Sudan - North and South Itineraries February to June and September to October
Learn More About Djibouti
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 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.
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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.
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.
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:
- Official language of Djibouti is Somali or Afar, many of the people in the tourist resorts speak English, French and Arabic.
- Population: Less than 1 million
- Capital: Djibouti
- Local currency is Djibouti Franc. (Approx Frank 177.72 = USD $1
- Day Temperature: Summer 38C/100F & Winter 27C/81F
- Night Temperature: Summer 26C/79F & Winter 19C/66F
- Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours with no daylight savings time.
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.