The Arabian Aggressor will not be operational until late 2021 at the earliest.
Built in 2020, the Arabian Aggressor is a large and modern liveaboard yacht at 120 ft (36m) long. It runs cruises in the off-the-beaten-track dive destination of Sudan. Adventurous divers will be thrilled by these pristine far-flung reefs where they can see encounter schools of hammerhead, grey reef and whitetip reef sharks, tuna, jacks, barracuda, manta rays, and some truly world class wrecks. There are 3 routes to choose from.
The boat has a steel hull and is built and for safety and comfort, with all the regular services that loyal guests of the Aggressor Fleet.are used to. 12 crew members attend to the 20 guests, accommodated in 10 staterooms with private bathrooms and TVs across 2 decks.
The upper deck has a large and partially shaded social area with lounge-style seating, chaise lounges, hot tub, bar and music system. The large air-conditioned saloon features a comfortable lounge area to watch TV or socialise with fellow passengers, and the dining area. The dive deck includes diver equipment storage, warm freshwater showers, water exit ladders, a membrane nitrox system, rinse tanks and a camera table with low pressure air hoses. Up to 4 dives per day are made in Sudan from the 2 large tenders.
There is a varied weekly menu featuring Western style breakfast, and international and Arabic lunches and dinners. These include soups, salads, entrees of seafood, fish, beef or chicken, fresh bread, vegetables, and a selection of sweets. Complimentary local beer and wine are served each evening with dinner. As is the norm on Aggressor cruises, the final night is spent in the port and dinner is taken at a recommended local restaurant.
So if you ever wanted to discover the thrilling diving destination of Sudan, but on the high quality liveaboard yacht of a trusted name in the scuba industry, the Arabian Aggressor could be your answer.
Notes: The Arabian Aggressor will not be operational until late 2021 at the earliest.
Travel advisory: We are unable to accept reservations for guests travelling on Israeli passports due to Sudan maritime regulations.
Dive experience: All certified divers may dive on these Sudan liveaboard cruises, but the minimum age to scuba dive in Sudan is 15 years of age.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer and wine, dives (as detailed in the trips above), return airport transfers, 2 experienced in-water safety divers, tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 175 per week), diving computer, port and park fees (US$ 150), tourism tax (US$ 10 per day), dive insurance, restaurant meal on final evening. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (credit card only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (other than local beer or wine), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 100 per person per tour), torch,15 litre tank (US$ 50-70 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The Arabian Aggressor departs from Port Sudan for its Sudanese liveaboard trips. The first and last nights of the itinerary are spent in the harbour. Guests arrive and board on the first day any time after 3 pm. There are flights from Cairo to Port Sudan New International Airport (PZU) with Egypt Air and Sudan Airways. This is a much easier route than flying into Khartoum. Visitors must have a current passport valid for 6 months from date of entry, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. Current entry visa prices are US$ 285 for USA passport holders and US$ 235 for everyone else. Return transfers from airport to port are provided.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 11 am on the second last day of the trip, and the boat will return to port at around 2 pm on that day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: Unknown.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
The Arabian Aggressor has 10 guest cabins, all with private bathrooms. There are 2 Master staterooms with queen-sized beds on the upper deck, with seaview windows. Also on the upper deck, there are 2 Deluxe Staterooms with twin single beds that can be moved together as a double. And on the lower deck, there are 6 Deluxe Staterooms with fixed twin single beds and portholes.
All the cabins have:
Individual climate control air conditioning
Windows on upper deck, portholes on lower deck
Flatscreen TV with movie selection
Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
Morning beverage service
Hand basin, towels, toiletries, bathrobes and hair dryer