air con. The saloon has been decorated stylishly, with oak wood floors, bar and TV/Video/DVD/Stereo. Meals are served a la carte in the dining area. A spacious sundeck offers you a great view and a quiet place for relaxing and sunbathing. With 7 night or 10 nights on board Voyager, our different itineraries offer a real chance to get to grips with this diving wonderland. For your comfort, Voyager has been designed to be stable and speedy, with a specially adapted, large dive platform 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. It your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here . The authorities now require certain fees to be paid in USD. You will need to take both dollars and euros cash as follows: Sudanese visa: us$ 175 ( us$ 225 for USA passports ) 7 nights/6 days trip: Agent fees, visa, registration, transfers, sudanese taxes: Euro 205 Fuel surcharge. Euro 20 10 nights/9 days trip: Agent fees, visa, registration, transfers, sudanese taxes: Euro 250 Fuel surcharge. Euro 30 - Service charge on board including crew tips: Euro 6 x person x day IMPORTANT: DAN INSURANCE is mandatory Restrictions - Visa procedures require a minimum of 20 days - Forbidden to import alcoholic drinks - Passport must have no Israeli visas Please let us know if you would like to prebook any PADI courses on board or have any dietary requirements.
The 2 upper deck suites with a large double bed.
The 2 main deck cabins offer 1 twin option and 1 bunk option (only used on full charter bookings)
The lower deck cabins are 6 twin bed cabins, 1 double bed and 1 triple share
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.
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.
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. Our 1 week Sudan are based on Emirate flights via Dubai 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.
As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.
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. 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
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
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.
Flights, transfers, accommodation on full board basis, 12l tanks and weights.
Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire, nitrox or on board souvenirs. Soft drinks, speciality coffees and alcohol are all available on board - the boat will run an honesty tab to pay at the end of the trip. Please see the on board extras tab for a more comprehensive list of local charges.
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.
All onboard prices are in Euro, but Sterling, US Dollars are accepted (subject to onboard exchange rate).
2 pin European sockets. Plugs are located on dive deck, saloon and in cabins.
If you need to rent equipment, Voyager offers BCD, wetsuits, dive lights and regulators with octopus, gauges and extra tanks available for rent. All rentals must be arranged at least 7 days prior to departure.
Voyager offers a wide range of courses on board. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options.
At the moment there are no boat specific souvenirs for sale onboard. More generic local souvenirs will be available to buy at the airport.
We recommend all divers to dive with Nitrox when suitable. Nitrox needs to be prebooked up to 7 days before departure.
Normally £400 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure.
We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
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
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