Whirlwind | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard

Whirlwind
(Red Sea - Egypt )

from: £885 inc. flights*
    
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Whirlwind has to be one of our favourite Red Sea liveaboards - and as the award winning Liveaboard of the Year 2011 clearly fellow divers share our affection for her. This is 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices... just one of the reasons UK divers keep coming back to this superior liveaboard. She has a well deserved reputation for the quality of finish on board, her long standing crew are the definition of attentive and she has all the award winning hallmarks of Tornado Marine fleet (from the decor to the tasty food)! Discover today how effortless diving can be when your liveaboard has been designed by divers for divers.

Whirlwind is a generous 36m from bow to stern and at 8m across, there is ample space for all 20 guests. There are 10 cabins in total, all with twin beds, en suite, air con and safe. The storage is plentiful and the showers are some of the most powerful you will find on a boat! There are 4 cabins on the main deck which are preallocated at the time of booking with no additional surcharge.

Whirlwind has everything the modern diver could want on board. The dive deck is one of the most impressive aspects - no more kitting up in a crowd on this boat! There is a camera table, 2 rinse tanks and plenty of space for all your dive kit. Whirlwind is also rebreather friendly and can pump oxygene and helium mixes (please just let us know at the time of booking). And for your relaxation between dives, there are 2 sundecks and the jacuzzi. Catch some rays, relax with a book or enjoy the hot tub. The saloon is kitted out with a modern entertainment system and a well stocked bar. Quite simply no element of this liveaboard has been overlooked. From sun up to sun down, Whirlwind is the perfect home away from home in the Egyptian Red Sea.

Accommodation

  • Cabins: 10
  • Guests: 20
  • Ensuite Cabins: Yes
  • Individual A/C: Yes
  • Mini bar: Yes

Diving

  • Guides: 2
  • Tenders: 2
  • Compressors: 2 x K14
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Rebreather Friendly: Yes
  • Charging Stations: Yes

Technical

  • Length: 36m
  • Breadth: 8m
  • Engines: 2xK14
  • Generators: 3x80Kw
  • Construction Material: Wood
  • Desalaination: 2xAqua

Camera Facilities

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

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08 December 2014

Guides & crew were really great! A top team. The guide briefings were very informative and Yasser was very good at keeping us safe on and off the boat. The crew were very attentive and couldn't be more pleasant. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for such a great week. We will definitely be back in the future. Astrid & Hamish

08 December 2014

All were awesome. The crew were very friendly and always on hand to help. The guides were equally great. Lots of fun and very knowledgeable! In all seriousness, the guides were the best I've ever had. I've done one liveaboard before with a different company- this week has been on another level. Bertie Gregory

08 December 2014

The boat is spacious and comfortable. It is very clean and the crew clearly take pride in keeping it in good condition for the guests. The bar and restaurant are perfect for the guests needs and the external seating areas are a wonderful place to enjoy the scenery and catch a few rays with the sea breeze. The cabins are cosy but comfortable. I would recommend this boat. Zoe Puddephatt

08 December 2014

This was my first experience of this very iconic wreck (Thistlegorm). I had heard many stories from friends that have visited it before, but even still, the stories where not even close to how amazing the wreck really is. The guides where very thorough in there briefings which made the navigation of the outside very clear and easy, and they were never far away from us to be able to point out other points of interest. Amazing dive and one I would love to do again. Tristan Boulton

08 December 2014

Dolphins, dolphins and more dolphins. Made everybody's day to spend 30 minutes on the seabed singing and dancing with 10 very friendly dolphins. Oh yes, the wreck was good too. Paul Firth

01 December 2014

Just a quick mail to say what a great time I had last week. Mr Mamdoh sends his best wishes. Dolphins at Abu nuhas. Guides were so different. Dickinson Smith (D) was awesome. Neil Ross

24 November 2014

Very nice boat, well set up to accommodate all diving needs! Dave Franks

24 November 2014

First rate. Cannot fault either the guides or crew. I was very impressed with how attentive everyone was to all divers needs. They were always looking for someone to help. I was very impressed. The briefings were extremely thorough, detailed and interesting. Steve C

24 November 2014

As with all Tornado boats it is clean well maintained and spacious enough even when full so that you don't feel crammed in! Glyn Hawes

