Hurricane | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard

Hurricane
(Red Sea - Egypt )

from: £995 inc. flights*
    
  • Award winning boat
  • Steel hulled vessel
  • Refitted in June 2013
  • Rebreather friendly
  • New Southern Itineraries in 2014
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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 a bunk above). The lower deck cabins are all twins apart from the bow cabins, which have a double bed and bunk above. 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.

Accommodation

  • Cabins: 11
  • Guests: 22
  • Ensuite Cabins: Yes
  • Individual A/C: Yes
  • Mini bar: No

Diving

  • Guides: 2
  • Tenders: 2
  • Compressors: 2
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Rebreather Friendly: Yes
  • Charging Stations: Yes

Technical

  • Length: 36m
  • Breadth: 8m
  • Engines: 2 x 764 HP
  • Generators: 2 x 85 KW
  • Construction Material: Steel
  • Desalaination: 8 ton capacity

Camera Facilities

  • 2 x rinse tanks, charging stations (2 pin European plugs) and camera table on dive deck with 2 air guns

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24 March 2014

Reda's briefings are interesting and very informative. Also a great guide and very patient. Ahmed is a great guide and is very patient. Both helped out very much and wish all guides were like them. The crew bend over backwards to help out. Always willing to help out where and when the can without complaints. Gordon Morris

24 March 2014

This was our first liveaboard and I think we've been spoilt, the crew and guides have been so helpful and friendly, the briefings before the dives were so thorough and for the first time we have dived unguided .We will definitely come on another one. Thank you all for a very special holiday Annette & Steven Mann

24 March 2014

Crew and guides fantastic. Hard working and helpful all day. Food very good too.Certainly use this boat and crew again. Stuart de Frain Ford

17 March 2014

Food was exceptional throughout, no repetition and extremely tasty. Overall an outstanding trip and would definitely come back. David

17 March 2014

The crew were one of the highlights of the trip. Professional and helpful, nothing was too much effort. Our dive guides, Adel and Reba, were incredibly adaptable to our various requirements and a great source of local knowledge. Fran Sykes

17 March 2014

The crew were excellent. Always very helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and they helped whenever they could. The briefings of the dive site were comprehensive and pitched at the right level. In the water the dive guides were conscious of safety and had a good eye for spotting fish etc. Jon Arthur

17 March 2014

The boat had excellent facilities on board, the communal area was really useful and the entertainment system gave us something to do on an evening which was great. The available brew kit, biscuits, and juice machine where great additions keeping you refreshed throughout the day. Joseph Lockeridge

18 November 2013

The crew were great and so helpful all the time. The guides gave very good briefings which really helped us with our unguided dives. We are grateful for how hard everyone worked to ensure we had a great holiday. Emma & Christopher

18 November 2013

Chrisoula K is one of the best wrecks in the Red Sea from a photographers point of view. Cascading light shining in through the many openings provide many opportunities to capture some great shots. The workshop is a highlight as well as the engine room. Ian

12 November 2013

All were very friendly and helpful. I completed an advanced course and my instructor was very patient and helpful. Bridget

12 November 2013

Great guides. We were really impressed with the wreck guiding in particular. Both Ahmeds were very enthusiastic about the diving and good fun. The crew were ALWAYS on hand whenever needed and made getting ready as easy as possible. Sarah & David

21 October 2013

Ahmed and Sayed really made the trip for me. I always felt like I was in good, safe hands. They were very knowledgeable about the dive sites and often found something to make us all get excited and talk about back on the boat. Mel

23 September 2013

Very good. Never stopped eating. Absolutely loved every meal. Chef and his apprentice have done an excellent job. Chris Bowden

23 September 2013

Excellent, plentiful and really tasty - such a great range of food, brilliant snacks after the third dive. Love the hot chocolate after the first dive - and the fig biscuits. Tony & Katie

23 September 2013

We thought the crew was great. Appeared to be working hard. Helpful and attentive. Know what divers need. One of the best crews we have ever had. Yasser was great, likes to joke, easy to get on with. Has a good sense of humor. Anna was very professional. Her dive briefings were excellent. Roy & Kevin

23 September 2013

The guides Anna and Yasser are experienced, helpful and very professional giving clear dive briefs and doing their best to match expectations of guest with mixed levels of experience, the in water guiding is at a relaxed pace. The crew are attentive, cheerful and very helpful. Paul Beardell

