Holiday Reference: TRP 35827

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: 26-32C
  • Average Air Temp: 22-35C
  • Average Visability: 30m
  • Good for: Walls and drift diving, sharks, wrecks
  • Suitable for beginners: No
  • Dive the very best, classic dive sites in Sudan - Sha'ab Rumi, Sanganeb and the stunning Umbria wreck - Sudan North is guaranteed to impress!

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. Costs may change. EGYPT ITINERARIES: Egyptian entry visas are not included on Egyptian Red Sea trips. Marine park fees are paid in euro cash on board and you will be advised of current charges at the time of booking SUDAN ITINERARIES: 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

Dive the very best, classic dive sites in Sudan-Sha'ab Rumi, Sanganeb and the stunning Umbria wreck. Our 1 week itinerary Sudan North is guaranteed to impress!

Sudan North Description

Sha'ab Rumi, the Con Shelf, Sanganeb and Wingate's Umbria are some of Sudan's finest dive sites. And the Sudan North itinerary focuses on these undeniable highlights. The walls are deep and plateaus an ideal stage for shark watching. Add to this the beautiful wreck dives at the unique Umbria and Con Shelf II and you are guaranteed an incredible Sudan liveaboard, packed with excitement and variety. These are classic dives and a must see for any diver in Sudan.

Sudan is a place filled with remarkable encounters. The coral reefs at Merlo and Abington 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. This is the ideal start to your diving in the area, and is a picturesque wreck at recreational depths. For more experienced wreck divers, there are also some excellent opportunities for penetration. ousteau's Con Shelf II lies in shallow water and makes for a fascinating dive. See for yourself this experiment into early saturation diving as she lies forgotten underwater. Royal Evolution may also include dives in the North Suakin group of sites.

Sudan is a remote location and the north tour takes full advantage of this with almost complete isolation over the course of the itinerary. The diving can be challenging and experience with currents and drift diving is a must. We recommend a minimum of 50 dives for this itinerary. If you are looking for the next big adrenalin rush, then the time has come to dive Sudan North!

No payments in credit cards can be accepted in Sudan. On board you will need to pay Sudanese visas and taxes. These are subject to change at short notice. Your travel consultant will confirm the fees for your chosen cruise.

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Sudan North 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.

 


Your holiday details

Save £250The classic Wrecks and Reefs of Sudan, where hammerheads and wall reef diving meet wrecks such as the Umbria. Departing from Port Sudan, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included in your package. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides and depending on travel and weather. Flights are with Emirates from London Heathrow and transfers are also included. Regional departures are available with Emirates - please talk to your travel consultant at the time of booking to confirm the regional flight supplement. Excluded are nitrox, additional kit hire, alcohol, canned soft drinks, medical insurance and any on board souvenirs. Visa charges are subject to change at any time. You will need to take both dollars and euros cash as follows: Sudanese visa: us$155 ( us$205 for USA passports ) 7 nights/6 days trip: Agent fees, visa, registration, transfers, Sudanese taxes: Euro 260 Sudanese visa: us$155 ( us$205 for USA passports ) 10 nights/9 days trip: Agent fees, visa, registration, transfers, Sudanese taxes: Euro 290   IMPORTANT: DAN OR EQUIVALENT 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.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


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.

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