Whirlwind | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard

Whirlwind
(Red Sea - Egypt )

from: £695 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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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

31 March 2014

Perfect size, nicely decorated, VERY clean and packed full of everything I could need. Great attitude with the guests even though one may have been a tad bit difficult... They all work hard, they're all up for a laugh and they are all very skilled and reliable. Karl Hafeez

31 March 2014

The Whirlwind has three decks and enough space for everyone on board to be social together or find some quiet. The cabin was very neat and it was great to hear the sea lapping at night. The crew work very hard to ensure you have a good time. They know the dive sites very well and are safety conscious. They also have a good sense of humour! Lucie Stang

31 March 2014

The boat is fabulous, clean, tidy well organised . All the comforts of home but on a smaller scale. All the crew and the guides do an amazing job. Reda the main guide who does all the briefings is extremely safety conscious. I do not eat meat but I do love fish and the chef made me fabulous food just for me twice a day . The meat eaters were quite envious. The food from the salads to the fresh omelettes were great. Theresa Langley

24 March 2014

Just back from a weeks trip on Whirlwind 15-22 March 2014. Can't praise the boat and crew enough. Boat always clean, food excellent and the most helpful happy crew. Thanks for a fantastic week, can't wait to come back. Deb Hickman

24 March 2014

Excellent! A lot of effort was put into making sure I always had a very tasty vegetarian meal. Amelia

24 March 2014

Best guiding I ever seen. Informative briefings. I loved Adel’s story of Thistlegorm Craig

24 March 2014

Beautiful boat. So much space to kit up and chill out too. Very comfortable. Steph & Ian

17 March 2014

First Liveaboard Trip I have done on my own. It was a very good week. Crew are so helpful & friendly.My vegetarian meals were always ready & waiting for me. Guides were very good and knowledgeable. Whirlwind is a great boat to stay on. Loved the diving & can thoroughly recommend this Trip. Alison Tew

17 March 2014

The crew were as always excellent, helpful in every way, a very polished team Chris & Frank

17 March 2014

Crew were fantastic and guides very helpful and tried every day to get the very best diving even in a difficult weather week Jim & Helen

17 March 2014

The boat was very comfortable and catered for our every need. Excellent facilities on board, plenty of space on the dive deck and entertainment in the evenings. Allison & Chris

17 March 2014

The boat never fails to impress us in every aspect and its one of the best in the Red Sea Richard & Lynda

10 December 2013

Ahmed very knowledgeable and helpful. all the crew new what there jobs were and got on with it with no fuss. D is the best dive guide I have ever come across and I've done over 800 + dives so that is saying something. John Greenreen

10 December 2013

These Guys are awesome they are there for your every need special thanks to Mamdouh and Ebed. Guides D and Ahmed excellent knowledge of all the sites good briefings etc. Thank you The Staffords

10 December 2013

In the past I have had bad trip on liveaboards some 20 years ago. Whirlwind like going on the QE2 FAB. Come again no problem Steve L

02 December 2013

The crew and guides were amazing made our holiday very special they are very friendly and made us feel very welcome thank you to the staff. Scott

02 December 2013

My first liveaboard and travelling alone- Will NOT be my last. Amazing guides , the fact they have grown up IN the red sea was a real privilege not just to dive with them, but also to hear the stories/ facts/ history about the area. Suzanne

02 December 2013

As a virgin liveaboard, I would fully recommend this trip. Great experience! Dave

02 December 2013

Very impressed with all staff & crew they make everything so easy getting ready for diving & especially after the dive. Stephen Grigson

02 December 2013

The boat has been very comfortable and has everything that you may need. The cabin was large and comfortable, with plenty of space and peaceful. Thelma

02 December 2013

Good food, great boat, great guides and excellent diving. Can't ask for more. Trevor Warburton

02 December 2013

really enjoyed the week, crew were really friendly and a good laugh. Food was good and we were looked after by Habid and Mahood really well. Nick Reed

18 November 2013

Really impressed by the crew. Fantastic food and service. Dive guides have helped me and given me good advice. I feel I have improved. Lars

18 November 2013

My first liveaboard and travelling alone- Will NOT be my last. Amazing guides, the fact they have grown up IN the red sea was a real privilege not just to dive with them, but also to hear the stories/ facts/ history about the area. Suzanne

13 November 2013

A quick line to say that last week was absolutely mind-blowing. I have never enjoyed a holiday or increased my diving knowledge and come out of my comfort zone (in the right way!) quite so much - just loved the Whirlwind and her crew and our three instructors / guides were first class, all credit to Reda, Adel and Ahmed. I still can't get over the memory of descending onto the Thistlegorm, for my first time on her a night dive - her upper decks looming out of the darkness. As still newish to diving my confidence is greatly increased have logged several wreck, drift and night dives and I will be back! Penny

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