A prestigious Liveaboard dive trip to the Red Sea (15/03 – 23/03)
Suddenly feeling the urge to get away from it all? Get away with us to Sudan for some spring holiday and for some of the best scuba diving to be found in the World. Anyone who has ever been diving in Sudan, has never returned disappointed. That’s a promise!
Get far enough south in the Red Sea and you won’t see other safari boats, Liveaboards, or over-dived reefs – just marine life, and lots of it!
Sudan is known as the gem of the Red Sea and with reason! Mostly famous for its sharks, schools of barracuda, untouched coral reefs and mainly in the south, for the large schools of hammerheads. And no wonder that Captain Cousteau built his underwater observatory here the parts of which can still be explored by scuba divers. On the last day of the tour when the boat sails back to the harbor, we will visit the Island of Suakin, which was once the main port city in the Red Sea. Today it is a white virtual ghost town, famous for its houses built from coral “bricks”. The number of boats in Sudan offering diving safaris is about 8-9 (while in Egypt there are hundreds), so during the trip, you will not meet other boats and do not have to fight for space underwater with other divers.
The Ultimate Sudan itinerary is just that – the ultimate tour to experience some of the best dive sites from the North and the South combined in one exciting safari. Sanganeb is Sudan’s first National Marine Park rich in marine life with over 120 different coral species.
Shaab Jibna (or Jumna) is a charming site with caves and walls marked by lots of cracks and crevices for fish to swim around along with hammerheads that the place is famous for. Cousteau conducted his underwater experiments at Shaab Rumi, a shallow reef with steep walls. It is exciting to discover the devices and buildings used for the experiments which are still lying on the sea floor, giving us a glimpse into life here decades ago. Shaab Rumi is famous for its varying shark species and it is the best place to meet hammerheads during the spring season. The wreck of Umbria is sheltered by the Wingate Reef. The Italian cargo ship is over 150m long and is still loaded with the military cargo (bombs, ammunition, detonators) she was carrying in WWII when she was stopped at Port Sudan. The crew sank its own ship not to allow the cargo into the hands of the enemy. Today this is an excellent wreck to dive with great visibility.
M/Y Cassiopeia, your 5 star home for 7 nights
Our boat was built with the vision of comfort and safety. Thanks to the large spaces and the huge sun deck, you will not feel confined during the 1-week safari. Everyone returns home from the safaris relaxed and rested. The crew’s kindness and experience guarantee quality service. The spacious lounge area is air-conditioned and well equipped with electronics and furnished according to European style. The comfortable 100-square-metre sun deck provides plenty of space for sun seekers, as well as shaded area. Comfortable deck chairs and cushioned seats make time more pleasant. There is a smaller sun deck in front of the captain’s bridge. The same extensive upper sun deck provides shaded areas for reading and spending time in the fresh sea air as well as uncovered areas with sun beds and cushions for sunbathing. with a great view onto the sea ahead. Diving preparation is made easy and comfortable by the large dive deck and the extensive diving platform, perfect for groups entering the water at the same time. Showers on the platform are available to rinse off and there is also storage for the camera equipment.
The shisha room is a must here too. It is the most popular “corner” on the boat. Original Egyptian shisha is available to enjoy along with some hot tea and coffee. The Arabian music and the Oriental feeling will leave the guests with memorable experiences.
8D7N Sudan MV Cassiopeia Liveaboard Package
S$1,959 diver (Twin Sharing single or double bed)
S$2,439 per diver (Twin Sharing – Honeymoon Suite)
– 2 way land transfer between Port Sudan Airport and Liveaboard
– 7N full board accommodation onboard MV Cassiopeia
– Up to 21 guided boat dives including 5 night dives
– Weights and tanks
– Return airfare Singapore – Dubai – Port Sudan and related taxes
– Sudanese Expense of EUR 251
– Compulsory dive insurance
– Equipment rental
– Personal expenses
– Crew tip
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