Big South - Sudan - DUNE Liveaboard



Big South – Sudan

11 Days

Trip itinerary

Arrival at Port Sudan's International Airport.
25 min bus ride to go to the marina.
Welcome briefing.
Cabin attribution.
Document checking (diving card, logbook, insurance etc.)
Payment of marine taxes and visa.
Installation of your diving equipment.
Small briefing about life on board and safety instructions.

The ship will depart from the marina early in the morning to reach the first dive site of the week. Wake-up call at about 8:00am. Hot drinks and biscuits will be available. Your guide will introduce the crew. Then you will have your first briefing for the “check” dive on a site called Windgate Reef. The guides will tell you everything you need to know about the diving safety instructions and environmental protection. A breakfast will be served after the dive then you will sail to the second dive site of the day : Protector. Then you will head south to reach site where you will spend a quiet and peaceful night, moored behind a big reef. Before dinner, the guides will give you a presentation on the sharks of the Red Sea.

At the break of dawn, after a short navigation, your guides will choose 3 sites for this day of exploring the waters of the deep south. You will discover an abundant fauna and a rich flora. After the third dive, the captain will choose the most comfortable spot to moor the boat and spend a comfortable night.

3 new dives in the deep south will be proposed. You will have
a unique opportunity to encounter hammerhead sharks, grey
sharks and whitetip reef sharks. You will then spend a
comfortable night moored behind a big reef.

Two dives in the deep south before starting going north towards Suakin and its wonderful dive sites. The last dive can be a night dive on Sha'ab Ambar where we will stay overnight.

The boat will leave the lagoon during the night to head towards 3 different dive sites : Kerry's reef, Nahalat or Logan and Sha'ab Ambar south. We will spend another night in the lagoon.

After a sailing time of about 2 hours, the first two dives will take place on Jumma's reef. After the second dive, the Nemo will sail for about 4 hours to the very famous reef of Sha'ab Rumi. The last dive of the day will be on the vestiges of Cousteau's Pre-Continent 2 expedition.

The first two dives will be on Sha'ab Rumi's southern reef-flat where you will encounter all the species the Sudanese waters are famous for. A night dive on Pre-Continent 2 will be proposed.

It is not uncommon to do the first dive of the day on Sha'ab Rumi's southern reef-flat Then the Nemo will leave the site and sail for 1h30 to reach Sanganeb Marine Park and dive on the northern part of the reef. Between the dives you will have the opportunity to visit the 50m-high lighthouse and admire the panoramic view. The last dive of the day will take place on the southern reef-flat. You will then sail one last time towards Windgate Reef where you will spend the night.

Day 10 :

For this last day at sea, two dives on the famous shipwreck of the Umbria will be on the menu. After the last dive, you will rinse your diving equipment and go back to the marina.

Day 11 :

A visit of Port-Sudan in a traditional tuk-tuk (typical motor taxi) will be proposed (no obligation, of course) : 30€/tuk-tuk (3 passengers). Divers who do not wish to do the visit can stay on board but will have to vacate their cabin for the cleaning of the boat. Bus transfer to the airport.

Trip & Price Details

Embark on an epic 11-day dive expedition with Dune Sudan Liveaboard aboard the luxurious vessel, Alia. This meticulously planned itinerary, "Big South," promises an unforgettable journey through the remote and pristine dive sites in the southern regions of Sudan.

Big South – Sudan

11 Days
From USD 2963
/ Adult

Price Inclusion

Included in the price

  • 11 days and 10 nights on board in a shared double cabin (single cabin available with an extra fee) full board (includes tea, instant coffee, water and soft drinks)
  • 25 dives package with a 12 L tanks (DIN or INT), and weights (w/o the belt).
  • Nitrox is free of charge.
  • Environmental Taxes

Excluded in the price

  • Visa (145$ to be paid upon arrival)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Cancellation and assistance insurance
  • Rental of diving equipment, diving computer, diving lamps
  • Diving courses
  • Assistance and visa delivery
  • Extras nights or day use before and after the liveaboard
  • Transfers airport/hotel or hotel/airport in case of day use before and after the liveaboard
  • Additional activities at the end of the cruise
  • Tips for the crew (50 euros/pers for the week to be given at the end of the stay) and at the discretion of the client.
  • Drinks such as beer, wine, and espresso