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Scuba Diving in Sudan Hot

Dive area / region : Sudan - See the map Scuba Diving in Sudan

Best diving season : January  •  February  •  March  •  April  •  August  •  September  •  October  •  November  •  December
Recommended number of days to stay : More than 1 week...
Number of dive sites : More than 20 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 21-25C : Thin Wetsuit
Average visibility : 16 - 20 meters
Average dives depth : 20 Meters
Type of currents : Strong currents - drift diving
Months when these currents are present : N/A
General surface conditions : Medium conditions
Wreck types : Old wooden ship  •  Recent world ships  •  Artificial wrecks  •  War ships
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Barracuda  •  Corals  •  Jacks  •  Moray Eels  •  Octopus  •  Plants  •  Rays  •  Reef Fish  •  Shark - Grey nurse  •  Shark - Hammerhead  •  Shark - Reef shark  •  Shrimps  •  Softcoral  •  Star fish  •  Tuna
Presence of caves / caverns : Yes - Semiclosed


Sudan,  Africa's largest country, has a rich reef's life as well as submarine history: The Commandant Cousteau has chosen it to settle his "houses under the sea".

Diving in Sudan is different from diving in Egypt. The sharks of Sudan are famous! Schools of hammerheads and grey reef sharks are patrolling these waters. Soft corals of colors beyond comprehension form perfectly preserved reefs with an abundance of life. If you are into legendairy diving you can explore Cousteau's underwater village: Precontinent II at Sha'b Rumi. These reefs are among the best reefs in the world. Only 1200 divers a year will visit the spectacular reefs of Sudan.


We strongly recommend to take a seven days cruise: from Sunday to Saturday, mainly performed on the north of Sudan, with diving around the most amazing reefs of this sea area. The first stop of the journey is Wind-gate reef, where the famous sunk Italian ship Umbria is resting with her history and all her fully untouched cargo. Going on to the north, the high and imposing Sanganeb lighthouse stands out over this enchanted seaside. The big gray sharks and a close army of barracudas and jack fishes, have elected as their dwell a 35 meters plateau, on the south cape of Sanganeb. Here the wall sinks into the blue and there we’ll see the curious hammer sharks but, care less about the divers, may be they will climb slowly with a lithe dance up to the top and again disappear in the dip blue.

The next stop is Sha'ab Rumi, a rich of surprises reef, we’ll dive on the plateau close to the pass where Cousteau in 1964 built his laboratory. On seeing the abandoned dwells fully covered of colored corals, it will be a marvelous spectacle. Very close to the south cape of Sha'ab Rumi, from a facing to dip blue platform you can approach shoals of gray and hammer sharks; the dwelling barracudas here sometimes are so compact to darken the sunlight. Not so far toward the north, there is Sha'ab Saudi reef. Upturned on the reef and covered of gorgeous madrepores, the Blue Belle wreck is resting, inside we can admire enormous tropical groupers.



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