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Southern Sudan Odyssey

Appeared in DIVER August 2009

Get far enough south in the Red Sea and you won't see other safari boats, or overdived reefs - just marine life, and lots of it. If only John Bantin had waited till the hammerheads had been and gone before writing up this treat of a trip

Great barracuda
Great barracuda
  • Hawksbill turtles appeared on most dives
    Hawksbill turtles appeared on most dives
  • Silky sharks under the boat provided spells of excitement
    Silky sharks under the boat provided spells of excitement
  • Synchronised Giant Sweetlips
    Synchronised Giant Sweetlips
  • Scalloped hammerhead shark at "Extremely Angry" reef
    Scalloped hammerhead shark at "Extremely Angry" reef
  • The clear waters of the southern Sudanese Red Sea

    The clear waters of the southern Sudanese Red Sea

  • The Captain's bath
    The Captain's bath
  • a wheelbarrow
    a wheelbarrow
  • machinery on the Umbria
    machinery on the Umbria
  • The usual dilemma - study the reef or look into the blue
    The usual dilemma - study the reef or look into the blue
  • The Royal Evolution, well-equipped for deep-south trips
    The Royal Evolution, well-equipped for deep-south trips
  • Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow
    Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow

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