Hurricane - Red Sea

  • Guests 22
  • Rooms 4 Main deck cabins, 7 lower deck
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks Tasty buffet of international and Egyptian cuisine
  • Facilities Steel boat departing from Marsa Alam
  • Diving 3-4 dives a day
  • Diving Extras Ask about rental gear and courses on booking
  • Internet Access Free WiFi, capacity is depending on boat location

About Hurricane

Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea - and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. Many Red Sea liveaboards are compared to Hurricane, but few are as enduringly popular. She has won the prestigious "Liveaboard of the Year" award no less than 3 times and in 2013 she has had a complete refit, including new air conditioning throughout, new plumbing and new teak decks. Fans of Hurricane often cite the superb diver comfort, thoughtful layout and highly experienced crew as the reasons they keep coming back year after year.

At 36m there is bags of space on board Hurricane. No detail was over looked when she was built and she is continually renovated to maintain the highest standards. There are 11 cabins in total spilt over the main and lower deck. The 4 main deck cabins are a mix of twin or double beds (with an additional single bed). The lower deck cabins are all twins apart from the bow cabins, which have a double bed and additional single bed. Cabins are allocated at the time of booking so do ask your travel consultant if you have a specific request. All have individual air con, en suite bathrooms, a fridge and safe box.

You will instantly recognise what has become the Tornado Marine Fleet signature design. The dining and saloon areas are divided to provide optimum comfort at all stages of the trip. Upstairs opens up into the AC saloon with the bar, flat screen and seating area. Outside there is a seated deck (ideal for your post dive tales), the upper sun deck and loungers and jacuzzi. Down on the dive deck extras include an air gun for cameras, high pressure gas bending facilities (including trimix), nitrox compressor and gear storage. The steel hull and low dive platform make Hurricane a stable ride in even the bumpiest of weather and entry and exits are easy. Hurricane has it all - and it is easy to see just why divers fall in love with her.

Main deck twin/double cabin

Hurricane has two main deck cabins that can be both twin or double bed. They are located in the front half of the main deck. These cabins have lovely big rectangular windows facing the ocean. All cabins onboard Hurricane have en suite, air con and safe. There is no surcharge for the main deck cabins.

Main deck twin cabin

Hurricane has two main deck twin cabins located in the front half of the main deck. These cabins have lovely big rectangular windows facing the ocean. All cabins onboard Hurricane have en suite, air con and safe. There is no surcharge for the main deck cabins.

Lower deck twin cabin

Hurricane has seven lower deck cabins, they are similar size to the main deck cabins and have a port whole window. All cabins onboard Hurricane have en suite, air con and safe.

Lower deck twin/double cabin

Hurricane has seven lower deck cabins that can be both twin or double bed, they are similar size to the main deck cabins and have a port whole window. All cabins onboard Hurricane have en suite, air con and safe.

Tim and Carole

2016-12-01 15:21:15

What a terrific trip we were spoilt with the weather, the sea conditions were very kind to us, the long crossings were very pleasant. Hurricane had clearly had a hard season but was still good, lovely low dive deck and good ladders. Cabin was good, even the air conditioning was reasonably quiet and always plenty of hot water. The food was plentiful and often really very good. The crew and guides were excellent, very helpful, couldn't do enough for you. As for the diving, that didn't disappoint, plenty of hammer head and and oceanic shark encounters, turtles and all the usual reef life. The scenic dives were lovely.

James Bertram

2016-11-22 12:12:25

The chefs do an excellent job with a tiny kitchen. They catered very well for members of the group with special food requirements and always had a great choice available.

LQ

2016-11-22 12:11:45

Excellent crew and dive guides. All the time as helpful as possible and really good fun. Kareem and Adel made the dives and briefings easy and fun. The crew was incredibly helpful not just diving but during the whole trip at any time. Always friendly and smiley. Couldn’t ask for nothing better

PG

2016-11-22 12:10:02

Really great boat – loved it as much as two years ago. Clean, comfortable and run with exceptional proficiency and professionalism. An amazing crew

Lesley

2016-11-22 12:09:15

Great boat – steady in the water and fast crossings. Plenty of hot water, comfortable beds. This was the best liveaboard trip I have had. Really great bunch of people and good fun. I would choose this liveaboard above my previous trips with Blue O Two because of the quality of food and guides, but mostly because this trip has been so much fun. A good mix

Keith and Polly

2016-11-22 12:07:00

Having worked as guides for years this trip has been great, the briefings are nice a clear and very clear. They have been very attentive and interactive with the whole boat. Top marks for both guides this trip.

