Sanganeb

Sanganeb
Photo provided by Bram de Bruin.

Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay - Mukkawar Island Marine National Park are two pristine marine ecosystems in the Red Sea.

The 2 geographically separated locations around a coral reef are known as excellent diving sites.

Huge schools of manta rays and sharks make common appearances in these waters. Furthermore, Dungonab Bay has a healthy dugong population.

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Bram de Bruin

Netherlands - 27-Jul-16 -

Sanganeb by Bram de Bruin

I visited this site in 2009 as part of a 2 week diving trip in Sudan on board the Royal Evolution. I won this expensive trip with a website contest.

We did 3 or 4 dives a day for 2 weeks! We got our visa in Port Sudan. From there we visited all the magnificent diving sites of Sudan. At Sanganeb reef we visited the lighthouse and had a chat with the guy who works there. After the visit we stayed 2 days at Sanganeb Reef and did several dives at Sanganeb North and Sanganeb South. Everything you can imagine under water was there!

I dived on many nice places in the world but diving at Sanganeb and the rest of Sudan was really amazing and unforgettable!!

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Site Info

Full Name
Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay - Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
Unesco ID
262
Country
Sudan
Inscribed
2016
Type
Natural
Criteria
7 9 10
Categories
Natural landscape - Marine and Coastal
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Site History

2016 Inscribed

2015 Referred

2014 Incomplete - not examined

1983 Deferred

Bureau session: Deferred until receipt of necessary info

Locations

The site has 2 locations

Sanganeb: Dungonab Bay-Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
Sanganeb: Sanganeb Marine National Park (SMNP)

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