Mistral - Red Sea

  • Guests 20, (22 on request)
  • Rooms 11 Cabins. 4 main deck double & 7 lower deck twin
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks Tasty buffet of international and Egyptian cuisine
  • Facilities Spacious dive deck, Camera room, Jacuzzi and sun deck.
  • Diving 3-4 dives a day, Open deck on Red Sea Relaxed
  • Diving Extras Ask about rental gear and courses on booking
  • Internet Access Free WiFi, capacity is depending on boat location

About Mistral

Sail on Mistral for your next Red Sea liveaboard for a week to remember. Mistral is the very latest liveaboard in a long line of award winning vessels from Tornado Marine Fleet and her quality is evident from bow to stern. Attention to detail here is key and Mistral has been lovingly laid out to optimise space on board with super speedy engines to make sailing supremely comfortable. She boasts a host of extra facilities to make your week all the more enjoyable so jump aboard today!

Mistral has four double cabins located on the upper deck and eight twin cabins on the lower deck. Each generously sized cabin has a modern en-suite bathroom, individual controlled A/C and safety deposit. The upper cabins have one large double bed and the lower cabins have a large double lower bunk with an additional single upper bunk bed. All cabins have ample storage space and vanity unit. If you have a cabin preference just remember to ask at the time of booking.

The luxurious feel extends to the communal areas. The saloon is decked out with a plasma screen - ideal from comprehensive briefings. There are no less than 2 sun decks. The first sun deck is covered with a bar area and jacuzzi. The upper sun deck is vast and has plenty of space for everyone to lounge out. Photographers will love the dedicated camera room on the dive deck with rinse tanks and air gun. And technical divers will benefit from high pressure gas blending (including trimix). Ntirox is available for fills up to 36%. The extravagantly fast 1150Hp engines allow Mistral to get to the next dive site quickly and with 2 powerful RIBS, you will be the envy of others as you whisk past. The steel hull complements her speed and Mistral is incredibly stable in the water (ideal if you have not found you sea legs!). All in, Mistral is a welcome addition to the superb fleet of Red Sea liveaboards Scuba Travel offer and with such excellence, why book anything else!

Main deck cabin

Mistral has four main deck double cabins, located on the upper deck. These cabins have lovely big rectangular windows facing the ocean. All cabins onboard Mistral have en suite, air con and safe. There is no surcharge for the main deck cabins.

Lower deck cabin

Mistral has eight lower deck cabins. The lower deck cabins all have port whole style windows, bunk beds, en suite, air con and safe.

Adrian Davies

2016-11-22 12:02:16

The Captain made sure we were the only boat on the Thistlegorm, the crew couldn’t be any more helpful and friendly. The dive guides briefings were extremely comprehensive and he had the enthusiasm of a new diver, always smiling!

Fran

2016-11-22 12:00:19

An excellently run boat. Plenty of room and loads of seating in both sun and shade. All the crew were friendly and really helpful throughout. I will not hesitate to recommend this boat to all my friends.

Ida and David

2016-11-22 11:59:36

The boat is really nice and clean, perfect for this trip. It has everything you could need for a nice and relaxed holiday.

Mike and Martin

2016-11-22 11:58:00

Cant fault the guides or crew, excellent service at all points of the week. Very friendly and always most helpful

Matthew

2016-11-22 11:57:32

My first liveaboard Surprised by the space. Impressive communal area. The boat in general was really well organised and made diving a pleasure.

Dione and Kevin

2016-11-22 11:56:33

Clean and spacious boat. Well looked after. Easy access to the cabins and sun deck. Dive deck well laid out and not to crowded. Rooms are big enough, but the mattress is very hard

Will Morris

2016-11-22 11:55:19

Spacious comfortable cabins. Nice food. Easy access to the dive deck from where the dive equipment was stored. Generally a very nice boat.

Joanna Morris

2016-11-22 11:54:38

The dive guides were really knowledgeable, especially with fish recognition (Reda). They made the dives fun and really interesting. The crew were really helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Any problems were sorted out quickly, and they were really helpful when I was getting ready to dive. They are also friendly and a little mischevious.

Ali wills

2016-09-24 22:59:24

Our first ever liveaboard. With the wonderful and very patient Duxy. Couldn't have asked for more. The crew were superb, other guests great company and a lovely very stable boat. So good we booked anothér trip within a month of our return. If yòu have ny concerns about a liveaboard forget them and book a Duxy one with Suba travel.

