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Grey reef shark at Merlo, Sudan dive site
Jacks at Merlo, Sudan dive site
Clownfish at Merlo, Sudan dive site - courtesy of Monty Halls
Turtle at Merlo, Sudan dive site - courtesy of Monty Halls
Moray eel at Merlo, Sudan dive site
Tuna at Merlo, Sudan dive site - courtesy of Monty Halls
Turtle at Merlo, Sudan dive site
Merlo reefscape, Sudan dive site

Scuba Diving in Sudan

Dive Site: Merlo

Location: 1.2 miles SW of Angarosh, Sudan

Description: Reef dive

Depth: 5 - 35 metres (15 - 115 feet)

Visibility: 25 - 30 metres (80 - 100 feet)

South Ledge

Rating: ****

Another steep-sided, submerged reef dropping away to the depths and as ever there is the potential for some pelagics out in the blue. I saw a few morays, blue spotted stingrays, lots of trevally and triggerfish. An enjoyable dive.

North Plateau

Rating: *****

The northern edge of Merlo has a tall pinnacle protruding from it that is decked in soft corals, anthias and fusiliers. At the start of the dive we swam along in the blue with the reef on our right and were passed by jacks and barracuda and two grey reef sharks were patrolling, coming in close before heading off again. One had a big shark-bite shaped scar on its flank so had presumably been fighting! We then headed back into the reef past the pretty pinnacle before heading back along the wall on the opposite side of reef, still keeping it on our right. As we passed the gap between the pinnacle and main reef, a large turtle was passing through.

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