A magical and surprising country
"It is the place where marine life is the most concentrated on the planet"
This is how J.Cousteau, the famous French oceanographer described Sudan. Coloured reefs, mysterious wrecks, manta-rays, caranx and barracuda.... and obviously schools of enchanting and elegant hammerhead sharks. A diving cruise in Sudan will offer you strong emotions and unforgettable experiences.
A trip in Sudan is for sure a special experience; this country is full of history and of charm with a unique marine life, which gives a hint of the amazing appeal of the big African continent. It is much easier to reach Port Sudan nowadays. There are flights via Dubai with Emirates, giving you the opportunity to stop over to visit on the way in, or on the way back, this unique Middle-Eastern city which is a combination of a modern and dynamic business hub with an old Arabic historical city centre.
Sudan is an Afro-Arab country of North Africa; it is bordered by Egypt to the North, Libya to the North-West, Eritrea and the Red Sea to the North-East, Ethiopia to the East, South Sudan to the South, Central African Republic to the South-West and Chad to the West. The river Nile divides the country in two parts: the Western- and the Eastern side.
In Sudan, many people have both Arab and African ancestry and the culture is a mix of influences from the Nile region and from the Arabian Peninsula. The majority of Sudan’s population is now Muslim (97%), belonging overwhelmingly to the Sunni branch, after the independence in July 2011 of the mainly Animist and Christian population of South Sudan.
Sudan has a desert climate, very hot during summer, pleasant and moderate during spring and autumn and mild during wintertime. The best underwater ‘encounters’ are during spring and autumn periods.