Helen

2016-07-19 10:08:05

Stunning, very comfortable beautifully clean and very well looked after. The staff especially work so very hard to ensure that everything is perfect.

Rich

2016-06-21 11:43:12

The crew were flawless. These guys work so hard and they are ALWAYS in good spirits. They get involved and enjoy a good bit of banter, which is always fun 10/10. The guides were excellent. Great knowledge of the sites, Great English and the Reda's briefings were above and beyond. Top marks. I felt in safe hands the whole trip

Claire

2016-06-21 11:42:20

Mistral is the best boat I have been on and it is noticeably more stable in the water than the others. Great crew as always, and very willing to help.

Anne and Phil

2016-06-21 11:41:05

Mistral is still my favourite boat in the Red Sea

Anne Medcalf

2016-06-20 14:31:58

Back home from a great Red Sea Relaxed week on Mistral with Paul Duxfield. The itinerary is brilliant and the care and attention of Reda Mohamed & Mousa as the guides along with the hard work of the crew, especially while fasting for Ramadan and running an open deck was all done with big smiles and a great sense of fun. After doing a number of Red Sea trips with Duxy I'm amazed that they keep getting better and better 😄 Thanks to my fellow guests too for such a great week with dolphins, good diving and lots of laughs.

Iphigenia Metheniti

2016-06-01 11:46:40

A very nice boat, just the right size for our group. Very clean inside and out. The cabins, although conservative in space are well laid out and surprisingly comfortable. Storage is also sufficient. The dining area is also very clean and pleasant. Outside spaces are plenty and offer a nice selection of seating in and out of the sun.

Sari Kaufman

2016-06-01 11:45:24

Reda’s dive briefings have been outstanding! It is great to learn about the history of the wrecks and also to understand the currents better. It is also lovely to listen to someone so passionate about the wrecks and the reefs. The rest of the crew have also been fabulous, very helpful and friendly

Craig Peterson

2016-06-01 11:44:21

Awesome guides and crew. I think a hard working crew made all the difference. There was always a smile and nothing was ever a problem I would recommend this boat to friends for sure.

Chris

2016-05-24 10:13:48

Lovely boat, clean, tidy, amazing amount of space, very impressed with the dive deck.

Dave and Sue

2016-05-24 10:12:32

The guides and crew are exceptional. Very friendly, attentive and professional. Nothing is too much trouble.

Chris

2016-05-24 10:11:41

The guides were awesome, couldn't ask for better guys. The crew went beyond expectations to make my stay enjoyable and comfortable.

Scott and Davida

2016-05-24 10:10:22

The boat was lovely, clean, tidy and plenty of room for sunbathing and relaxing, the diving deck was set up really well.

Louise and David

2015-12-03 13:36:11

Excellent boat. Very clean and had everything you needed. Very comfy and spacious

Marie and Darren

2015-12-03 13:34:56

Both crew and guides have been very good – so helpful and ensuring our trip was the best

Kevin

2015-12-03 13:33:35

Nice and spacious. Cleaned every morning and kept very tidy! Good sized boat meaning it never felt crowded.

Nick and Marie

2015-12-03 13:32:30

One of the best holidays I have ever been on, crew were first class and really made the holiday for us, nothing never too much trouble, they are a credit to the business, the guides were very good very helpful and supported us throughout the week. Looking forward to booking next trip.

John

2015-12-03 13:30:01

Fantastic crew, great guides and exceptional dive briefings.

David

2015-12-03 13:29:23

Nice boat, good layout & in decent condition, more than adequate for diving & relaxing

Stuart and Derek

2015-12-03 13:27:50

Dive guides were the best I’ve experienced on 4 liveaboards, the briefings were thorough, detailed and accurate. Always felt confident of the dive site layout and conditions before diving and the suggested dive plan always suited the conditions and made everything straightforward.

Christopher and Sara

2015-12-03 13:26:26

The Mistral is a well designed boat and the steel hull making it a really smooth ride.

Helena and Ross

2015-10-20 13:44:43

The crew and guides have been magnificent. Nothing has been too much trouble. The guides have accommodated everyone’s requests; they have been good fun and most attentive. The crew have been great and again most helpful. All have helped with all aspects of kitting and de-kitting. Having hot chocolate put in your hand after a night dive is a lovely touch and most welcoming

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.

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