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Sudan North one way

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Sudan North one way
Red Sea - Sudan
From £1995 inc. flights*
  • Dramatic wall diving & shark encounter
  • Wreck diving Umbria & Con Shelf
  • Experienced crew & guides
  • 1 week itinerary in Sudan
  • Start in Port Sudan, finish in Mohammed Qol
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 the wrecks of the Umbria and Con Shelf II. Get your adrenalin rush and discover more of Sudan!

The marine life in Sudanese waters is anything but average. This itinerary mainly focuses on the big name walls dives of Sha'ab Rumin, Angarosh, Abington and Sanganeb. Sudan is a place where your sharks dreams can come true. Grey reef sharks guard the borders of many a sandy plateau. But they are some of the smaller residents. Sha'ab Rumi and Abington are home to schools of hammerheads, who majestically swirl in the blue. Even tiger sharks can be seen at Sanganeb alongside silkies and oceanic white tips. Angarosh is otherwise known as the "mother of sharks". Hang in the blue and wait... it's that simple! Between the big shark dives there are exceptional dives on Merlo's coral drenched reef, or at the stunning Umbria wreck.

By running the Sudan North itinerary "one way" you can spend more time diving and less time sailing. At the end of the trip you will dock in Mohammed Qol and transfer back to Port Sudan by road, before flying home. The nature of the wall dives and drifts in Sudan make this itinerary best suited to more experienced divers, with a suggested minimum of 50 logged dives. The Sudan North one way itinerary packs a huge amount into a single week for an unforgettable holiday in Sudan.

No payments in credit cards can be accepted in Sudan. On board you will need to pay the Sudanese taxes & visas in euro cash - these are currently 242 euro for 1 week itineraries but are subject to change

Quick Facts

  • Average Water Temp: 26-32C
  • Average Air Temp: 22-35C
  • Average Visability: 30m
  • Good for: Walls, drift diving, sharks, wrecks
  • Suitable for beginners: No


  • See even more of Sudan's dramatic deep walls with this one way itinerary, starting in Port Sudan and finishing in Mohammed Qol.


This is a typical example of the Sudan North one way itinerary. The schedule is subject to change according to prevailing weather conditions and is only given as a example of what you would usually encounter during your holiday.

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 nights on board.

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.

This itinerary will sometime run in reverse, starting with a road journey on arrival to meet the boat in Mohammed Qol.

No payments in credit cards can be accepted in Sudan. On board you will need to pay the Sudanese taxes & visas in euro cash - these are currently 242 euro for 1 week itineraries but are subject to change.

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.

Sanganeb & Sha'ab Rumi
Sanganeb is a huge reef, with it's very own lighthouse. The main focus for the diving here is to the southwest plateau. Hang in the blue and wait for the sharks to appear. Or wend your way along the wall or between the coral pinnacles. Clouds of swettlips and jacks give way to barracuda, as they spiral across the plateau. Sha'ab Rumi is no less a famous dive in Sudan. It's plateau is a stage for shark encounters and bumphead parrot fish drift overthe reef top shallows.

Cousteau's Con Shelf II
Jacques Cousteau left his mark and the Conshelf II still sits underwater as a testament to his team's experiments into saturation diving. This is a shallow and fascinating dive, perfect for the afternoon dive.

Abington, Angarosh & Merlo
Angarosh means mother of sharks, and along with Abington, complete the last of the big name wall dives in Sudan. Both are home to a wide variety of pelagics. Grey and white tips sharks are common, with hammerheads in the blue. You can even see larger oceanics or even manta here, alongside schooling barracuda.

Merlo is quite unlike the steep, deep wall and plateau dives. Here a coral garden slopes gently, packed with coral bomies. With little current you can search out some of Sudan's outstanding macro life. Merlo is an aquarium, overflowing with fish life.

On your last day, you will dock back at Mohammed Qol. You will be taken off the boat and transferred by road back to Port Sudan for your flight home. If this itinerary is running in reverse, the boat will dock back at Port Sudan

If you would like to add an extension, combine this with another product or tweak the itinerary give us a call so we can discuss your dream diving holiday.


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