Itineraries

A rich collection of itineraries in Egyptian and Sudanese Red sea for divers, cruise travelers and watersports-lovers

Wingate reef & Umbria wreck

The Umbria built in Hamburg in 1912 and sunk in 1940 near Port Sudan is known as one of the best wrecks in the world to dive, so attracting divers to Sudan. 155m long, 18m wide, she rests almost intact with its precious cargo at the depth of 5-35m. On its final voyage in 1940, being in the hands of the Italians transporting over 350,000 bombs, cars, ammunition she was scuttled by the captain and sank in order not to be captured by British troops. It is possible to dive all around the wreck and to penetrate easily to the most of the sections. 



 

Sanganeb

The large coral barrier 14 miles from Port Sudan where the famous British built lighthouse of 1906 rises up. It is possible to go up to the top of it between the dives. The reef forested by table corals is a home to large shoals of pelagics, colorful reef fish and an abundance of reef sharks.


Shaab Rumi

A stunning reef covered with soft and hard corals densely inhabited with shoals of snappers, whirls of barracudas, wrasses, bump-head parrot-fish, jacks, sweet-lips, grey sharks, hammerheads. The lagoon of the reef is famous for dolphins encounters playing on the waves.

Precontinent II

Famous relics of the underwater village built by the team of Jacques Cousteau in 1963 where his team of aquanauts used to spend days making an experiment of living under water. Shaab Rumi reef was a base for anchoring the habitats which are still there as a museum of the famous experiment. 

Shaab Suedi

Running parallel to the coast this 7 miles reef hosting the Blue Bell wreck, a ship which was carrying a cargo of Toyota cars to Port Sudan in 1977, hit the reef Shaab Suedi and sank. For 40 years the ship stayed on the reef and was famous among divers, but in 2013 it slipped to 100m depth. Toyota jeeps and trucks still top off the reef. The northern part of the reef is a dense colorful forest of table corals.



Important Note

The time, sites and ports of this itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notice due to weather conditions or other factors. Direct transfers to/from the yacht are always included. Egyptian Cruising Company reserves the right to cancel the booking for the safety of passengers if it is not possible to change the time and route due to poor weather conditions.