Whirlwind | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard

Whirlwind
(Red Sea - Egypt )

from: £945 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 August 2014

Good selection of food, including fresh salads and fruit. Always varied and very tasty and never in small portions Neil & Sasha

08 August 2014

The crew are fantastic! Very attentive and a few familiar faces from the last time i was here. Looked after me even when i wasn't too great for a few days. Dive guides have been great fun, always smiling and very helpful and knowledgeable. Lways there when you needed them. Dunphy

08 August 2014

Great sized boat, well equipped. Tons of storage in the cabins, and lots of chill out space on various decks so you could always find a quiet place to relax, if that's what you felt like Brioni

02 August 2014

The wrecks and reefs trip was excellent. My 16yr daughter Catrin did her AOW on the trip and was looked after by her instructor Manon brilliantly. The crew looked after us,with hot chocolate after night dives and cold drinks during the day. The guides were both fun and very professional. Thank you very much for a very enjoyable first,but not last liveaboard. Wyn Thomas

14 July 2014

Thank you so much to all of the crew for making us feel so welcome on board. Everyone was always extremely friendly and very willing to help. Thank you to Manon and Ahmed for being such supportive and knowledgeable guides and for making every dive great fun! Ruth

14 July 2014

The crew are fantastic! Very attentive and a few familiar faces from the last time i was here. Looked after me even when i wasn't too great for a few days. Dive guides have been great fun, always smiling and very helpful and knowledgeable. Always there when you needed them. Sharon Charnock

30 June 2014

It was a great photo trip with Alex M and Alex T. Thanks to Kat, Spencer and the Egyptian crew for their help and their patience. Claire Formule

30 June 2014

an absolutely incredible super awesome week. I am absolutely buzzing. To Kat, Anna, Spencer, and the hard working crew of the Whirlwind I offer my sincere thanks and appreciation for looking after us so well. To Alex M (and Alex T) : Mind blowing workshop- thank you both so much for your help, your enthusiasm, and inspiration- I loved every minute of it- and it was worth every penny. Hope to share a trip with you again in the future. Thank you all. Damien McGuirk

12 June 2014

Great team. The crew was always smiling and willing to help. The guides were amazing, truly professionals. Seb Pedmonte

12 June 2014

The fact that this is my tenth trip on Whirlwind says it all. Best boat in the Red Sea. Neil Ross

12 June 2014

This was one of the best experiences i have had for many years of coming on Whirlwind. The guides found us a Whale Shark seen for the first time. Thank You for an unforgettable experience. Ahmed is a lucky guide he found us some great subjects Roger Kendall

06 June 2014

Just got back from my first Liveaboard and wanted to say a great big thank you to the crew, guides and my fellow guests for making this such a fantastic trip. Everything was perfect, from the food to the accommodation and the diving was out of this world. It takes a lot of work to make a holiday this enjoyable and relaxing and the Whirlwind staff certainly delivered! Look forward to seeing you all again soon. Graeme Fraser

22 May 2014

The boat crew are the stars of the show. They work from early until late, often behind the scenes (particularly the chefs). They are the guys that really make the trip happen. They are very well trained and helpful, and make the guests feel very welcome. The guides obviously also work hard to keep us all safe and show us those sites that are more difficult to navigate for the first time such as the inside of the Thistlegorm. Christian van der Nest

22 May 2014

Firstly, what can I say. I rock up to the boat and what a sight. Best description for non divers, imagine a chalet on water. The boat is 5 star plus quality. John Saunders

22 May 2014

The boat is in fantastic condition and is kept so clean and tidy all the time. The dive deck is really well managed and organised so everyone can get ready efficiently. The bedrooms are really comfortable and so are the beds, I have slept well every night :-) The showers have really warm water which is great in the evening after 4 dives! The dining and lounge room are so well managed, always spotless and the stewards can't do enough to help, absolutely faultless, have felt very spoiled all week. Laura Devonshire

08 May 2014

brilliant food. Would do this trip again no problem, great company Jeff

08 May 2014

Amazing crew, very discrete yet friendly, wouldn't let me lift a finger! I liked the fact they joined in with out fun. The Guides are AMAZING! Very knowledgable, kept us in check when we forgot to do things (I owe 2 icecreams!) Went above AND beyond the call of duty! Louise

08 May 2014

Crew were utterly professional and courteous. Guides provided clear and concise dive briefings, and managed the safety aspects without compromise. James

08 May 2014

Beautiful boat really clean and tidy, I am going to recommend this to my friends and hope to come back as a big group. Grace

08 May 2014

One of the best if not the best boats I have been on sine I have been coming out here (since 1995!). Very spacious , well laid out , exceptionally clean , would come back again for sure Chris

06 May 2014

Crew first rate could not ask for better service Reda and Yasser two very good guides very informative and helpful in all areas (I keep coming back) Kevin Parker

06 May 2014

Very comfortable. This is my first time on a liveaboard and I would definitely recommend MV Whilrlwind to others. Patrick Scully

06 May 2014

Same great crew & service can't be faulted. Dive briefing best ones so far, stack loads of information & details on dive safety delivered in a way to help but not patronise. Rust awesome. Food outstanding. Boat seems like a home from home now. Dave Jacques

06 May 2014

Attentive and informative crew, great dive briefings. I've no idea how the chef manages to produce such fabulous food out of such a small kitchen! Gill

26 April 2014

staff and boat clearly up to exceptionally high liveaboard standards! incredible trip! will be back soon, amazingly hardworking staff and boat crew as well as highly knowledgeable guides who knew what they were doing, a brilliant trip! Will

07 April 2014

The dive guides and crew were really friendly and there was a nice atmosphere while preparing for the dives. thank you to all the crew who were fantastic at keeping our equipment in check and sorting everything out. Bella

07 April 2014

Fabulous crew, very hard-working and always aiming to please. Perfect balance between lots of fun and consummate professionalism. The crew were perfect for a group of novice schoolchildren - helpful and understanding. I hope that I can bring another school trip with Tornado very soon. Can't recommend highly enough! J Williams

07 April 2014

Was an experience of a life time, truly wonderful experience, will never forget it. Ryan

07 April 2014

My favourite liveaboard on the Tornado fleet. Brilliant set up for diving and training. Crew as always looked after us superbly during the week. Guides were knowledgeable and assisted with a very busy week of training. Great food as always. Simon Gray

31 March 2014

The food as always is fantastic and special mention must be made of the Chef who has produced meal after meal of both variety and quality. Andrew Lee

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