Unlike many popular diving destinations, Sudan features truly unspoiled marine life, healthy shark population, massive schools of fish, virgin coral reefs and vivid underwater scenery. Diving conditions here are more extreme here compared to the Egyptian part of the Red Sea, so Sudan definitely tends to be the destination for more experienced divers.
Not only does Sudan stand out with the beauty of its underwater landscapes, but also the area carries the vast history as a research platform. The world’s famous Precontinent II a.k.a Conshelf at Sha’ab Rumi off Sudan was built as an underwater “research village” carried out by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his team in 1963. This was a pioneering research project conceived by the legendary marine explorer. Five divers lived on Conshelf II for a month to examine the physiological and psychological effects of living underwater.
The best time to dive in Sudan is from February to June. The months from February to April are also known as a hammerhead season.
Get ready for some thrilling shark dives! So what species of sharks do we see? Always lots of grey reef sharks – and unlike the grey in Egypt, they don’t mind people around them so they are happy to hang around. White tip reef sharks are also common but rarely get to be noticed because of the Hammerheads, the Silkies, the Silvertips, the Tiger, the Lemon Shark and the Whale Sharks (in decreasing likelihood of sightings).
We can discover the breathtaking “Umbria” wreck which sank during World War II in 1940, and remains in perfect condition and hosts a wide variety of cargo such wines, cement, lot of weaponry & 3 Fiat vehicles.
Enjoy the outstanding rich marine life, the formation of hard & soft coral, the stunning dive sites along with the remarkable landscape.