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.
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