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Welcome to Djibouti - Nov to Feb (Starting October 2020) 


Sudan & Djibouti

 
Diving Details:
  • Whale Sharks, soft and hard corals, manta rays, mobulas, abundant schools of fish, hammerheads, dolphin, and wrecks.

  • All dives from 2 tenders that carry 10 divers each for quick access.

  • Water temperature:
    74 - 84F, 23 - 29C.

  • 5 dives per day, night diving when available.

  • 3mm wetsuit recommended in the summer and 5mm wetsuit in the winter.


  Tenders:
  • Number of Tenders:2

  • Length: (2) 8 ft. x 21 ft, 6 x 16 ft.
Diving is done from the tenders throughout the week. One shore excursion is normally offered.

 

The Arabian Aggressor Offers These Itineraries:
 
Djibouti - November to February (7 nights)
Sudan - North and South Itineraries February to June and September to October
Sudan - Deep South (10 & 11 nights)rn

Learn More About  Djibouti
Djibouti should be at the top of every divers list for those in search of whalesharks, dolphins, and manta rays.  The Arabian Aggressor offers 7-night trips from Friday to Friday.  Djibouti, named after its capital city, is located in the Horn of Africa at the southern end of the Red Sea and formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.  Djibouti offers divers pristine and untouched waters bordered by the magnificent Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. 

From mid October to February, plankton blooms develop in an enclosed bay names The Gulf of Tadjourah near Djibouti City. Although whalesharks can be seen throughout the year, encounters are especially common during this time. The plankton-rich waters attract many of the great pelagic species.
 
The country itself has much to offer with three geographic regions;  the coastal areas, the volcanic plateaus and the mountain ranges with no rivers that flow into the coastal areas. This contributes to the healthy coral reefs,  colorful soft corals and large schools of fish.  Over 200 species of coral are found in Djibouti making it an extremely diverse ecosystem. Currents coming in from the Indian Ocean cause large marine animals such as whale sharks, pilot whales, beaked whales, sharks, manta rays, and dolphins more likely to be seen in the Djiboutian waters. It’s also very common to see large schools of stingrays, barracudas and groupers.
 
During the 7-night trips, you will visit three areas off the coast; the Seven Brothers Islands, Gulf of Tadjourah and Ghoubet al Kharab. Read more about the diving.




The Arabian Aggressor operates from November to February from the Port of Djibouti. On the start date of the charter departure, transfers are provided from the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport (JIB) to the yacht and return on the charter departure date. Everyone else may make their own way to the yacht for the 3 pm boarding.

Djibouti Itinerary
View the schedule of all itineraries: 

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation: 
The Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport (JIB) is located 10 minutes from the port. Following are the airlines that fly into Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport (JIB): Qatar via Doha - Turkish Air via Istanbul; Turkish Air  via Instabul - Emriates via Dubai; Turkish Air via Istanbul - Ethiopian Air via Addis Abba; Qatar via Doha - Ethiopian Air via Addis Abba; Turkish Air via Istanbul - Qatar via Doha.

Visas:
A Djibouti visa can be purchased online or on arrival. Each person is responsible for their visa. Visit here for more information on visas.

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

Immunizations: It is your responsibility to review and meet the vaccination requirements for the countries you are visiting.

Minimum Age For Diving: The minimum age to scuba dive in Sudan is 15 years of age.

Dive Accident Insurance: It is mandatory for everyone who dives to have dive accident insurance which includes medical evacuation. All information should be included in your record when completing the GIS (Guest Information System).

Travel Advisory: We are unable to accept reservations from guests traveling on an Israeli passport due to Sudanese maritime regulations. There is a risk that when the Port Authority is clearing the ARABIAN AGGRESSOR to depart the port on the charter, travel may be delayed and/or denied by the authorities for these individuals.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:
Airport transfers can be arranged if arriving and departing from the Djibouti International Airport on the charter start/end dates to and from the yacht for USD $40 each way. Guests will be met and transferred to the yacht. Guests may board the yacht Friday afternoon anytime between 3 pm - 6 pm and throughout the evening. The yacht will depart the dock early Sunday morning after the Port Authorities have checked all guests passports. After clearance is given, no one can board the boat.

After a full week of scuba diving on the ARABIAN AGGRESSOR she returns back to port Thursday afternoon.  That evening a sunset cocktail party will be hosted then guests may enjoy dinner ashore. Check-out is Friday morning at 8 am.

Taxes/Fees/Transfers:
There is a USD $150 Park/Port Fee per person. These fees are paid onboard the yacht and may be paid by Visa, Mastercard, cash. Other fees are the purchase of your Djibouti visa;

Upon arrival to Egypt, all guests must pay an entry visa of $25. They do not offer a multi-entry visa. (subject to change without notice)

Facts About Djibouti:

The  Government forbids international tourists from carrying drone aircraft into the country. If you do enter with a drone aircraft, it will be confiscated. It is also forbidden to import alcohol.