Some operators are running liveaboard trips directly from the country along it’s coastal waters out to some fantastic dive sites, which rival even the best Egypt has to offer. And the biggest advantage is the lack of tourists here. Most sites are completely empty all day, and you rarely have to share a sit with another group of divers, making Sudan quite contrasting with Egypt in this respect.

Trips depart and return from Port Sudan, north of the International Airport. There are two main routes that liveaboards take; either a more traversed northern routes which includes dive sites and reefs closer to the shore; or the southern route, which takes divers to the rarely visited islands and reefs in the Suakin Archipelago. The northern and central routes are the most well known and dived due to their closeness to Port Sudan. Here divers find healthy reefs with loads of fish, much like the southern sites in Egypt, but with less divers.

But the real jewel of Sudan are the southern dive sites. Here in the Suakin Archipelago, boats are far enough from Port Sudan and without comfortable lagoon anchorages, so that it is rare to see any other boats in the entire region. These sites are all about the pelagic fish and sharks of all kinds. Here it is possible to see hammerheads, tigers, oceanic white tips and bull sharks along with many schools of barracudas, jacks, and tunas. For southern route cruises, it is recommended to have at least 100 logged dives and your advanced certification.

The seasons for diving are mostly in the hot summer months, when water temperatures are warmest, but liveaboards operate here year round. During the winters, cold air and water dominate, but it give an excellent chance to see larger predator sharks. But for southern cruises, it is possible only in April - May and June or October.

Recommended Diving Liveaboards

Odyssey Red Sea

From 195 USD/Day
The Odyssey is a 40 m long steal boat, which was built in 2012 especially for the requirements of divers. This new Luxury boat is cruising both in Egypt and Sudan to offer amazing adventures to (...)


From 139 USD/Day
Atlantis is a luxury liveaboard. It offers trips in the Red Sea (Egypt and Sudan according to the season) and can host up to 24 divers on board. Liveaboard Atlantis was built in Egypt in 2007. (...)

Royal Evolution

From 120 USD/Day
With his 39 meters long, the Royal Evolution can welcome 24 guests on bord. 17 crew will be here for your comfort. The vessel offers 12 cabins. The Royal Evolution will be your boat for a nice (...)


From 121 USD/Day
Aldebaran is a mid-budget standard liveaboard that provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodate maximum 20 guests. ### Boat Aldebaran is a 35m long (...)

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Betel Gueser

From 139 USD/Day
Betel Gueser is a professional dive liveaboard that provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodating a maximum of 22 guests. Liveaboard Betel Gueser is (...)

BluSudan Dolce Vita

From 193 USD/Day
BluSudan Dolce Vita is meaning of Relax while diving for us, This boat has a nice way of cruising, calm and smooth and will bring you to the best dive sites of Sudan. Liveaboard BluSudan Dolce (...)


From 139 USD/Day
The Elegante is a beautiful sailing ship providing dive trips in the Sudanese Red Sea area with diving around the most amazing reefs of this region. It can host 14 guests maximum on board. (...)

Seawolf Dominator

From 104 USD/Day
Dominator is a 36 m long and 8.5 m wide boat and was built in 2007 specifically for diving safaris and completely renovated in 2012. It will cruise on all Egypt Red sea itineraries, from Tiran (...)