The Sudan and its Sea

Sudanese Red Sea

Barracuda school

The Sudanese sea is simply one the most beautiful in the world! When you compare it to the underwater hustle and bustle of Egypt or even the murky green waters of Eritrea and Yemen, you can be guaranteed that Sudan is one of the few places left in the world that remains pristine, untouched by man. No dive site is crowded, the visibility is still crystal clear, the reefs undamaged and the marine life is prolific. The water temperatures range from 24-26° C in the winter to a warm 30° C in the summer.

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Water & Air Temperature

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All data surveys were carried out personally by our guide Maurizio Chiarenza, on behalf of a group of researchers of the Cousteau Foundation. We refer to scuba dives carried out during Central, North, South and Deep South Cruises from mid December 2011 to mid June 2015.

It is not allowed to use the exposed data in another context without any permission by them.

The Sudan

Map of Africa with indication od Sudan

The Democratic Republic of Sudan is now the third largest country in Africa, with a population of around 37 millions. In 2011 there was a division which split off South Sudan, so the countries are now separated.

Sudan has a length of more than 2,000 km (4°-23° latitude north); it lays in the Nile Valley of North Africa and is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west and Libya to the northwest. Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, is situated on the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile which join together to form the Nile. The main religion of Sudan is Muslim: at the 2011 division which split off South Sudan, over 97% of the population in the Sudan adheres to Islam.

The Sudanese coast is about 400 miles long and lies on the Red Sea between Egypt and Eritrea.

The weather in Sudan is hot so come prepared! Plenty of suntan lotion is needed. The summer temperatures often reach 50° C with the winter temperatures dropping to a very pleasant 25 °C.

Port Sudan is a very typical Sudanese fishing village with a lot of character.

Sudanese culture melds the behaviors, practices, and beliefs of about 578 ethnic groups, communicating in 145 different languages, in a region microcosmic of Africa, with geographic extremes varying from sandy desert to tropical forest.