Book 2 and the 3rd is free on Andromeda in Sudan!

The Sudanese Red Sea is equally spectacular if not better! The more experienced and adventurous divers have been coming here for years but as the word spreads of pristine reefs, healthy shark populations and fantastic wrecks, it’s becoming more and more popular so you may want to keep that to yourself! So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our expert dive consultants to arrange your perfect Red Sea boat vacation!

And now we would like to announce our brand NEW promotion:

Our February, 2014 promotion in Sudan – the special THREE on Andromeda!

Read more about our promotion at www.cassiopeiasafari.com!

3for2 on Andromeda in Sudan

Sudan Liveaboard Scuba Diving Safaris

Suddenly feeling the urge to get away from it all? Get away to Sudan for some winter sun and some of the best scuba diving to be found in the World. Get far enough south in the Red Sea and you won’t see other safari boats, or overdived reefs – just marine life, and lots of it!

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Sudan scuba diving Liveaboard

We are preparing our next season in SUDAN FOR 2014. We are planning 18 scuba diving weeks. Our Sudan itineraries have been expanded with the one-of-a-kind true adventure 1-week and 2-week DEEP SOUTH TOUR and the exciting ULTIMATE SUDAN TOUR with the combination of North and South dive sites. And we still offer the traditional NORTH AND SOUTH TOURS from which to choose on our Liveaboards M/Y Andromeda and M/Y Cassiopeia.

Sudan scuba Liveaboard

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South Sudan – Black-Belt Diver Paradise!

Just like Christopher Columbus, we have also taken to seeing the world and our destination was the deep southern region of the Red Sea. We had heard lots of tales about this place and we wanted to see for ourselves if the amazing stories of the untouched water world were really true.

“Tales are true and truth is only a tale.” (Master Hoppan)

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South Sudan - Red Sea

Expedition for the pleasure seeker, the curious and for old salts!

Let us look a bit further South in Sudan… they say it is worth your while! So, we have decided to cruise around for a couple of weeks. The 5* Andromeda’s first Deep South diving safari in the Sudanese Red Sea will be in June this year.

We will map out the whole Deep South area for you beforehand, so when you arrive, we will be able to show you only the best sites in the region! Read more about our expedition in the Sudanese Red Sea…

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The Sudanese Red Sea – In Unknown Waters down to Eritrea!

We are greeted by scorching heat in Port Sudan/Red Sea. Followed by our safe landing, we are already sitting in mini buses and we are on our way to the Port Sudan marina to our liveaboard. Most of the group are first-timers to Sudan, while this is my ninth adventure to Sudan and the fourth in this region. Still, I am just as elated as anyone else. It does not take long to get to our liveaboard Andromeda. We have a few bites to eat, unpack, set up our diving gear and we are off to sleep. READ MORE about scuba diving the sudanese Red Sea!

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SUDAN – Deep South diving safari

The 2-week Deep South safari tour is perfect for those who have already been to Sudan and wish to see even more and for those who would like to be part of a true adventure.

This is a unique liveaboard itinerary, sailing all the way South to Dahrait Abid, close to the Eritrean border and including such sites as Masamirit, Barra Mussa Kebir, Keary, Pender, Logan and Protector Reefs, Shaab Ambar and Umbria, among others. The untouched and barely discovered sites hide marvellous marine life and tremendous sharks galore. READ MORE about deep south diving safari in Sudan!

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WE ARE TURNING 10 YEARS OLD!

The time has come in our company’s life when we can celebrate a milestone! A lot has changed since the beginnings… Red Sea Boats Holidays started its journey down a path in the first years of the 2000s as the vision of a young and relentless small team, that we believe it is still journeying on.

It all started in 2003 with an Egyptian diving tour… Read more about Red Sea Boats Holidays...

 

Hammerheads, grey reef sharks and whatnot

And here is what happened during another amazing week! Our last safari this season departed from Port Sudan with Andromeda last week. Right away we met up with grey reef sharks above the south plateau at Shaab Rumi and we counted about 15-20 hammerheads here and at Angarosh as well. We saw an eagle ray at Qita el Bana and we ran into ghost needlefish at Umbria.

