Le Baron Noir

Ideal for small group charters.

Le Baron Noir offers spectacular diving in Sudan and with only six cabins you will feel that every moment has that ‘personal touch’.

Le Baron Noir offers amazing Sudanese diving experiences and has been providing its liveaboard services to divers from all over the world since 1987. This means the crew has remarkable knowledge of each individual dive site visited on the route. The spacious motor yacht with only six air conditioned en-suite cabins will cater to guests who are looking for a more personal cruise. Only 15 minutes from Port Sudan airport you will embark upon Le Baron Noir for your seven night itinerary. You will be able to enjoy two to three dives per day with at least one night dive during your trip.

On route you can expect to visit the wrecks of the Umbria and Sha’ab Suedi also now as Blue Belt, as well as many spectacular reefs including Cousteau’s Underwater Village and Sha’ab Rumi, which have been voted as one of the best and most spectacular reefs in the world! You can expect to see an abundance of marine life at all of these sites including rich soft and hard coral, hammerhead, silky, reef and silvertip sharks as well as large schools of barracuda and much, much more. Sudan is undeniably the best diving you will ever do in the Red Sea and the best value opportunity to dive with large school of hammerhead sharks.

The six cabins that are offered aboard Le Baron Noir comprises of four double and two single cabins all with air conditioning and ensuite facilities. This boat is able to accommodate a maximum of 12 divers. You can expect to be served a variety of French and international cuisine during your cruise. There is a large living room with a bar, TV, DVD, video, stereo with CD and a dining room. On the top deck there is a sizeable sun deck where you will dine. At the rear of the yacht you will find a diving platform with all of your diving equipment and facilities.

Dive Requirements

  • PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent
  • Self declaration Medical Form duly signed by you

  • Shared cabins
  • Transfer from Port Sudan airport to boat and return
  • Full board for 7 nights
  • 3 dives per day, 12 litre tanks
  • Water, tea, coffee

Please Note When you will be doing 3 dives a day, your first dive is before breakfast around 7:00 / 7:30, the second dive will be around 11:00 before lunch and the last dive will be at 16:00. When there is a night dive, the first dive is at 9:00 after breakfast, the second one at 15:00 and the night dive at 19:00

Not Included
  • Visa USD115 - We can help with the process but cannot pre book. This is payable on board
  • Local fees EUR 185 - per week payable on board for obligatory Sudanese expenses
  • Nitrox fills - EUR 10 per dive or EUR 80 for 10 dives 12L tank. We can pre book this for you
  • Rent 15 litre tanks - 40 Euros for the week
  • Equipment rental - cost of which can be provided at time of booking. Note: we recommend divers take their own equipment and additional baggage can be arranged by us.
  • Soft-drinks and alcohol drinks aboard - to be paid in cash onboard
  • Lunch on last day
  • International flights are not included in the liveaboard prices listed. The Ultimate Diving team will offer you the best flight connections at the time of booking at an additional cost.

Dive routes include : 7 Night Safari

Boat Specification

Year Built 1987
Guest Numbers 12 divers
Length & Beam 22.25 metres long and 6.10 metres wide
Speed 8 / 9 knots
Engines Caterpillar engine 275 cv
Generators 3 generators 30 kva, 380, 220, 110 volts
Number of Cabins 3 double, 2 single and 1 triple air conditioned en-suite cabins
Navigation & Communication Systems GPS - Plotter - Echo-Sounder - 2 radars - Meteofax - VHF - Fax/E-MAIL by satellite - Mobile phone - Satellite phone
Salon & Dining Area Large living-room with bar, TV, DVD, video and stereo with CD player for you to relax
Entertainment TV, DVD, Video and Stereo with CD player, snorkeling, large sun-deck and shore excursions.
Single Supplement 50%

Diving Facilities

Air Compressors 2 electric compressors BAUER 12 m3/h
NITROX 12 litre tanks of NITROX 32 is available for qualified divers - EUR 10 per dive or EUR 80 for 10 dives
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment available on-board when advanced request is made
Medical Oxygen & First Aid 1 life raft, 18 life vests, fire extinguishers, VHF radios, satellite phone, first aid kit, oxygen
Dive Deck The large sundeck is located on the top deck where you will enjoy you meals. The diving platform and all of your diving requirements are located on the back of the boat.

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