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About Sudan

The best way to experience Sudan is on a liveaboard departing from southern Egypt. You fly to Egypt and depart from Port Ghalib. This means that you also have the opportunity to dive the southern parts of Egypt, for example St Johns, on your way to Sudan. You will have plenty of time to enjoy some of the Red Sea's absolute best dive sites while enjoying the comfort aboard a fantastic liveaboard. You will not spend any time on land in Sudan.

Photo credit: Martin Örnroth, Robert Hansson and Ingvar Eliasson

Sudan Travel info

Please note that as flights into the Port Sudan area are difficult, unpredictable, and in our opinion, unsafe, Scuba Travel has chosen to not work with any boats that depart directly from Sudan. You will depart from, and arrive to, an Egyptian port.

  • Time: +3 GMT
  • Currency: Sudanese Dinar, US dollar
  • Language: Arabic is the official language
  • Visa: Must be purchased upon arrival to Sudan and costs approximately 400 Euros. The liveaboard crew will assist with this. The Sudan fee includes not only a special Sudan visa, (divers receive the entry and the departure stamp so that the boat doesn't have to go to Port Sudan again once diving is completed in Sudan), it also includes the Sudan passport registration and tourism fees, as well as fees in Egypt, as the boat is leaving from and returning to an Egyptian port.
  • Health: Keep in mind that you will need to take all necessary medicine with you, ie: against sea sickness, colds or prescription medications. Recommendations: Bifolac or similar (check with your local pharmacy), that helps to build up a good bacteria culture in the stomach, and Immodium or similar that helps with tourist diarrhea. Headache tablets, nose spray (one that will not dry out the nasal membrane) and sea/ motion sickness tablets are all useful to have. **Remember not to drink water from anything but an unopened bottle!
  • Recompression chamber: There are no chambers in Sudan. The nearest chamber is in Marsa Alam, Egypt.
  • Country code: +249
  • Electricity: 220 volt.
  • Tipping: Recommended. Ca 10% of the total amount is customary.
  • Weather: The northern coast of Sudan has a warm and dry desert climate, with large differences in night and day temperatures.
  • Clothing & Traditions: Sudan practices the Islamic Sharia law. Alcohol and pornographic materials are not allowed to be imported. We recommend conservative dress if you are on the Sudanese mainland. Weather: The northern coast of Sudan has a warm and dry desert climate, with large differences in night and day temperatures.

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