Red Sea Scuba Diving at Port Sudan
Thanks to its troubled history, the Sudan is hardly an obvious tourist destination, which is one reason why it has some of the best-preserved reefs in the Red Sea. There are good dive sites within a half-hour's boat ride of Port Sudan, and these waters are home to more than 400 species of coral.Wreck sites include the Umbria, an Italian merchant vessel scuttled in 1942. Many divers will know that Jacques Cousteau conducted one of his underwater-living experiments here - and remnants of the Conshelf Habitat still remain at Sha'ab Rumi, about 30 miles north of Port Sudan! This is a good site for shark spotting, particularly grey reef sharks and occasional large hammerheads. Shore-diving packages are also available, staying at the Hilton Hotel.