17 November 2014

Seeing the dolphins, watching the sunrise and sunset, chilling on the lounge deck. In terms of diving, I still, at 63(!) get a thrill out of 'flying' down to a wreck in stunning visibility, 'hovering' over a group of divers on a cracking dive. Seeing sights and creatures that very few people will ever be lucky enough to see - thanks for making all that possible again. Denis Hanbury

17 November 2014

I've been on Whirlwind before in 2007 and although good, the staff and guides this time around are better. They are flexible and approachable and accommodated our requests because of our novices in the group. This has meant that they have come away with lots of confidence and have found their feet in the Red Sea. Had things been different, probably not the case. It's also worth noting the little 'extras' like the rib trips for dolphin watching and across to the Island. This have proved to be special moments for us all. Ian Dore

17 November 2014

The whole trip has been fantastic and we would recommend it to anyone. The boat, crew, food and guides all fantastic. A well earned break for all of us. I ( Dave ) have done the Get Wrecked Safari 4 times before but this has been the best for me. Reda's organisation of the trip has meant being able to do 3 dives on the Rosie plus 4 dives on the Thislegorm....simply outstanding. Dean, Dave & Greg

10 November 2014

The food is very good and has a varied selection with plenty of it. Tim & Rob

10 November 2014

Crew very helpful, great team. Especially Manon was fantastic on all levels, she is a brilliant guide with lots of experience and always gives great advice. Petra & Alan

03 November 2014

All the staff and crew are friendly and helpful. The guides went out of their way to support me and help to improve my diving. I undertook the advanced open water course while on the boat which was really helpful and I feel my diving has improved significantly since. Stacey

03 November 2014

All crew very friendly and accommodating and willingly go out of their way for the benefit and comfort of the guests. Both dive guides have expert local knowledge and delivered informative briefings that all could understand. When leading dives they ensured all members of the group were aware of points of interests and highlights shared with the group. Both dive guides responded to the needs of individual members of the group with speed and professionalism. Jim, Mike, Steve, Chris & Jessie

03 November 2014

An excellent boat which caters to everyone's needs. Plenty of space and it was kept very clean. Shaun, Candice & Shaun

03 November 2014

SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! We also saw a turtle and a hammerhead shark!!! So exciting and just made my trip!! Emma & Paul

31 October 2014

I came with a pair of shorts that fit perfectly, by day 4 I couldn't even do the buttons up, THATS how good the food is!! Jo

31 October 2014

Fantastic staff, helpful and attentive. Guides very reassuring and knowledgeable. Penny & Darren

31 October 2014

Absolutely fantastic, always on hand to help, nothing was too much of a problem. Both Guides knew their dive sites well and safety was paramount at all times. John S

31 October 2014

Best Boat in the Red Sea! Paul & Kraken

31 October 2014

Exceptionally clean cabins, comfortable and any difficulties with cabin are sorted immediately by staff. Deck space is plentiful and clean Tracey & Jacqui

23 October 2014

Awesome food everyday and plenty to keep everyone going, especially the younger hungrier ones, good variety too. Willy Pledger

23 October 2014

Loved them all, I have to say they were perfect. I noticed the restaurant guys remembered who had what allergies and morning orders and always smiled. The crew on the dive deck were helpful, smiley, friendly and nothing was to much for them to help you and make you happy. I went away with Blue 02 last year (sorry) and Reda and Ahmed just showed me this week how superior you are, they were 5 star! I really felt like we were all part of the same family! Arabella Underwood

23 October 2014

Guides gave good briefings (although current description not always accurate) and had good knowledge of sites and history. Always a guide available when needed. The crew could not have been more helpful and friendly. S& G Barnard

20 October 2014

Absolutely amazing, I particularly liked Adel's briefs, with his great use of hand signals as he is describing the Sight and Plan, you could understand the whole dive plan just by watching his hands, which helped us learn more signals. The crew where awesome, always happy and smiling and wanted to help without question, I would be lucky to have the same crew again sometime, on my next trip James, Will & Simon

20 October 2014

Excellent crew - everyone keen, smiling and happy to help Dana & Mark

20 October 2014

MY Whirlwind is an outstanding vessel, she is in good condition, and has many perks and comforts of home. For any future trips I would most certainly look to board this magnificent tub again. 10/10. Thank you all for this amazing experience, crew and guides, from the engineers to Captain, and that nut job guide, Adel. THANK YOU! Ben & Ashley

20 October 2014

food always hot and well-prepared, and more than enough for everyone. I had no issues at all with upset stomach or anything of the sort, which indicates strong hygiene standards. Wanye

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