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Dive Review of Royal Evolution in
Red Sea/Sudan

June, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Joest, Kehl, DE
Sr. Contributor   (20 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7005
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
29   to 30    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 40    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
buddy teams, one hour or 50 bar to the surface  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
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  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
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With only 2 weeks vacation, I was looking for a not too far away warm water
destination with blue water dives and big stuff. Sudan crept into my mind.
Checked the internet on that and found 2 different offers. There are boats
starting out of Port Sudan (like Andromeda, Don Questo), where you come in
via Dubai on a not too reliable airline / there was one offer starting out
of Egypt, Port Ghaleb, on the Royal Evolution. I choose the latter. Went
from Frankfurt with Sun Express, one of the Airlines where you have to pay
for everything event headsets. Legroom was a tight fit, no fun for large
fellers. Flight was 4.5 hours into Marsa Alam. You need two visa for that
trip, Egypt and Sudan,. Egypt visa was only 22 , however for Sudan visa
plus dive permit  plus ? they charge 419 !  Two weeks on the Royal
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