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.
Map of Sanganeb
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Bram de Bruin Netherlands - 27-Jul-16
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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Full name: Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay - Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
Unesco ID: 262
Criteria: 7 9 10
- 2016 - Inscribed
- 2015 - Referred
- 2014 - Incomplete - not examined
- 1983 - Deferred Bureau session: Deferred until receipt of necessary info
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- Holocene: the coral reefs we see along the Red Sea today are primarily Holocene
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