Royal Evolution - Sudan

  • Royal Evolution
  • Dining Area
  • Lounge & Dining Area
  • Lounge Area
  • Lounge Area
  • Lower Deck cabin entrance
  • Lower Sundeck
  • Lower Sundeck
  • Lower Sundeck
  • Lower Sundeck
  • Sundeck Bar
  • Upper Sundeck
  • Upper Sundeck
  • Diving area
  • Diving area
  • Royal Evolution
  • Royal Evolution
  • Upper Sundeck
  • Lower deck twin cabin
  • Lower deck cabin ensuite
  • Main deck double cabin
  • Main deck double cabin ensuite


Impressive Royal Evolution has four decks and measures in at 39.5m promising spacious comfort and smooth sailing with no compromise on safety and professionalism. Built by divers, for divers, this vessel is the ideal choice for those wanting to experience the excitement of Sudanese waters.

  • 13 nights’ liveaboard accommodation
  • Twin or double cabin share
  • Full board
  • Up to 42 dives
  • Transfers
  • 1 night hotel B&B
  • Accommodates up to 24 guests
  • TV and DVD player in each cabin
  • Comfortable restaurant & lounge
  • Dive deck with showers & wide boarding steps
  • Well-equipped for underwater photographers
  • Nitrox & PADI courses available onboard

Sudanese waters are possibly the most beautiful in the Red Sea and are certainly wildest. Every trip to the Sudan has the aura of adventure and every dive a thrill.

Royal Evolution allows you to dive the pristine areas of the Sudanese Red Sea whilst making departure easy by embarking from Egypt for her extended 13 day cruise. Over the course of the 13 days you have the opportunity to take up to 42 dives in total, this is reached by up to 8 dives in Egyptian waters and up to 34 dives Sudanese.

Royal Evolution is one of the most sophisticated liveaboards in the Red Sea. There are no compromises in safety, facilities or professionalism in the diving services provided. Onboard there is a spacious dive deck, with comfortable and wide boarding steps for easy entry and exits; giving ample room for twenty four divers to store equipment and cylinders as well as two deck showers.

On the main deck you will find a comfortable restaurant and separate lounge area, each accommodating twenty four guests. Within the lounge there is a communal TV and DVD player with media library, magazines and books, you will also find a light table for slides, and bar with ice making machines. In addition there is a dedicated classroom for those wishing to take a course while on board.

Please note that Sudanese visa’s, taxes and local fees are not included within the tour cost, these are payable on board and currently cost €395.

Standard Twin Stateroom

Standard Twin Stateroom


  • Twin beds
  • Entertainment facilities include a TV with a DVD player and a music speaker with individual control
  • Other amenities such as a safety box and a bar fridge are included

There are 10 twin cabins, all of which have an en suite bathroom and picture windows. Two of these cabins are disabled friendly.

Double Cabin

Double Cabin


  • Queen bed
  • Entertainment facilities included are a music speaker with individual control and a TV with a DVD player
  • Safety box and bar fridge in each cabin

There are 2 double cabins, all of which have an en suite bathroom and picture windows.

Sudan borders Egypt, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Libya, and South Sudan. Being on the coast of the Red Sea, winters are balmy, while in the height of summer there is a combination of intense heat and humidity. The sea is temperate all year, and in the summer when it exceeds 30°c it becomes one of the warmest seas in the world. Visibility ranges from 10-30m with the best being between December and February, also a good time for spotting hammerhead sharks due to cooler water temperatures. The winter months bring the windy season so surface conditions can rougher than in the summer.

Every diver should experience the delights of Sudan at some time in their diving career. Explore intriguing wrecks, dive dramatic drop-offs and pinnacles, take in the colourful corals, and pristine reefs. Shark encounters are another draw with reef sharks, oceanic whitetips, threshers, and tiger sharks being frequent visitors to the area, along with large parrotfish, turtles, moray eels, trevally, and of course the fascinating Conshelf II, an attempt by world-famous Jacques Cousteau to create an underwater living and working environment.

Average temperatures in Summer (May-October):
Air 26-38°c / Sea: 29-31°c

Average temperatures in Winter (November-April):
Air 20-30°c / Sea 26-29°c

We can arrange direct flights from Birmingham and Gatwick to Marsa Alam. Flight time is approximately 5 and a half hours with the transfer to the boat taking around 15 minutes.

Airport transfers are included in your holiday package.

Entry visas are required for Sudan.

The Sudanese Pound is the currency in Sudan however euros and sterling are widely accepted in small denominations.
The time difference is GMT + 2 hours.
The calling code is +249
The plug type is C & D / 230v voltage
Please follow this link for up-to-date health advice and details of any vaccinations that are required before travel

Royal Evolution provides three hearty meals a day, buffet style, and can cater for many dietary requirements. Fresh fruit and snacks are available between meals and after dives. Tea, coffee, mineral water and many soft drinks are included within your charter; canned drinks and alcohol (wine and beer) are available and payable on board.

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