Jo Bray

2016-11-22 12:05:59

The food was really good – with lots of choice and I was particularly impressed by the special effort made to accommodate veggies and others with specialist dietary requirements

Jessica Cox

2016-11-22 12:04:26

The guides and crew are absolutely fantastic. I liked their approach and found them both different personalities that worked well. Nasser was fab at finding the marine life. The crew were particularly helpful. The best crew that I have had in years, and I do lots of trips every yea

Glyn Hawes

2016-11-17 12:42:29

Absolutely the best ever weeks diving onboard hurricane (09/11/16) simply the best itinerary.. thanks to all crew and guides kareem and Annette Everaers and that other fella who was hanging around and generally getting in the way Adel M. El Beialy ... and all the other guests as well !! Same time next year .... thank you all !!!

Gary Barnes

2016-10-06 14:29:44

the group have had a great holiday, great diving with turtles, hammer heads and oceanic white tip sharks, dolphins, some rays, and great reefs. The food was great and the crew were really good entering into the madness that my group brings to the week. All such good fun. The guides (Kareem and Mohammed) were also very good both in terms of their guiding skills but again also entering into the groups antics and always interacting with us, eating with us and spending time with us during breaks in diving and in the evenings.

Matt Westgate

2016-09-06 12:31:27

The boat is superbly equipped and the steal hull makes the ride more relaxing when the seas get up. I can't praise the crew and dive guides enough. From superb and informative dive briefings, to the crew helping you in and out of the boat with your kit, to the hot chocolates at the end of your night dives. You will be hard pushed to find better service and support than we received. I look forward to seeing them all again next year

Simon

2016-09-06 12:26:50

Great crew, very friendly and very helpful. Good laugh too, which made for a really fun week. Top marks to Gomma for spotting the group of Hammerheads.

Ben Marsden

2016-09-06 12:26:13

Superb boat – lots of space on the dive deck, air conditioning and very comfortable to sail on overnight. Cabins were cleaned every morning. The crew were excellent all week. They worked very hard and couldn’t do enough to help. The dive guides were very knowledgeable and knew exactly were to dive to get the best experience

Mark, Michael, RIchard and Ray

2016-09-06 12:24:32

Superb boat – one of the best many of us have been on. Very comfortable, good layout, nice cabins, air conditioning, shower/toilet area of good size. Very well cleaned by the crew

Bob Mason

2016-09-03 10:47:55

Great trip to St. Johns. As a returning guest it was nice to be recognised by Yasser and a number of the crew. Nineteen dives - a manta and oceanic white tips-what more can you ask for.A thank you to room-mate Paul.Looking forward to 2017. Bob

Mike and Karen

2016-08-31 10:58:11

Hard to fault boat, clean and comfortable, plenty of room for everyone. Excellent food, good choices.

David and Scott

2016-08-31 10:56:36

The boat exceeded my expectations, everything was always clean and the beds in the cabins were really comfortable. Food was delicious, there was plenty to choose from so there was always something that we liked.

John and Debra

2016-08-31 10:55:18

I think these holidays are always a joy made by the guides and staff and I have to say the two guides Gooma and Yasser were superb and very knowledgable and helpful aswell as always being around and part of the guests. The crew were superb and certainly seemed a team from top to bottom. I have spent many years running top level hotels and it is a pleasure to see such a great crew who made our stay so much good fun and relaxing.

Peter and Marion

2016-08-31 10:50:35

The best dive guides and crew in the Red Sea, and we have been on many other liveaboards here. Fantastic guides who gave superb briefings and led dives well, plus they were willing to let you do your own dive, conditions and experience permitting. Always felt safe. As for the crew, they are the most helpful and happy crew we have dived with. Thank you!-

Lisa Oliver

2016-08-30 09:55:54

Just wanted to let you know that both David and Scott had an amazing time in Egypt; The crew were amazing and very helpful. Thank you very much for all your help and advice.

Ali

2016-08-18 16:24:56

Hi Georgie, Just wanted to email and say how amazing our trip was! Just got back this morning but it really was the perfect trip! Great boat, brilliant crew, amazing group of people and brilliant diving. The trip was flawless and we will definitely be in touch when we want to go another diving trip. A massive thank you! Ali :-)

Derek and Angie

2016-08-01 10:02:51

Really great dive guides, thorough briefing prior to each dive, always helpful. Theest of the crew could not have been more helpful in everyway helping in and out of the ribs, looking after us whilst getting our dive gear on. Lovely drinks after each dive and lots of biscuits and tea and coffee on tap.Amazing to be able to provide a feast at each meal time in such a small galley area... They should be on MASTER CHEF

Esther and Anthony

2016-08-01 09:58:19

The boat itself was really nice. The room was just right and what we expected. Its also very clean. The dive deck was brilliant because it has lots of space and an area to place our camera

