MSY Elegante

Destination: Sudan

Sudan & Djibouti (6 & 7 Nights) | From $163++/night

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MSY Elegante Quick Pitch

The Elegante boat is a beautiful schooner with Italian management completely renovated in summer 2009. Elegante boat can provide high comfort, thanks to good distribution of interior and exterior spaces.

 

Dive Overview

Colorful, pristine reefs, uncrowded dive sites, unforgettable wrecks, healthy shark populations, and big schools of fish can be seen in Sudan. Sudan usually attracts more experienced divers and those who might have dived the Red Sea before. Djibouti is situated at the beginning of the Red Sea and is influenced by the Indian Ocean in virtue of this phenomenon here from October to January there are a lot of whale sharks in addition to coral fishes, giant groupers, pelagic fishes all fed by the massive presence of oxygen and plankton. This destination is for divers and snorkelers and for those people who love whale sharks.

[See: Sudan Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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MSY Elegante Accommodation Overview

There are 7 double cabins with private bath and shower and air conditioning for up to 14 guests.

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General Facilities

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MSY Elegante Boat Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
  • Huge shaded sun deck

 

MSY Elegante Dive Facilities

  • Spacious dive deck
  • Separate dhoni
  • Battery charging station
  • Rental equipment
  • 15l tanks
  • DIN/INT adapters

 

MSY Elegante Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

The actual rates are based in EUR. The starting price indicated above may vary based on the current exchange rate.

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The prices shown below are per person in USD. The pricing at the time of booking may vary depending on the latest EUR/USD exchange rate.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

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Inclusions

  • Board and lodging in double bed cabins on M/SY ELEGANTE
  • Scuba diving per day and two night dives per week, with the respect of safety and norms (16 dives a week)
  • Drinking water, tea coffee, and juices
  • Cruise as agreed itinerary between Guest and responsible crew of MSY Elegante

 

Exclusions

  • Sudan itineraries: Boarding and tourism tax, airport transfer and assistance, sudan entry visa
  • Djibouty itineraries: Tourist assistance and transfers, Djibouti visa fees
  • Soft drinks, beers, wine, tips
  • The flight’s cost and hotel
  • Single cabin accommodations

 

RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Sudan Dive Overview

Sudan is one of the world's most unique diving destinations. The coast of Sudan has remained wild and untouched, with less than a thousand divers venturing there every year. To diving connoisseurs, Sudan's dive sites at Sanganeb, Angarosh, Sha'ab Rumi and Cousteau's pre-continent all sound very familiar and evoke unforgettable dives. This is the place to see schools of hammerheads with a colorful coral backdrop, white tip, grey, silk, longimanus, tiger sharks regularly pass by the points of these famous reefs. But this is not only the best place to admire sharks; pristine reefs are incredibly rich in underwater life and visited by turtles, mantas, schools of barracudas, dolphins, etc. Famous World underwater photographers and divers such as Hans Hass, Leni Riefenstahl, Folco Quilici, Raimondo Boucher, Gianfranco Bernabei, Mario Morra, Paolo e Giuseppe Notarbartolo, Umberto Pellizzari, Jeremy Stafford Deitsch, all agree this is truly an underwater paradise.  

 

Sudan Classic Itinerary

  • MSY Elegante
  • It’s an itinerary requested for its famous diving sites absolutely unique. This itinerary is available all the year, you can visit what we consider the historical sites in Sudan. Reef is always full of life offer enormous emotions.
  • They are perfect for those who visit the Sudanese Red Sea for the first time given the relative proximity to Port Sudan and comfortable anchorage points. You will have the opportunity to see the fabled shark point of Shab Rumi and Sanganeb, the famous "laboratory submerged" Cousteau Precontinente II and the legendary wreck of Umbria.
  • - Wingate reef-Umbria wreck
  • - Sanganeb reef (North and South)
  • - Sha’ab Rumi reef (North, South and Precontinente 2).

