Tempest - Red Sea

  • Guests 12
  • Rooms 11 Twin Bed Cabins. All on the lower deck
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks Tasty buffet of international and Egyptian cuisine
  • Facilities Small boat perfect for small groups and private parties.
  • Diving 3-4 dives a day,
  • Diving Extras Ask about rental gear and courses on booking
  • Internet Access

About Tempest

Tempest is an exclusive Red Sea liveaboard run by the award winning Tornado Marine Fleet. She might be smaller than some of her sister ships, but she packs a big punch and is a well beloved liveaboard in the Northern Red Sea. Perfect if you want a friendly atmosphere with the comfort of a larger vessel, meeting the same high standards you would expect of a modern Red Sea liveaboard.

It's no wonder Tempest has been such a popular liveaboard to cruise on. At 25m from bow to stern, Tempest sleeps only 12 guests. Ideal if you like lots of space on the dive deck or sun deck! The 6 cabins are are all en suite with shower, individual AC and ample storage for all your goodies. There are an additional 2 upper deck cabins which are not en suite. All the cabins are bright and airy with modern decor.

The saloon and dining area is well equipped with a bar, stereo system and a large plasma screen to view the day's footage or to sit back and enjoy a movie. There are plenty of charging stations around the saloon as well as in each cabin. Both sun lovers and those who prefer the shade will find a spot to relax in. The dive deck is thoughtfully laid out with kiting up room for all. Nitrox is available on board. If you are looking for an exclusive liveaboard then make a beeline for Tempest.

Lower deck cabin

Tempest has six lower deck cabins. All have twin beds, en suite, air con and safe.

Carol

2016-06-21 14:39:48

All the staff were very helpful and always cheerful. The dive crew showed an interest in our equipment & what we were doing, which was nice. The dive briefings were also very informative. Thank you all.

Laura

2016-06-21 14:37:38

Such a great crew! Everyone was on-hand all the time, keeping us happy and so well looked after. The dive briefings were excellent – I’m a details freak and like to know about all the ins and outs of a dive site. In no time at all, the deck hands had worked out our individual idiosyncrasies and catered to those with fantastic spirit and humour.

Stumpy and Simon

2016-06-21 14:36:58

A great relaxed feel and perfect for a small group. Good dive deck with plenty of room. Cabin 5 is comfortable and a nice amount of space.

Alex

2016-06-21 14:35:51

Tempest is a very comfortable boat, well laid-out and spacious for her low guest capacity. The dive deck seems uncluttered in comparison with other liveaboards I’ve been on in the Red Sea, which makes it great for moving around with underwater photography equipment

Martin

2015-12-03 14:04:44

The crew were all very competent and helpful. The dive guides were particularly good the briefings were the best I have ever had very informative and useful.

Stuart

2015-12-03 14:04:04

Both guides, Ahmed and Waheed were very competent and were a pleasure to dive with, always looking out for the guests throughout every dive. They are both very knowledgable and their presentations were very comprehensive and easy to understand.

Ian

2015-12-03 14:02:57

Been on Tornado boats a few times now but this was my first time on Tempest. Found it perfectly adequate and really enjoyed the smaller group scenario that you get on Tempest.

Alice and Alexander

2015-12-03 14:01:29

The crew and guides were so attentive, friendly and made us feel very safe and comfortable on the trip. Ahmed was a great dive instructor, and guided us really well under water. He is fun to have on board.

Freddie and Selina

2015-12-03 14:00:29

Spacious & comfortable. Good relaxing areas e.g. on first floor deck & upstairs. Rooms were nice and cool in the evenings with the aircon.

Paul Colley

2015-06-19 13:12:26

Exceptional. Help always on hand when needed I particularly liked the reasonable freedom that was given to divers according to experience levels – it makes a big difference to the diving experience.

Peter Tatton

2015-06-19 13:12:07

Exceedingly helpful. Diving off this M/V a pleasure.

Gill

2015-06-19 10:21:30

Wonderful, thanks to Osama and Sayed. The crew are 100% perfect.

Samantha Needle

2015-06-19 10:20:55

all the staff were excellent the food was excellent, the boat crew were very attentive whilst getting ready & when getting in & out of the water, The guide was excellent whilst showing us some of the dive sites all at a very good pace for us to use our cameras, all very good.

