MSY Elegante will take you Sudan and Djibouti, two of the World's most unique diving destinations.
The coast of Sudan has remained wild and untouched, with less than a thousand Divers venturing there every year.
To diving connoisseurs, Sudan's dive sites at Sanganeb, Angarosh, Sha'ab Rumi and Cousteau's Pre-continent all sound very familiar and evoke unforgettable dives. This is the place to see schools of Hammerheads with a colorful Coral backdrop, White-tip, Grey, Silk, Tiger Sharks and Longimanus regularly pass by the points of these famous reefs. But this is not only the best place to admire Sharks; pristine reefs are incredibly rich in underwater life and visited by Turtles, Mantas, schools of Barracudas & Dolphins.
Scuba diving in Djibouti will surprise Divers with the amount of diversity available in this amazing country.
The Republic of Djibouti is located on the Horn of Africa, bordered by Eritrea, Somalia & Ethiopia, with the Red Sea to the North, Indian Ocean to the South and the Gulf of Aden on it's doorstep, it gives access to some of the World's most famous bodies of water and is sure to be an absolute mecca for scuba diving.
Djibouti scuba diving is probably best known for the large numbers of the majestic Whale Sharks in it's waters. Over 200 species exist, spread out over several fabulous dive spots, and supporting huge numbers of Reef fish, including schools of Jacks, Snappers and Barracuda.
Famous World Underwater Photographers and Divers including Hans Hass, Leni Riefenthal, Folco Quilici, Raimondo Boucher, Gianfranco Bernabei, Mario Morra, Paolo e Giuseppe Notarbartolo, Umberto Pellizzari, Jeremy Stafford Deitsch, sailed on MSY Elegante and all agree this is truly an Underwater Paradise.
What you can expect
The Elegante boat is a beautiful schooner with Italian management completely renovated in summer 2009. Elegante boat can provide high comfort, thanks to a good distribution of interior and exterior spaces. There are 7 Double Cabins with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning for guests. Elegante can accommodate 14 people comfortably.
To discover “Elegante”, means letting yourself be conquered by nature, living closely in touch with the Sudanese Red Sea. Wide comfortable surroundings and modern equipment will make your holiday unique and exclusive. Onboard we have three electric generators and two air compressors to refill cylinders, with electric and petrol engine, these double systems avoid any possible failure for a good result of cruises.
The diving in Sudan and Djibouti is simply stunning
The diving is challenging, the Guides and Crew are very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The boat itself is great – probably one of the best in these two 'off the beaten track' destinations. In MSY Elegante, there’s plenty of space to relax, a huge Sundeck, and a spacious Dive Deck. The food is fantastic and the cabins comfortable and well appointed.
Elegante organize Dive Safaris for 7 and 11 Nights, or even longer, with different itineraries. During the trip it will be possible to dive in some amazing dive spots, It is also possible to visit some very beautiful islands to spend time bird-watching. To help reach the best possible entry point at the dive sites, the Captain deploys a rubber dinghy which will be moored close to the diving point until the emergence of the Divers.
How to Get to Sudan
There are direct flights to Port Sudan from Cairo and Khartoum. Khartoum has direct flights from many cities in Africa and the Middle East, but most European visitors transit through Egypt. Most people fly into Cairo International Airport. It is well serviced by over 70 International Airlines from Europe, the US, Africa and Asia.
HOW DO I GET TO DJIBOUTI
Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.