Holiday Reference: TRP 32662

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 - 35 C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 30m
  • Good for: Sharks, Reefs, Walls
  • Suitable for beginners: No
  • The stress free way to visit Sudan sailing down from Egypt & St Johns. The inclusion of the seldom dived Suakin area (southern Sudan) as well as the Umbria, Shaab Rumi, Angarosh make this a must see itinerary for 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 for 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: 410 Euro + 175 US$ to be paid onboard after embarkation American nationality: 410 Euro + 225 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

The Egypt to Suakin tour not only encompasses the Deep South and St Johns area of the Egyptian Red Sea, but also takes you right down to Suakin, Sudan.

Egypt to Suakin Expedition Description

To spend 2 weeks of unadulterated diving in what are surely some of the worlds premier dive sites is to taste the thrill of good old fashioned exploration in an ever shrinking modern world. From the comfort of a custom built liveaboard, the Egypt to Suakin tour not only encompasses the Deep South and St Johns area of the Egyptian Red Sea, but also takes you right down to Suakin, Sudan. Suakin lies around 60 miles south of what is today Port Sudan. It was once a medieval port and crucial stop off on the route to Mecca. Fallen into disuse and relative disrepair on land, this is the final bastion of the untouched Red Sea and a veritable treasure that will most certainly get the nerves tingling of any dive adventurer.

Departing from Port Galeb, the Egypt to Suakin itinerary kicks off the week with a check dive in Fury Shoal before steaming overnight to St Johns. A full day exploring the walls and pinnacles of St Johns ensues. Another night takes you into Sudan, from which it is only a short sail to Suakin. This is an area filled with lush coral reefs and tiny island that dot the horizon. Ambar, Masamarit, Kazam Mazamarit and Dahret Gharb are the hallowed names that attract those seeking seldom dived adventures. Sailing into northern Sudan brings the delights of the Umbria, Shaab Rumi, Sanganeb and Angarosh. The final leg of this stunning 2 week tour takes you back into St Johns before returning to Galeb.

This is an epic journey that is best enjoyed over our winter months when the water is at its ideal temperature for the most awesome pelagic encounters. From Egypt to Suakin keep one eye in the blue as hammerheads regularly school. Grey reefs, silver tips and even tiger sharks will make for memorable entries in your dive log. The lavish corals and jaw dropping underwater scenery of Suakin are seldom seen but should not be missed. Humphead parrot fish, giant barracuda, manta and dolphin... a trip to from Egypt to Suakin takes diving to the edge - and back again.

This is an intense itinerary that is most suited to advanced divers. Egypt's Deep South is but a warm up for the more challenging dives further south. Sudan is a remote and wild dive destination where the rewards are great but should only be attempted by experienced divers (50 dives+). This is an ideal tour for technical divers and photographers will go home with images that stand out. The Egypt to Suakin itinerary opens up a world of incredible diving. A unique tour, this is the only way to visit to the best diving of this region . This itinerary is the ideal choice for the most discerning of divers and will never disappoint over what is best described as the trip of a lifetime.

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: 410 Euro + 175 US$ to be paid onboard after embarkation
American nationality: 410 Euro + 225 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 Suakin Expedition?

Egypt to Suakin 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.