Whirlwind | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard

Whirlwind
(Red Sea - Egypt )

from: £925 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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30 July 2015

We've been back a few weeks now, but I wanted to say that this was a great trip. Duxy was fantastic, with his enthusiasm and all the extra effort he put into his lectures throughout the week. It didn’t start there - we were very impressed with Thomson. We flew out on their new Dreamliner plane. It was really lovely. The only bad bit of the trip was the very late return. We were so surprised landing at 2 in the morning and the queues to get through passport control were huge! Otherwise a great trip! Thank you Georgie

13 July 2015

The food has been really great - tasty and varied. I am immensely grateful for the trouble and care taken to give me special gluten-free, vegetarian food at every meal. Thanks! Linda & Brian

13 July 2015

The crew are excellent, friendly, but not overly familiar which can be a problem on red sea boats, very helpful and careful of our cameras, which is a blessing for a camera group. Impressed with the deck hands and those in the saloon for service, smiles and knowing our names – to be commended, not forgetting those we don‟t see, who make things happen in the background. The guides have been the best to date, approachable, friendly, firm with a good sense of humour. Sarah White

13 July 2015

Every member of the Crew is excellent, always helpful and attentive. The Guides know their stuff and provide clear briefings. All are very friendly. Jane

13 July 2015

We have been on this boat before and as before we found it very comfortable and our cabin was great being on the same level as the dive deck. Wendy & Roger

13 July 2015

Best cook in the Red Sea! Very attentive and helpful staff. Boat is kept very clean throughout, particularly after each dive when the deck is washed down. Changeover of towels a nice touch. Linda & Andy

19 June 2015

As always the crew and guides are what makes this enjoyable, nothing is ever to much to ask always willing to help. Great team!!! Angie, Chris & Jamie

19 June 2015

Guides and crew very friendly and welcoming. Allowed us to dive as we wished – guided or unguided. Crew very efficient and kept boat clean and tidy and provided all amenities. Very good service helped every times when asked and went the extra mile. Ross & Andy

19 June 2015

The guides were brilliant – briefings always very informative and the attention to detail excellent. Their guiding skills were very attentive to those that required it, but they also allowed the more experienced divers space to do their thing although always there in the background. Great bunch of blokes who interacted with us well! The crew, as always worked amazingly hard to look after us – food was great, service brilliant and again they are very friendly and remembered us from previous visits. Gabi & Si

19 June 2015

Well organized and very friendly staff, helping with the organization of all the aspects of the diving, both in the day-to-day handling and in the overall planning. I would like to praise Matt's dive briefings, as they were very clear and well organized. Big thanks also to Abdu for welcoming us after the dive with a hot beverage or a fruit juice! Many thanks to all the staff in the kitchen who was really very helpful in every occasion. Sergio, Nathaele, Derek & Carrie

19 June 2015

Enjoyed it immensely. Good sized areas for relaxing and for getting ready to dive. Everything kept to a very high standard. Appreciated the consideration given when it came to the timing of rough crossings. Tim & Dana

17 June 2015

The crew and guides were all fantastic - they worked tirelessly to ensure everything went smoothly. However we wanted to make special mention of Matt Smithson - we really appreciated his expertise in guiding and instructing, as well as his attention to our safety and comfort underwater. His efforts made a good holiday into a great one. We're delighted with such a high level of customer service. Dana & Tim

03 June 2015

The food was brilliant; They made a special effort for me because I do not eating meat. The snacks and stuff were amazing and I am amazed what comes out of that tiny kitchen Cheryl

03 June 2015

All very friendly and helpful, the guides are very knowledgeable and approachable. The saloon guides have worked tirelessly to ensure that we have everything that we need Eileen

03 June 2015

Really friendly, attentive and always take care of you and show you lots of good stuff. I liked the dive briefings. The crew are really friendly, the sailors help you set up your kit and you never have to lift a finger they are always there. I also found that zodiac were always in the right place when we needed to be picked up Hannah

03 June 2015

I have been on a few liveaboards and Whirlwind is my favourite. I like the fact that it has table and chairs so you do not have to climb over or under anything. Tom

03 June 2015

It’s really good, it’s the second time that I have been on the Whirlwind and it’s still as nice. There is a nice amount of space and this would be the case even if the boat was full Andy

28 May 2015

They are good they have always been there to help you from the water when kitting up. The dive briefings are well inform and they are good because the go over it again with pictures of crucial points so you know where you are going Ken

28 May 2015

The guides have been excellent; I do not think I could have had any better. For me personally this definitely has been special as we do need require extra help and they always been there. The crew have also been outstanding, attentive, friendly, respectful, and helpful and they are also in the right place at the right time and fore fill your every need before you knew you had it. Liz

28 May 2015

Excellent, very comfortable and a well proportion boat there is also enough space whilst having an inclusive intimate feel Graeme

28 May 2015

Very nice, cracking boat just the right size. Nice place to eat and sleep, great briefing room and I like that there are two decks, Very nice Ralph

26 May 2015

My second liveaboard on Whirlwind and it still exceeded all my expectations! The crew and guides were absolutely superb and its so nice to meet the same team who are genuinely happy to see you. Diving, food, accommodation and company were faultless. Already planning my next trip! Graeme Graeme Fraser

19 May 2015

Wonderful experience and the crew couldn’t have made the week any more relaxed and easy for us all. The dive briefs were excellent, allowing us to enjoy our unguided dives. Could praise this experience enough. Will see you all again next year, I hope. Rob, Kevin, Paul, Rob & Di

19 May 2015

The boat was perfect for our needs, with plenty of room for the dive kit & recreational areas. Ian & Grant

19 May 2015

Thought it was clean, luxury standard and the air conditioning was a welcome relief from the heat. James, Stuart & Ryan

11 May 2015

The guides and crew made you feel very relaxed and worked very hard. They are an asset to your company. Manon was our instructor on the deep dive course and was extremely professional. One of the best instructors I have had. Ahmed was also very professional and made our trip very pleasant and enjoyable. Carmel

11 May 2015

Been doing liveaboards since ’96 and this is the best so far in terms of guides and crew. The crew are incredibly helpful and professional – always there when you need them with a big smile ! The briefings in particular were of an extremely high standard. Most get by with a blackboard and 5 mins. Not here ! The photos, graphics and facts used here were excellent. The guides were fantastic – blending fun and professional thoroughness perfectly. Fran

11 May 2015

Cannot give enough praise to the guides and crew. The crew do everything possible to make the trip pleasurable for the guests. Always on hand and happy. The guides were really relaxed and let the group dive together with enough briefing but not too much. Declan

11 May 2015

Great boat. Not disappointed at all compared to the websites pictures. It was very clean and enjoyable during the whole week. Philippe

05 May 2015

The food is fantastic; I love the chilli sauce so much that i have to buy some before I go back. Lee & Roger

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