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