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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.
Royal Evolution offers a spacious dive deck, with comfortable and wide boarding steps for easy entry and exits; there is 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.
Royal Evolution has accommodation for up to twenty four passengers in double and twin share cabins, all of which offer en suite facilities and individual air-conditioning.
Her lower deck offers eight spacious twin en-suite cabins all with ample storage for clothing, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, desk and chair, sound system offering three channels and TV and video entertainment system. The main deck offers a further two larger twin and two double bedded cabins (queen size beds) with all the amenities as above but with the addition of a sofa and coffee table.
After giving the cabins roomy dimensions, attention was turned to the bathrooms; room to move around in a bathroom on a liveaboard is true luxury, and the tub showers are a real treat.
- Flights & Transfers
We can arrange direct flights from Gatwick to Marsa Alam each Wednesday.Transfer time to the boat is around 15 minutes.
- Daily Schedule
Royal Evolution departs from Port Galib on Thursdays and returns 13 days later on a Wednesday. This makes it possible to arrive and depart from Egypt on either day and means a 1 night hotel stay either at the start or end of your holiday - this is included within the price.
Below is a sample schedule:
Day 1: Embark Royal Evolution for an overnight sailing to Fury Shoal or St.John reef.
Day 2: Check dive at Fury Shoal or St.Johns reef. Diving the whole day. Sailing after night dive to Abu Fendira reef.
Day 3: Early morning dive at Abu Fendira reef. Sailing to Port Sudan.
Day 4: Arriving early morning to Port Sudan for Visa Registration & local taxes payment (approx 2 hours), sailing to Umbria wreck for two dives, sailing to Wingate reef for third & night dive.
Day 5: Diving the whole day at Sanganeb reef (North & South plateau).
Day 6: Early morning dive at North plateau of Sanganeb reef, then sailing to Shaab Rumi for second dive at “Cousteau Conshelf” and night dive.
Day 7: Diving the whole day Shaab Rumi. Sailing early morning to Shab Suadi.
Day 8: Early morning & morning dives at the Blue Belt (Toyota Wreck), third dive at the northern plateau of Shab Suadi, sailing at night to Angarosh reef.
Day 9: Diving the whole day at Angarosh reef (sailing to Mesherifa for afternoon dive & overnight, only in October for the Manta season)
Day 10: Sailing to Abington reef, diving the whole day, night dive and overnight.
Day11: Sailing to Merlo reef, diving the whole day, night dive and overnight.
Day 12: Sailing early morning to Angarosh reef for 2 dives then Sailing to St.John reef.
Day 13: Disembark Port Galib
- Food & Drink
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.
- Courses & Equipment
Full equipment hire is available to rent onboard Royal Evolution, please contact us for the latest prices.
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