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

Sudan Land and Sea

This perfect romantic itinerary of 10 or 11 days organized only in October makes it possible to dive the famous dive sites of the North, to snorkel with mantas near Mesharifa island and with dolphins at Shaab Rumi, to explore natural parks of lonely islands rich in breathtaking scenery, to observe innumerable flocks of birds, to discover untouched scenery below and above the water.
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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. 



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. 

Qita el Banna

Steep walls of the reef densely covered with hard and soft corals drop off to 500m depth offering a spectacular wall-dive. Hammerheads, grey and white-tip sharks, pelagics, coral fish, mantas are spotted here.


An iron pylon rising 30m above the sea marks the barrier reef of Abington. This area hides dozens of beautiful reefs covered with gorgonians where shoals of fusiliers, jacks, trevallies, tuna, jacks are cruising around. Mantas, white-tip sharks, hammerheads are slowly patrolling the reef walls. Lion-fishes and rays are hiding in the caves. The wealth of micro-fauna on this wall is truly unique with a multitude of small creatures in innumerable cracks.


A beautiful famous deep reef covered densely with soft corals of all colours where it is usual to spot hammerheads, grey and white-tip sharks, tiger sharks, enormous schools of barracudas, pelagic fish, tuna, jacks, snappers and glassfish. In the cracks of the wall there are rich anemone gardens with accompanying them clownfishes.


The most impressive steep-walled dive-site in the Northern itinerary, Merlo is a reef of red and black whip  corals, soft corals, large sponges with stingrays, morays, trigger fish, unicorn fish clouding the reef and trevallies, jacks, barracudas and sharks patrolling the scenary. 

Shaab Qumeira

This coral reef with a large shipwreck on its eastern side is rarely visited by safari yachts. It is full of healthy marine life: abundance of soft and hard corals, coral fish attracting schools of pelagics, reef sharks and hammerheads.

Mesharifa island

Mesherifa island surrounded by a coral lagoon famous for mantas gathering here for mating season is best to visit from September to early November after the active phase is over and mantas stay in a vast lagoon feeding and preparing for a long journey away. 


One of the most beautiful reefs to the far North from Port Sudan, Pfaifer is a triangular formation with 2 detached ergs exposed to the open blue and combining the beauty of a lush coral garden and a gathering point of sharks, pelagics, hammerheads

Khor Shinab Bay

Fantastic Khor Shinab Bay, a rare place on Earth without a sign of human presence - a glistening specular ribbon curling into the vast pink Martian desert between tender turquoise shoals, ancient red rocks, white plains spangled with millions of ancient shells, with flocks of flamingo relaxing in the coves, tranquil silhouettes of wild camels framing the mountains and endless colorful reefs under the water.

Ras Abu Shagara

An underwater aquarium is another name of this site as it is bursting with life: shoaling squirrel-fish, red groupers, clouds of butterfly fish, emperor fish, angelfish populating massive coral towers rising up from 30 m depth in the middle of the blue.

Taila Islets

These paradise white sand and green bush islands are situated not far from the coastline opposite spectacular mountain ridge. The islands surrounded by the most transparent waters are home for the uncountable flocks of birds: pelicans, herons, sea-gulls, albatrosses, hawks, eagles. The seascape is truly unforgettable and the sunsets are amazing here.

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.