In the North of the country, the climate has high daily temperature variations between day and night. December February ranges from between 25- 30C. October - November and March April are around 3-35C. May September is between 30-40C. Water temperature varies from 23C in February to 29C in September.

Sudanese pound, $USD widely accepted

A transaction fee is usually levied on all credit or debit card payments, which are processed in Egyptian pounds Le

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.

If you would like to add an additional week in Marsa Alam, please speak to your travel consultant. Flights are currently once a week.

Passports - Must be valid for 6 months from return date

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

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.

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.

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

You are not permitted to take alcohol or pork products into Sudan or onto any vessel travelling into Sudan

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

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.

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