Dahrak Abid, the southernmost reef in the Sudanese Red Sea, lies 220km south of Port Sudan. The Eritrean border is only 30km from here. A populous bird colony lives undisturbed on this flat, 500m-long island.
This week we have received not only good news and breathtaking images from Sudan but a fresh, hot-of-the-press video surprise … off the back of a bird. Yes, you heard it right!
Did you know all these facts from the Red Sea? Why is the Red Sea called the Red Sea? How many species of fish are living there? What is the average water temperature of the Red Sea?
If we are talking about the Sudanese Red Sea, we must emphasise that you can expect to dive with sharks at most dive sites. Sudan’s truly unique trait is when you are surrounded by a school of sharks so large, you cannot see beyond it and even the most experienced dive guides used to seeing plenty of sharks are left in an awe.
If by any chance you and/or your guests are able to extend your holiday by 1 week, we would like to welcome you for a second week and offer you 50% OFF from the boat rate.
This is not the first time we have seen pilot whales in Sudan this year but this time around we were actually able to snap a few photos of them. Whale or dolphin?
Cheese is used to lure mice. How about sharks? Sharks do not need to be lured. At least not in Sudan. The giant groupers swarming near the reefs provide a good enough reason for the presence of larger predators.
Are you planning on diving in 2014? Here are a couple of ideas where you could… We chose a few from the most beautiful and most exciting dive sites which you must definitely see in the Sudanese Red Sea!
There was a rare sighting in the Port Sudan harbour last week, none other than the unusual line-up of stars. The ideal thing would be to see the line-up for yourself but for those of you who are not in the neighbourhood these days, we will tell you what you could see.
The safety of our divers is enhanced on both our liveaboards – M/Y Cassiopeia and M/Y Andromeda – by our Nautilus Lifeline diver search and locate security system.