Sudan

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of Sudan

To describe Sudan in a single word it would be: SHARKS. Sudan is the shark paradise for shark lovers. Adventurous divers can experience huge schools of Hammer Heads, Grey Reefs as well as many other pelagics. Sudan is nearly void of industry and the hot climate makes it a burden for all but the most die hard fishermen. This is a boon for adventurous divers, since we prefer our sharks under the water where they belong.

How to get there: There are two airlines that connect flights to Port Sudan: Nile Air which connects out of Cairo International Airport (CAI) on Mondays and Fridays and Fly Dubai which connects through Dubai International Airport (DXB) also on Mondays and Fridays. Both Airlines are convenient and well reputed. You can also plan some extra time to visit historic Cairo or modern Dubai, depending where you choose to fly through. Please not that both are budget airline and may only advertise pricing a few months before your departure time.
When: When: M.V Liberty will be in Sudan from 16th February 2018 and our last trip planned will be on 4th May 2018 before sailing back to Egypt.
Non optional extra costs for Sudan are:

Visa: $155 payable upon arrival. It is far cheaper to apply for a tourist visa from your local Sudanese Embassy.

Tourist Fees: €200 which include your transfers, port fees and some governmental fees.

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The North Sudan route is for divers who feel they need to explore more sites to increase their chances of the famous Sudanese Hammer Head Encounter. So we travel North to the world renowned Angerosh Reef. Angerosh is a tough dive and requires good skills and situational awareness to make sure the strong currents do not seperate dive teams.

We normally Spend a day at Rumi then sail up to Angerosh for the day and spend the night in the safe anchorage of Shampire before heading back to Rumi for another day before heading back.



the dive sites


Sanageb National park is a marvel!
Consisting of more than 120 reefs and creating a vast environmental complex that gives life to 1000's of marine species and billions of individual creatures.
The cliffs and gorges, the schools of Shark flying past and the sheer beauty of the corals will take your breath away.







Shaab Rumi may be the single most amazing dive site IN THE WORLD!
just 5 hours sailing from Port Sudan it is one of Cousteau's favorite sites.
Home to the famous and coveted "Pre-Continent 2" that was used to experiment if a group of divers could survive for several weeks under water.
The southern most side is the most well known dive site and resembles a balcony stretching out to the open sea across and amazing plateau and surrounded by the steep walls busting with life.
The Hammerheads, Greys and Barracuda will become your best friends :)
And when we say Greys… we mean 5, 10… probably 20 ;)

 

The Umbria is said to be one of the most beautiful wrecks in the world and came to rest on her port side at Wingate Reef. She was an Italian freighter and rests at only 45 minutes sailing from Port Sudan. In May 1940, the Umbria set sail from Naples with a cargo of 360,000 bombs in preparation for Italy joining the Second World War.

On the 9th June, when close to Port Sudan, HMS Grimsby forced the Umbria to anchor close to shore for an inspection of her cargo. The following day the captain of the Umbria (Captain Lorenzo Muiesan) heard on the radio that Italy had formally declared war. Knowing this news, Captain Lorenzo Muiesan, distracted the British forces and ordered his engineer to open all valves on the Umbria.

Her fate was decided and she sank to the bottom of Wingate Reef where she is lying perfectly protected inside the reef. This 150m wreck lies at a max 40m over on her port side, her starboard side just breaking the surface. The funnel & mast have long since collapsed and liferafts are scattered on the seabed around her. An initial investigation can be done by snorkel, as there’s little current. The hull and handrails are heavily encrusted and the holds are open and easily entered. The starboard propeller is intact and clear of the bottom so makes for an excellent photo opportunity at 18m. Spanish Dancers, crabs, lobsters and small octopus have made their homes here and sharks are often seen prowling in open water.

Anecdotally named; Angerosh simply means: "The Place where there are Sharks" since there are truly an astounding number of sharks to be seen on this reef's 2 plateaus.
Angerosh is a superb dive site to be surrounded by sharks for easy photography.
Also be prepared to receive a visit from Angerosh's friendly Mantas and schooling Barakuda.