Known as the wild side of the Red Sea, Sudan offers hammerhead shark encounters and fascinating wrecks, but a lack of infrastructure makes this diving hotspot best accessed by liveaboard.
Just south of Egypt, Sudan’s Red Sea holds dozens of world class dive sites yet only a handful of divers visit each year. Chief among the reasons to dive Sudan are fascinating shipwrecks (like the Umbria), tons of sharks and colorful coral reefs. Oceanic whitetips, hammerheads and thresher sharks can all be encountered. When you’re bored of the big stuff, you can dive over healthy coral reefs with about 800 species of fish. However, due to a lack of scuba diving infrastructure in this region of Sudan, the Red Sea is best dived from a liveaboard. Most of the liveaboard cruises in Sudan last between 6 and 10 nights, and the best time to visit is from March to June or October to November.