 

Sudan North Itinerary

  • MSY Elegante
  • From September to the second week of November and from Middle of March, it will be possible to make in one week the itinerary until the reefs of Ras Abu Shagara (Angarosh, Merlo and Abington Reefs).
  • During September and October, it will be possible to see many mantas closed to Mesharifa Island (Manta’s point).
  • - Sanganeb
  • - Umbria wreck (wingate)
  • - Shab Rumi
  • - Shab Suedi
  • - Qita el Banna
  • - Angarosh (Mother of the sharks)
  • - Merlo
  • - Abinton

 

Sudan South Itinerary

  • MSY Elegante
  • From the end of February, it will be possible to make in one week the south itinerary where it is possible to dive in Suakin's Archipelago. The cruise starts from 
  • Shab Rumi to the south toward Suakin archipelago (Old Port).
  • Short details about itinerary :
  • Starts from Port Sudan to Shab Rumi, Sanganeb (lighthouse) Jumna. In the following days, it will be possible to dive in: Pinnacle, Shab Quseir, Seil Ada Kebir (turtle's island), Kery reef, every night, the boat will go back to shab Abambar as it is the only safe place to spend the night in that area, all the others reef are too small. 
  • Wingate reef /Umbria wreck. Port Sudan. On the last day, it is possible to organize an excursion to the old Port (by bus).
 

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Djibouti Itinerary

Djibouti is far from the beaten track for most scuba divers, but if it is whale sharks you want to see, there is no place better. Whilst most whale shark encounters are close to shore, we stingily recommend a liveaboard here so you can escape the crowds of day boat snorkelers and focus on these stunning plankton-eating sharks. There is no doubt as to what the main attraction is here. Each and every year, whale sharks cruise into Djibouti's waters, stopping off on their annual migrations.

  • Sunday: arrival in Djibouti in the early morning, transfer to Ms/y Elegante.
  • Start of the cruise: check dive at MOUSHA ISLAND, second dive at FAON wreck, overnight at Mousha islands
  • Monday: first dive in RAS EIRO, snorkeling with whale sharks, second dive at ILE DU REQUINS, night dive and overnight in Ras Eiro
  • Tuesday: first dive at THE DOM, snorkeling with whale sharks, second dive at BAIE DES ETOILES, overnight at Baie des Etoiles
  • Wednesday: in the morning land excursion to Lac Assal with 4x4 jeeps, lunch on board and dive at the FOULT.
  • Thursday: first dive at SEC DE LA PASS, second dive at RAS CORALLI, snorkeling with whale sharks, overnight at Baie de l'Etoile
  • Friday: snorkeling with whale sharks, second dive at FAON wreck, night in Djibouti with a visit of the city
  • Saturday: breakfast on board, transfer to the airport
 

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Length: 25 meters
  • Width: 6.5 meters
  • Sail: Ketch
  • Engine: Fiat Iveco AIFO HP 260 diesel
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Diesel tank: 2.500 liters
  • Water tank: 4.000 litres+water maker 200Lt-h
  • Maximum guests: 14
  • Number of cabins: 7
  • Crew cabins: 1 four beds and 1 one bed
  • Generators (2): IVECO Aifo 32 kva/h ; Perkins 21KVA 220 V . AC.
  • Communications systems: Radio UHF long range and portable short range, satellite phone Turaya
  • Navigational systems: Plotter, GPS, Radar and depth sounder
  • Compressor (2): N.2 Bauer 11.000 Lt/h
  • Cylinders: N° 20, 15 liters, double connections ( Int., Din)
  • Tenders: 2 Rubber dinghy Marshall 5,75 Mt, with 55 Hp outboard engine Yamaha; Rubber dinghy Marshall 5,75 Mt., with 55 Hp outboard engine Yamaha

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+3
  • Local Currency: Sudanese Pound (SDG)
  • Language Spoken: Arabic, Italian, and English
  • Electricity: 220 volt
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (Euro &US Dollar)
 

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