Gosia

2014-11-17 15:26:10

Food was very tasty and lots of choice. Thank you for varied vegetarian options!

ML

2014-11-17 15:25:53

Boat is very comfortable. Even with 14 people there's plenty of room although as we are all from the same club it makes life easier to mix. I like the set up on the dive deck with plenty of space for kitting up and also for the suits to dry.

Dan

2014-11-17 15:25:12

Big thanks to Reda for his briefs, he gave clear instructions of how to dive a site and what to look out for as well as some nice history of the wrecks. His willingness to cater dives to suit divers with different abilities was a great help and ensured everyone on the trip had a good experience. Handy was great, always had a smile on his face.

Richard

2014-11-17 15:24:23

Very pleased with Reda's thorough briefings, always going over the brief more than once in different ways to give a good understanding of the dives. Very controlled guided groups inspired confidence.

Olly

2014-11-03 15:29:32

An excellent week with so many great dives, Reda is an excellent and very knowledgeable diver and the briefing were always detailed and excellent. The crew were brilliant and very hard working, great sense of humour I can't fault them. Food was excellent too

Lucy & Nell

2014-11-03 15:06:54

This is our first live-aboard holiday, and we will be back for more. This well exceeded our expectations. We have been in very safe hands with Reda, and his excellent guiding, briefings are fantastic. Crew are helpful and friendly.

Joe & Tanya

2014-11-03 15:06:32

It is our first time here and everything we've heard is true. Amazing dives, best we've done (beats the Great Barrier reef by far!). Reda gave brilliant briefings so we knew exactly what to expect. Also a really good guide so we never missed a thing. Hendy made sure we had all our needs met and was good fun to chat to. The food was excellent, far better than we could have expected. Crew helpful and mostly friendly. Made the dives much easier to get ready for.

Pat

2014-11-03 15:05:55

We have been to the Red Sea for about 15 years (me) and this is the best guiding we have ever had. The briefings are brilliant Reda is so well informed and is a very professional presenter

Alicia & Graham

2014-10-23 10:27:49

Great food, great service, great people. Menu is always lovely and tasty! Great chef!

Iain & Angus

2014-10-23 10:27:21

Guide Yasser is very competent (safety first). Good communication skills and sense of fun. Crew is excellent. Always there when needed. Equipment is well-maintained and operated

Dan

2014-10-23 10:26:53

As a first time liveaboarder I have been very impressed with the efficiency of the crew And the guide Yassar who made the diving easy for for us all. Great boat and tour. Sold on liveaboards now.

Chris Hannam

2014-10-23 10:26:31

A brilliant trip yet again. This is the third time I have done the wrecks and reef tour and I am looking forward to booking again in the near future.

Denise & Bob

2014-10-23 10:26:09

We thought it was lovely,very comfortable and a great crew. Would definitely book it again.

Alan

2014-10-20 11:27:21

Ahmed our dive guide was brilliant, he knew the area very well and was very helpful and considered the divers safety and dive enjoyment. All of the crew were very friendly and helpful, especially with preparing the divers for their dive.

Hannah & Nick

2014-10-20 11:03:08

The food was great every breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was never disappointed. It met lots of high standards including special requests like omelettes and fried eggs. The food was also served hot without delay and cooked thoroughly

Colin, Tapani, Andy & john

2014-10-20 11:02:47

Friendly and helpful guides and crew, lots of fun to be with. Able to handle issues without any delay. Housekeeping staff exemplary, keeping an immaculate vessel and services. Dive deck staff, always attentive and ready to help with equipment, wetsuits and other needs.

Dan & Samantha

2014-10-03 09:26:07

Excellent all round. Guides were knowledgeable and approachable and all crew were friendly and helpful. Good atmosphere on the boat at all times.

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 30 days). This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Save time and prebook your visa with Scuba Travel's prepaid visa service. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

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).

Phone coverage

Itinerary dependent. Most of Tempests Itineraries will have phone coverage when close to shore.

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 Tempest including side mount and technical equipment. Tempest is not rebreather Friendly.

Extras

Tempest 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

We recommend all divers to dive with Nitrox when suitable. Nitrox can be prebooked up to 3 days before departure or paid for on a dive by dive basis onboard the boat.

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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