Whirlwind | Red Sea Liveaboard

Whirlwind | Red Sea Liveaboard

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Whirlwind

(Red Sea - Egypt )


from: £945 inc. flights*
    
  • 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices
  • All cabins have twin beds, en suite & air con
  • 2 sundecks and a jacuzzi!
  • Spacious! Separate dining area and saloon
  • Multiple times voted Liveaboard of the Year" at Diver Awards
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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: 11
  • 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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14 April 2016

I am writing to say how impressed I was with the liveaboard I have just returned from. From the minute we boarded Whirlwind the service was nothing short of exemplary. Every member of the crew worked their socks off to ensure the whole week was absolutely world class. I could honestly not fault any part of the liveaboard and everyone involved in looking after us divers on the boat should be recognised for their professionalism and excellent attitude. To single out any member of the team for extra praise would be near impossible due to the fact there was not one member who didn't contribute their share to making this a superb trip. Nigel Bryant

12 April 2016

Outstanding!! Every member of the crew where professional and helpful at all times; we could not ask for anything more from them. Yassar & Wahid were excellent guides. Informative, well spoken and made every diver (of whatever level) feel at ease at all times. Thanks Craig Bruce

12 April 2016

The Whirlwind was a great boat for my first liveaboard experience i was impressed from the beginning to the end. The boat was clean & tidy and spacious Carl

12 April 2016

Excellent introduction into liveaboard dive-boating holidays. Staff were friendly, helpful & professional. All needs and requirements were covered with no fuss. Would recommend this boat/crew to others without hesitation. We have benefitted considerably from their assistance. Paul B

12 April 2016

Overall the crew and guides were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and always willing to help. The help given pre and post dive was first class. Dive briefings were very good and the guides were very knowledgeable of the sites John Sewell

12 April 2016

The Whirlwind far exceeded our expectations. Good boat, very well kitted out with plenty of space to sit. Didn’t feel crowded ever and the dive facilities were excellent. The food was very good indeed, and the chefs did whatever they could to accommodate our dietary requirements. Costi and Dimitri

04 April 2016

I have just got back from a fantastic week on Whirlwind. It was a really good trip - Easyjet were great, easy check in, all on time and great baggage allowance, and the boat and crew were just fantastic. The dives were lovely - 2 dolphins were waiting for us under the boat on the first dive which started it on a real high! Our group all loved it and the other people on the boat were really nice. Overall a fantastic trip! Thanks very much for sorting out all the flight changes from Sharm to Hurghada etc. it all worked really well. Polly Wake

24 March 2016

Guides and Crew were absolutely first class as always. I have dived with both Adel and D previously and their knowledge, skills, adherence to safety but also warmth and humour is second to none. The crew are wonderfully dedicated to ensuring we all are looked after both diving related and on the boat, nothing is too much trouble. Penny

24 March 2016

Very clean bathrooms and cabins, which made for a comfortable stay. Separate shower to bathroom which was nice and warm. Wide deck for kitting up and jumping off meant nobody was in your way, shower on back deck. Very spacious in all areas. Gaynor and Erkan

24 March 2016

I love Whirlwind. The dive deck is well laid out and spacious. Simon Gray

08 March 2016

Guides excellent, full entertaining briefs, knowledgeable, experience of dives sites. Crew Fantastic, attentive no issues just the best. Shirley

08 March 2016

Wonderful variety of food, super tasty! Clare

08 March 2016

The crew were FANTASTIC, they are always there and help with everything you need. I don't think they could have been anymore helpful at all. Steve

08 March 2016

Excellent service from a very helpful crew, and the guides are first class. Redas briefings in particular are excellent. Paul Ferris

08 March 2016

Fantastic boat.... great for a first timer!! Oliver Jones

08 March 2016

Great cabins and amazing sun deck, the facilities are perfect. Stefan and Laura

18 February 2016

The guides and crew were awesome! Guides are very informative and knowledgeable during briefs. Caring during guided dives - checking on divers regularly. Crew are extremely helpful and funny. Joe

18 February 2016

Perfection! It is a stunning boat. Very tidy and clean. Cabins are very spacious, plenty of towels. Sophie

18 February 2016

As ever the crew are a credit to Tornado fleet, nothing to much trouble, guides were happy to help the less experienced divers! They are a big reason why I come back year after year! Phill

18 February 2016

Boat is lovely! Lots of space for people to spread out and relax between dives, comfortable and easy changing areas as well. Tea, coffee and soft drinks always on hand, lots of snacks and biscuits provided (and eaten!) Nice to have a fresh towel mid week! Emma and Jason

03 December 2015

Great crew, good guides who are very knowledgeable, nothing was too much effort for all the crew and guides Steve / Val

03 December 2015

A very enjoyable time on the boat ! we enjoyed everything about our first time in Egypt – it was a well organised and very clean boat. Lots of great advice – no issues at all- really excellent. Ian and Cath

03 December 2015

Excellent, couldn’t have asked for more. Very comfortable and clean with everything we needed Karl/Dawn

03 December 2015

All the crew and dive guides were friendly and very accommodating with any requests made. Dive briefings were very informative and allowed good dive planning. Excellent all round Mark and Jo

03 December 2015

Everyone bent over backwards to help. Guides as good as ever. Happy to accommodate our whims whilst keeping vigilant about safety. Anne and Alan

03 December 2015

Really nice , better than expected, first time aboard a livaboard, great service from everyone, can’t fault at all Stuart

03 December 2015

Fabulous – clean with everything you need, lovely seating areas inside and out superb air con – think we’re on the best boat in the bay! Jo and Geoff Paige

20 October 2015

The Crew are brilliant nothing is any trouble and they are always there to help. The Guide are as the crew and really know their stuff always will to go diving at night if required and went the extra mile to assist less able divers RG

20 October 2015

Everything on the boat was fantastic, it was beautiful and the crew were amazing! Would come back if I had the chance to again Paige and Bob

20 October 2015

Excellent trip, well exercuted with safety and comfort paramount. We adjusted our itinerary and the crew and guides were very accommodating, especially Matt and Yasser 5 star. We had individuals that needed specific care and their needs were met and the dive sites and enteries were adjusted to help out so that these individuals could dive. Great job !! GH and MM

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