Rick and Sam

2016-08-01 09:57:42

Best dive at Daedalus Reef. After jumping in we saw 4 hammerheadsstraightaway, which circled us for some time. A manta was also seen near the surface. Then the whole family of hammerheads showed up (around 14) and a manta swam past in the deep. Group stayed well together and all were monitored closely by the guides. To top it all off, another manta showed up at the safety stop! All in all a fantastic dive and one to be remembered

Ian

2016-07-19 09:57:34

Hurricane was again very good. This is my 3rd time on this boat and every trip has been enjoyable

Joanna and William

2016-07-19 09:56:06

All the dive guides were brilliant, and showed us more than we would have seen without them. The crew were really helpful with kit and made kitting up effortless. A charming and mischevious bunch

Flora

2016-07-19 09:51:19

Guides are great. Loved diving with them for all my guided dives and then the briefings were perfect and very informative for when I started going on unguided dives. The crew are fantastic, so helpful, fun and just really great to be around. Thank you so much to them all

Becky

2016-07-19 09:50:30

Thought the boat was fantastic. Well organised, spacious, extremely clean. Lots of lovely little touches, smily faces in the eggs in the morning, lovely snacks etc. The itinerary was excellent, great mix of swim throughs / wreck / deep diving for sharks / coral dives.

Shaun cooper

2016-07-11 09:29:05

Just thought I would drop a short note to say thank you for arranging our southern red sea trip to St. Johns on MV Hurricane. Myself and Diane had a fab time with Matt, Kareem, Annette and a wonderful crew.

Lesley and Richard

2016-06-01 13:06:32

The crew and guides were excellent and helpful. Food was delicious and wondered how they manage to make such good food in that small kitchen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Red Sea is between 4-5 hours flying time direct from the UK. Scuba Travel have over 20 year's experience in the Red Sea and have carefully selected a fleet of luxury liveaboards and superb hotels that meet our exacting standards. Explore the sheer beauty of the Red Sea on a Red Sea liveaboard from North to South. Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and El Gouna are popular resort locations, whilst Marsa Alam, El Quesir and Hamata are perfect for those looking for quiet escapism.

Weather and Climate

Fine weather is the order of the day pretty much throughout the year, with rainfall quite rare and short lived. The hottest time of the year is July – August with air temperatures over 30°C. Even in Egypt’s so called ‘winter’ the average rarely falls below 20°C. Water temperature varies from 20°C in February to 29°C in September. Please choose your exposure suit accordingly, depending on your personal preferences.

Travel

Flight options

As standard our holiday packages are based on flights from London Gatwick, direct to your Red Sea hub - Sharm el Shekh, Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Where possible, we are happy to offer regional departures, in particular Manchester. A supplement may apply for regional departures.  Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  Unfortunately, not all regional flight routings are compatible with liveaboard schedules. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.  

Stopovers

As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

All UK visitors to Egypt need an entry visa (valid for a 30days). This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Save time and prebook your visa with Scuba Travel's prepaid visa service

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance.  Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities.   We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance.  It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations:  click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

Most flights to Egypt are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.

Check in

Charter airlines do not enable online check in for flights to Egypt. You must print your ticket coupon prior to travel. Do ensure you leave up to 3 hours, especially over busy travel periods.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort.  Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money!  If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel.  These aren’t as expensive as you might think.   click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Egypt, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. Our representative will be waiting either airside around the baggage carousel or in the arrivals hall. They will be holding a board with either Scuba Travel, your destination or your name on it. If you have prepaid for our visa service, you will be given your visa on arrival. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK.  Call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.  

Transfers

Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard or resort holiday package when using our flights. Our representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat/hotel. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Egypt, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.

Info

Included in your holiday

Flights, transfers, accommodation on full board basis, 12l tanks and weights.

Excluded

Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire, nitrox or on board souvenirs. Soft drinks, speciality coffees and alcohol are all available on board - the boat will run an honesty tab to pay at the end of the trip. Please see the on board extras tab for a more comprehensive list of local charges.  

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.  

Currency

All onboard prices are in Euro, but Sterling, US Dollars are accepted (subject to onboard exchange rate). The boat has a card machine.

Phone coverage

Itinerary dependent. Most of Hurricanes Itineraries will have phone coverage when close to shore but not when she is out at sea.

Plugs and electricity

2 pin European sockets. Plugs are located on dive deck, saloon and in cabins.

Extras

Hire equipment

We offer a very wide range of rental equipment onboard Hurricane including side mount and technical equipment. Hurricane is rebreather friendly and have tanks, softnolime, helium and oxygen upon request.

Extras

Hurricane offers a wide range of courses on board. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options.

Souvenirs

There is an on board boutique selling t-shirts. All stock items are subject to availability.

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is Free onboard Hurricane. We recommend all divers to dive with Nitrox when suitable.

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Normally £250 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure.

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees.  We are not able to accept PayPal transactions. 

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

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