Angarosh Reef / North Sudan

Angarosh Reef
Angarosh Reef is one of the most famous dive sites of the Red Sea in Sudan. This dive site is located to the south of Sudan port, 3.2km/2mi from Abington Reef. Practically each safari yacht that goes either to the south or north tries to visit this place. The name can be translated from Arabic as “mother of sharks”. During almost each dive it is possible to meet plenty of sharks of various species, among them are hammerheads, grey and whitetip sharks. Angarosh is drop shaped. There are two plateaus: one at 25m/82ft and another at 45m/147ft depth. The dive usually starts from the southern side of the island. After that the divers move along the vertical walls of the reef to its opposite side. Only experienced divers can dive here due to strong constant currents.
Most parts of the plateau and vertical reef walls are covered with picturesque soft corals and gorgonarias.

Location: Red Sea,south of Sudan port

What to see: Divers can spot here lots of sharks. Besides the sharks, it is possible to see large schools of barracudas, caranxes, mantas and napoleonfish.

Depth: 20-55m/66-180ft

Currents: 1knot

Visibility: 10-30m/33-99ft

Season for diving: Water temperature ranges between 20-22C/68-71F in February-March and 26-28C/78-82F in August-September.

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