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Grey Reef Shark at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site - courtesy of Monty Halls
Grey Reef Shark at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Jacks at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site - courtesy of Monty Halls
Black & white snapper at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site - courtesy of Monty Halls
Shark cage at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site - courtesy of Monty Halls
Sweetlips at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site - courtesy of Monty Halls
Bumphead parrotfish at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site - courtesy of Monty Halls
Maori Wrasse at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Barracuda at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Barracuda at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Black and White Snapper at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Jacks at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Shark Cage at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Anemone at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Bannefish at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Lionfish at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Clownfish parrotfish at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Blue Spotted Ray at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Sweetlip at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site
Sweetlip at Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan dive site

Scuba Diving in Sudan

Dive Site: Sha'ab Rumi

Location: Sudan

Description: Reef dive

Depth: 5 - 35 metres (15 - 115 feet)

Visibility: 20 metres (65 feet)

Rating: *****

South Plateau

My favourite reef dive in Sudan. The dive starts by heading along the reef with the wall on your left. You then have the option to swim out over the plateau or into the blue to look for sharks. I found that the best option on this dive was to head along the edge of the plateau keeping a vague eye out in the blue, but mostly looking at the plateau itself. We dived here three times and on each dive there were two grey reef sharks just cruising the plateau. They were wary of divers but if you stay still when one is heading in your general direction they come in very close. Also one the plateau on every dive were big shoals of jacks and barracuda. Again I found rather than swimming to them, they would eventually swim to you and you would be engulfed on all sides, not knowing where to look - an absolutely fantastic feeling!

To finish the dive, you can head back towards the reef wall, which is stunning. Keep an eye above you for bumphead parrotfish, which in November are territorial and use their bumps in stag-like clashes to decide who gets which patch of reef. These fish are so big you cannot fail to be impressed by them. Also keep an eye out for Maori wrasse. On the wall itself there are huge anemones and beautiful acropora and table corals. Sweetlips and black and white snapper are everywhere and you just don't want to leave the water. Simply stunning.



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