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UD Rating – 3 Star


Large and luxurious liveaboard diving in Sudan.

Andromeda is a large and luxurious boat giving guest the smooth ride from one spectacular dive site to another. You can also relax and bask in the sun on the 100 square meter sun deck.

Andromeda will take you on one of four spectacular safaris around the Sudanese waters just like her sister boat the Cassiopeia. With 2 more twin cabins than the Cassiopeia and only 2 queen cabins the Andromeda can accommodate more solo guests in the same luxury. You will embark upon Andromeda at Port Sudan jetty after being met at Port Sudan airport and transferred the 15 minutes. With four levels this boat is able to accommodate twenty six passengers with ease and with a European salon, an Arabian café and a one hundred square metre sun deck you will never be short of places to relax onboard. The fact that this boat is larger than many others means that the sail is very smooth and can reach each dive site easier and quicker to allow each guest more time exploring. You will never be short of things to see as on many of these dives you will encounter hammerhead sharks, pristine wrecks and stunning coral reefs to name a few.

Andromeda has thirteen cabins all with en-suite facilities and air conditioning. It has a large air conditioned lounge area, known as the European salon which has an LCD TV/VCR, DVD and a CD player. The Arabian café has a very oriental feel about it with traditional Arabic music playing in the background, you may enjoy relaxing with a shisha (waterpipe) or just with a tea and coffee. The sun deck is one hundred square metres with comfortable deck chairs and cushioned seats. There is also a covered deck in front of the salon where guests may relax in between dives and in the evening. The large dive deck and platform enables guests to have more than enough space to prepare for all of their diving adventures. With two handheld showers to rinse off afterwards and a bathroom for simplicity.

The Ultimate Diving team will offer you the best flight connections at the time of booking at an additional cost.

Please Note:Visa & Sudanese Government Expenses (€231) needs to be collected at the time of booking so that all arrangements can take place before arrival.Requirements for the visa are: Passport must be valid for at least 6 months after departing from Sudan, there must be 2 empty pages side by side and there must not be any stamps or visas from Israel inside.

Honeymoon Suite

There is one Honeymoon suite aboard the Andromeda, sleeping two of the 26 passengers that the 5-star diving safari liveaboard can hold.

  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite with hot water shower
  • Amenities provided include bed sheets and towels

Double with En-Suite

There are 2 queen-bed cabins, each sleeping two, aboard the Andromeda.

  • Queen bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite including a hot water shower
  • Amenities such as bed sheets and towel included

Standard Twin Stateroom

There are 10 twin-bed cabins aboard the Andromeda, sleeping 20 of the total 26 passengers.

  • Twin beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite with a hot water shower
  • Amenities such as bed sheets and towel included

Route Options

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2009
Guest Numbers 26
Length & Width 40 metres long and 8 metres beam
Speed 12 knots
Engines 2 x MAN diesel 1150HP each
Generators 2 x Mercedes 80Kw silent generators
Number of Cabins 10 twin, 2 queen and 1 honeymoon suite air conditioned ensuite cabins
Communication & Navigation Systems Compass, GPS, depth sounder, VHF, radio, radar, EPIRB
Salon & Dining Area European Salon is an air conditioned lounge equipped with all of your entertainment needs. The Arabian Café is a spacious room with shisha and Arabic music
Entertainment LCD TV, VCR, DVD, CD player, snorkeling, 100 Sq. metre sun deck and shisha.
Emergency Equipment 2 X 50L emergency oxygen, medical first aid kit, 8 fire extinguishers, 2 life rafts, 40 life jackets, satellite phone, life buoys, Nautilus Lifeline radio safety system
Air Compressors Sauer Compressor
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment available on-board when request is made in advance. Costs include: BCD - EUR30 per week, Regulator - EUR30 per week, Wetsuit - EUR30 per week, Mask & Fins - EUR24 per week, 15L tank - EUR5 per tank per day
Dive Deck Dive deck with dive platform area containing 2 hand held showers, bathroom and a storage area for all equipment
BCD €30 per week
Regulator €30 per week
Wetsuits €30
Mask, Fins & Snorkel Mask & Fins: €24 per day.

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