Tour date: May 19-26, 2012
Itinerary: Sudan-North
Air temperature: 35-40 °C
Water temperature: 28-29 °C
Visibility: 20-30 m

Thankfully the group arrived in time, at around 11 o’clock at night and boarded Andromeda. The next day our check dives were at Shaab Suedi. Monday started with 15 hammerheads off the bat at Angarosh. Because the waters have already started to get warmer, the sharks have begun moving further south. Nonetheless, we were able to dive with hammerheads during our second dive as well. Our third dive was at one of Shambaia’s reefs.

We ran into an eagle ray at Qita el Bana the following day. Then we went on to Blue Belt and the Precontinent but sadly visibility was not as good as last week. The currents were barely noticeable but this did not bother a few sizeable grey reef sharks who were stationed above the south plateau. The other group noticed a larger school of hammerheads in the distance at about 50-60 metres but even from 40 metres only their shady silhouettes were visible.

Shaab Rumi bid us farewell in style the following morning – a school of 20 hammerheads spent some time with us along with mackerels as you can see from the video here. At Sanganeb a giant school of barracudas circled above us. Visibility was good enough to be able to watch from the outer coral wall the ever-changing circular shapes they were taking on. Our night dive and our 2 dives the following day were at the wreck of Umbria.

A peculiar little creature was snapped by the cameras while diving at Umbria. This little fish is called the ghost needlefish. It mainly lives in Indonesia and it is rare to see in the Red Sea. We saw only a couple of them at wreck of Umbria. They are the Harlequin ghost needlefish (Solenostomus paradoxus). The maximum length is 12cm and they can hide easily among the corals. They can often be seen hanging upside down. Can it be that Umbria proves to be exciting not only to wreck divers but to the lovers of the macro world as well?

Our colleague Daniel Selmeczi was onboard Andromeda this week again and we thank him for this week’s photographic materials.

Hammerheads and a scooter in Sudan

We have always known that the best diving is in Sudan, as this is the region in the Red Sea that is the richest in marine species but this past week had surpassed all our expectations. We have never seen so many things all at once! Hammerheads and grey reef sharks, dolphins and pilot whales!

Tour date: May 12-19, 2012
Itinerary: Sudan-North
Air temperature: 35°C
Water temperature: 28-29°C
Visibility: 40-60m

The group arrived onboard Andromeda luckily in time, at around 10 o’clock at night, so there was no trouble with the early morning start Sunday. We followed our usual route towards Shaab Suedi, already in the company of dolphins. We did the check dive at Shaab Suedi and the second and night dives at Gota Shambaia.

There were 2 dives at Angarosh Monday morning, the first of which was with a great school of hammerheads. Then we were on to Merlo Reef where curious sharks swarmed among lush marine life, and later continued on to Gota Shambaia.

The following morning we went for our first dive at Qita el Banna. Its walls drop steep in the deep with large coral beds and lots of sharks and other fish frequenting the place. We dove with a lonely hammerhead. Then it was Blue Belt at Shaab Suedi, where the most interesting sight is the 2,545-tonn wreck of the Blue Belt freighter. That afternoon and night we dove at Shaab Rumi’s Precontinent. We have not had such good visibility at this site probably this whole season.

Our Wednesday was spent at Shaab Rumi, as usual, in the company of burly fish and the usual great number of sharks. We met up with great schools of hammerheads and grey reef sharks along with giant humphead parrotfish in relatively weak currents, for a change.

One of the guests brought a scooter along which proved to be great entertainment for the team during the week. They were flying, playing train under the water as you can see in the video here.

There was one more dive at Shaab Rumi Thursday morning where again, an amazing size and group of hammerheads passed by us. Then came Sanganeb’s giant atoll’s north and south side, which lies 30km northeast of Port Sudan. On the north we ran into a 30-member hammerhead group, while on the south about 100 titan triggerfish laid, making this a spectacular but very careful dive. Our night dive and last day was spent at the wreck of Umbria with excellent visibility among rich marine life.

This week our colleague Daniel Selmeczi was also onboard Andromeda, so this week the images are courtesy of him.