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

Sudan North

A 170 miles diving trip including legendary Shaab Rumi reef and Precontinent II - underwater station of Jacque Cousteau, marine park Sanganeb, amazing reefs Angarosh, Qita el Banna and Shaab Suedi, mysterious 155m wreck Umbria.
To reduce navigation time and let guests enjoy splendid dive-sites longer the itinerary runs "one-way" with the back transfer to the port by a comfortable bus.

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. 


A vast sheltered lagoon offering safe haven for boats in the night. It is full of marine life, the visibility is perfect - an ideal place for a night dive.

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.