04 July 2013

Really nice liveaboard where everyone is friendly and nothing is too much trouble. I will be back to do the trip again and hopefully the staff will be the same. Craig

04 July 2013

Overall a fantastic week. My thanks go to Adel and Yasser for their insight and knowledge which helped us explore the wrecks in more detail. The Bar staff for always being there with a smile and meeting any request. The remainder of the crew for their enthusiasm and commitment to providing an excellent service. Also thanks to Mike for his unending patience answering my tedious wreck questions. Ben

04 March 2013

The crew/cook were very considerate of guests’ dietary requirements and there was a good range of food choices over the week. As a vegetarian I was looked after better than on the Emperor Elite Jon & Kate

04 March 2013

The crew was an excellent example of efficiency and hard work. They were encouraging, kind and gave attention to our happiness and comfort. Both Sameh and Yasser are still passionate about and happy to dive. They are exceedingly knowledgeable about the sites they took us to and very good at spotting the wrasses, eels, dolphins and other big thrills Lee & Denise

04 March 2013

Guides and Crew all excellent, guides were there to supervise when it was needed (Thistlegorm etc) but happy to let you do your own thing when wanted to on easier dives. Guides and crew all good fun and made it a great trip! Angus & Parvandeep

25 February 2013

A super week with fantastic diving. The marine life was spectacular and I particularly enjoyed The Barge and meeting 'George' the Moray eel. The corals inside The Kingston were gorgeous and I loved photographing the lionfish. I will be back to dive the Red Sea again. All the crew were friendly and they provided an excellent service - getting help with my fins and equipment is something I will now expect from dive buddies back at Stoney Cove! Anna and Ahmed were exceptional dive guides. Tony Stephenson

25 February 2013

This was my first live aboard, it was great :) All the crew were very nice and also the food was great. It was such a lovely week :) Megan Salmon

25 February 2013

Another great week in the Red Sea diving the wrecks and reefs. Plenty of photo opportunities. Pleased to be reacquainted with George at The Barge - first met him in 2003. Still one of my favourite Red Sea dive sites. This time some very large scorpion fish and big crocodile fish. Sadly, no diving with dolphins on this trip. Maybe next time! Last dive on the Thistlegorm was very special: no current, great visibility and our group of three seemed to have the ship to ourselves! Pod of small belugas on the way to Shark Reef and Yolande was the icing on the cake. As ever, the crew have been magnificent: always ready to help; smiles on their faces whatever; and the food was fantastic. Dive guides - thank you for facilitating a great trip. David White

25 February 2013

Fantastic week aboard the Hurricane. As a non diver I was well looked after as well. The trip was extra special for Mark and myself as we were celebrating 30 years together. The crew surprised us with decorating the room for dinner and the lights were dimmed and out came a huge cake with candles made by the chef. Tears started to flow! Thank you so much guys for our special time. We will be back - you never know Anna might persuade me to do a try dive next time!! Mark & Tracey Wadsworth

18 February 2013

Wow! What a trip. Fabulous. Everything was just great. The diving was superb and it was an honour to dive with Reda and Sam. Hurricane was in much better shape than in last November. The crew were always helpful and the food was as ever excellent. As a veteran of 13 trips with Scubatravel and 8 aboard tornado fleet boats, I can honestly say that this trip was one of the best. I must do it again. And one of the highlights was Ian pointing out a parrot fish to me! Norm Donachie

18 February 2013

This is the third trip with the Tornado fleet and as twice before a very relaxing time with the boat in excellent conditions. The whole crew was very friendly and helpful and the guides were very knowledgeable. Andrew Thwaites

18 February 2013

Boat fantastic as usual, we are never disappointed and will return again and again. Staff as always very helpful and willing to help in any way, dive guides know their stuff. Lovely grub and I'm sure I've put on loads of weight, but don't care food delicious. Good healthy well balanced diet. Deb & Jeff Hickman

13 February 2013

HP as always on the Tornado fleet the guides and crew are excellent! You cannot fault anything that they do nothing is too much trouble and always done with a smile and genuine care. If anyone disagrees with this comment i suggest that they take a good look at themselves before blaming others for their own failings. Everything is done for you before you can ask. The cabin is cleaned and lovely. We love the air freshener. Reda is the best guide that we have ever had. John & Julie HP

13 February 2013

The staff are lovely and very helpful. The cabin was spotless (although they could ease off on the air freshener!) Food brilliant and whatever you ask for they normally can't do enough to help/provide. Philippa

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