Whirlwind | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard

Whirlwind
(Red Sea - Egypt )

from: £775 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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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

20 October 2014

Crew were fantastic - always smiling and helpful no matter what, from putting on fins and zipping up wetsuits to providing crisps and nuts to making us Egyptian tea! Also appreciated the detail and content of Adel's dive briefings, best ever seen. Catherine

03 October 2014

The whole experience from dealing with the UK based offices through to all the personel at the airport and on the boat has been 100% Alex Barrett

03 October 2014

The guides were fantastic, very informative and accommodating. They both worked very hard to give fantastic briefings and also to ensure that all levels of dive level were met. The crew were very efficient and good natured, nothing was ever too much to ask for. The boat and rooms were kept in good condition. Toby

03 October 2014

Compared to other live aboards the Whirlwind staff are outstanding in every respect and we would both not hesitate to return Tim & Liz

03 October 2014

This is our 7th trip on Whirlwind .... that says it all. The boat is as always excellent. Alan, Bill, John & Mick

24 September 2014

Lots of variety and plenty of food; compliments to the chefs Scott Horner

24 September 2014

The crew have been great; friendly, helpful and always on hand. The guides have also been amazing, guiding us on the wrecks and giving us lots of details during the briefings. Chris Martin

24 September 2014

The guides and crew made you welcome as part of their family and nothing was too much trouble. They ensured we gained the maximum enjoyment, fulfilling all our needs. Adrian Dodds

24 September 2014

Lovely vessel, spacious, clean and comfortable. Plenty of places to sunbathe. Emma Hall

17 September 2014

By far the best food I have had in egypt, it beats the hotel food I had time by 100%. The food has been excellent Gavin Donnelly

17 September 2014

Every one has been really useful. The crew knowledge is fantastic. Helpful and attentive. Expert and professional guides. Jonathan Easterbrook

17 September 2014

Best boat only the Whirlwind will do! Colin Murray

17 September 2014

I like the fact that crew are so friendly and really good at interacting, the guides I like that there is two and I have total trust in them, very caring. Martyna Popis

17 September 2014

Excellent, 5 out of 5. Cabins are good and very clean and good social eating areas Martin Cook

11 September 2014

Outstanding, cake for divers that had completed courses, nice touch! Graham

11 September 2014

Food much better than expected and the bottle of pop on each table for dinner was a nice touch. Meals all very good. Bob & JJ

11 September 2014

Guides are very helpful, knowledgeable and personable, felt very well looked after. Iain & Teresa

11 September 2014

Excellent staff, attentive and experienced, The crew were very attentive and helpful. Guides were great fun and very professional. Richard

11 September 2014

Its a beautiful, well maintained boat, better than some hotels I have stayed. Everything you need on-hand after a full days diving. Nathan

11 September 2014

Very nice boat, lots of space and there is always somewhere to chill out and oher areas to talk etc. Looks like new, highly recommended Terry

01 September 2014

I am not a regular diver and basically just do livaboard trips as a means of getting away, switching off and not being contactable by work. The importance of good dive briefings is therefore really important and Reda did a very thorough job supported by April who really helped on my PADI course after Reda hurt his hand. I have noticed dive briefings are more thorough these days which is a good thing. Tom

01 September 2014

Fantastic holiday had a great time on first liveaboard. Reda gives 100% , briefings are informative and entertaining. Dives are well planed, felt safe at all times. George Killgllon

01 September 2014

From the moment they helped us on to the vessel to helping us kit up for dives and greeting us with a warm drink after a night dive, the crew have been fantastic. Always willing to help. Dive guides clearly know their stuff; thorough, informative, great briefings, many laughs, flexible and a good knowledge of red sea fish! They also did a great job of managing to get us onto wrecks with nobody else diving them which makes a massive difference. Some of the best, informative and detailed briefings without being tedious or dragging on. The galley and saloon staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and really made us feel at home on the boat. Matt & Hannah

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