locate the most beautiful
Dive Spots in Sudan on our Map.
Sudan (officially the Republic of Sudan) (Arabic: السودان
as-Sūdān) is the largest country in Africa and the Arab World, and
tenth largest country in the world by area.
Many Diving Areas are still untouched and amazing for every Diver. If
you are an Beginner or Advanced, diving in Sudan is an unforgetable
Experience for everyone. Have a look to the small Island and see
Hammersharks and other beautiful Creatures as you can see them just
Here a small description of some Dive Spots from an experienced Sudanese Diver (Jackie, Hassan Saleh Dura)
most famous site in the north is Angarosh, or Um El Qurush - "mother of
sharks". A small pillar rising up from a seabed 700 m down, which is a
good place for sighting big silvertip sharks (Carcharhinus
Albimarginatus) and schooling hammerheads.
by is Abington Reef which also presents a good chance for shark
sightings. Closer to shore in this area you will find Donganeb Bay and
the Mesharifa Channel. In September October each year, the mantas
gather there to play. As many as 30 manta rays can be seen during one
dive. Even further north is the Elba Reef a huge reef with a plateau to
the north and to the south. To the south one can find the wreck of
the Labanzo. A big ship which went under in the early 1900's. It is a
very seldom visited wreck, and has lots of Sherry bottles laying
everywhere on the bottom.
Shab Suadi: (Blue Belt)
is the most northerly of the reefs visited by the day boats in Sudan,
it is here that the wreck of the Blue Belt lies, she is a fairly modern
freighter. The bow is at 15m and the stern lies in 70m, please observe
the dive limit of 40m and watch out for Tiger sharks who are known to
inhabit the deeper parts of the wreck.
is the home of the famous Cousteau habitat "Precontinent II" put down
in 1963. You will dive this impressive structure including the
equipment shed and the flying saucer and by amazed what was achieved
over 35 years ago. The feature of this site is how the sea has taken
over the remains with a delicate encrustation of corals.
Shab Rumi south point
dive could seriously be called challenging as the reef is swept be
strong currents. The gentle slope takes you to 20mts and from there the
wall drops to 700mts. On all sides of this reef you will find all the
species of the Red Sea, including large Barracudas and large Sharks
which will come close to investigate. Night diving here is in the
A stunning reef
rising from a depth of 800mts this is a truly amazing reef. The small
coral island has a British built lighthouse and the diving is
everything any diver could wish for, with rich displays of hard and
soft corals, large schools of Barracuda and large Grey reef sharks. In
the deeper water you will find Hammerheads passing in large groups.
Wingate Reef (Umbria)
reef is the last resting place of the wreck of the Umbria, to divers a
name nearly as famous as the Thistlegorm. She went down on 9th June
1940 while carrying war materials including 300,000 bombs for the
Italian troops in East Africa. How or why she went down is a bit of a
mystery but here are many stories I am sure you will hear. The wreck
lies on her port side in 35-40mts of water.