Sudan

Some operators are running liveaboard trips directly from the country along it’s coastal waters out to some fantastic dive sites, which rival even the best Egypt has to offer. And the biggest advantage is the lack of tourists here. Most sites are completely empty all day, and you rarely have to share a sit with another group of divers, making Sudan quite contrasting with Egypt in this respect.

Trips depart and return from Port Sudan, north of the International Airport. There are two main routes that liveaboards take; either a more traversed northern routes which includes dive sites and reefs closer to the shore; or the southern route, which takes divers to the rarely visited islands and reefs in the Suakin Archipelago. The northern and central routes are the most well known and dived due to their closeness to Port Sudan. Here divers find healthy reefs with loads of fish, much like the southern sites in Egypt, but with less divers.

But the real jewel of Sudan are the southern dive sites. Here in the Suakin Archipelago, boats are far enough from Port Sudan and without comfortable lagoon anchorages, so that it is rare to see any other boats in the entire region. These sites are all about the pelagic fish and sharks of all kinds. Here it is possible to see hammerheads, tigers, oceanic white tips and bull sharks along with many schools of barracudas, jacks, and tunas. For southern route cruises, it is recommended to have at least 100 logged dives and your advanced certification.

The seasons for diving are mostly in the hot summer months, when water temperatures are warmest, but liveaboards operate here year round. During the winters, cold air and water dominate, but it give an excellent chance to see larger predator sharks. But for southern cruises, it is possible only in April - May and June or October.

Recommended Diving Liveaboards

Andromeda

From 109 USD/Day
The M/Y Andromeda is a "red boat” sailing the Red Sea for the past couple of years. 40 meters long steel diving liveaboard vessel, the M/Y Andromeda can accommodate up to 26 divers in first-class (...)

Cassiopeia

From 129 USD/Day
Cassiopeia - The 5-star diving safari liveaboard, was built based on years of experience. The main aspects were comfort and safety. Thanks to the large spaces and the huge sun deck, the guests do (...)

Dolce Vita

From 193 USD/Day
MV Dolce Vita is meaning of Relax while diving for us, This boat has a nice way of cruising, calm and smooth and will bring you to the best dive sites of Sudan. ### Liveaboard **M/Y Dolce (...)

Odyssey Red Sea

From 195 USD/Day
The Odyssey is a 40 m long steal boat, which was built in 2012 especially for the requirements of divers. This new Luxury boat is cruising both in Egypt and Sudan to offer amazing adventures to (...)

Other Choices

C-Echo 1

From 119 USD/Day
C-Echo I is a very beautiful boat that operated by a well experience Red Sea diving safari company, It is another very good choice for any medium budget with outstanding expectation. ### (...)

Enjoy Egypt

From 159 USD/Day
Enjoy Egypt is a newly renewed professional dive liveaboard that provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodating a maximum of 26 guests. ### (...)

Cassiopeia

From 129 USD/Day
Cassiopeia - The 5-star diving safari liveaboard, was built based on years of experience. The main aspects were comfort and safety. Thanks to the large spaces and the huge sun deck, the guests do (...)

Dreams

From 83 USD/Day
Dreams is designed to cater specifically for divers who want to dive in small groups, it offers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodating a maximum of 16 (...)

Grand Sea Serpent

From 118 USD/Day
Grand Sea Serpent is a luxury liveaboard that provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodating a maximum of 24 guests. ### Liveaboard **Grand Sea (...)

Red Sea Aggressor

From 131 USD/Day
Red Sea Aggressor is a professional dive yacht running by Aggressor Fleet, it offers a weekly dive liveaboard trip in the BDE or southern route in Red Sea, it can max. host 20 guests per trip. (...)

Odyssey Red Sea

From 195 USD/Day
The Odyssey is a 40 m long steal boat, which was built in 2012 especially for the requirements of divers. This new Luxury boat is cruising both in Egypt and Sudan to offer amazing adventures to (...)

Royal Evolution

From 120 USD/Day
With his 39 meters long, the Royal Evolution can welcome 24 guests on bord. 17 crew will be here for your comfort. The vessel offers 12 cabins. The Royal Evolution will be your boat for a nice (...)