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South: Suakin a Taste of Adventure

8 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.

Day 2 :

The Sudan will leave the marina early in the morning to reach the first dive site of the week. Wake-up call at about 7:00am and breakfast. Your guide will introduce the crew. Then you will have your first briefing for the “check” dive on a site called Sha'ab Ambar East. The guides will tell you everything you need to know about the diving safety instructions and environmental protection. After the dive, you will sail to the second dive site of the day : Sha'ab Ambar South. The boat will spend the night in a lagoon where a pod of spinner dolphins lives. Before dinner, the guide will give you a presentation on the sharks of the Red Sea.

Day 3 :

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.

Day 4 :

On that day we will start going down to the very famous dive site of Sha'ab Rumi. After a first dive chosen by your guides, the boat will sail for 1h30 to Quita El Banna and its steep drop-offs. It will then sail for another 4h30 to reach Sha'ab Rumi and moor there. The last dive of the day will take place among the vestiges of Cousteau's Pre-Continent 2 expedition.

Day 5 :

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.

Day 6 :

It is not uncommon to do the first dive of the day on Sha'ab Rumi's southern reef-flat Then the Sudan 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 7 :

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 8 :

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 exhilarating 8-day liveaboard adventure with Dune Liveaboard aboard the luxurious vessel, Alia. This thoughtfully crafted itinerary, "South: Suakin - A Taste of Adventure," promises a perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and thrilling exploration in the diverse underwater realms of the Red Sea.

South: Suakin a Taste of Adventure

8 Days
From USD 2001
/ Adult

Price Inclusion

Included in the price

  • 6 days full board (includes tea, instant coffee, water and soft drinks)
  • 7 nights on board in a shared double cabin (single cabin available with an extra fee)
  • 16 dives package divided from Sunday to Friday with a
  • 12 L tanks (DIN or INT), and weights (w/o the belt).
  • Nitrox is free of charge.

Excluded in the price

  • Visa (145$ to be paid upon arrival)
  • Government taxes such as follows : 7 Nights itinerary : 187€ ; 10Nights and 11 Nights itinerary 223€ ; 14 Nights itinerary 250€ (to be paid in cash upon arrival, please kindly provide change)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Cancellation and assistance insurance
  • Rental of diving equipment, diving computer, diving lamps, SMB
  • 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 (7€ advised per person per day to be given at the end of the stay) and at the discretion of the client.
  • Drinks such as beer, wine, and espress

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