Whirlwind | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard

Whirlwind
(Red Sea - Egypt )

from: £1095 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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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

05 May 2015

Excellent, very helpful especially for us oldies and they always have a smile on their face. I thought the briefings were excellent and clear especially Reda first one. Also I felt really looked after when we have been guided. Ali & Tim

05 May 2015

Excellent its why I came back there is very few places I return too John Lomax

05 May 2015

The boat is superb, the best boat in the north. Very spacious and well cleaned and maintained. I last came on this boat 5 years ago and the boat is in as good condition as then. Chris, Howard & John

03 May 2015

Wot a great Holliday all staff and guides are very friendly and happy to help whirlwind very clean great dive site's will be going on again loved it Ian Carlile

27 April 2015

Thanks to everyone really, they couldn’t do enough for us! Especially thanks to the poor zodiac driver who took us back out just after a drive trip to find the dolphins! Ash

27 April 2015

Thorough and informative briefings covered everything I needed to know. Worked hard to provide the diving and opportunities that the group wanted. Gary

27 April 2015

2nd time on this boat and would have no problem in returning for a 3rd visit, recommend to anyone who would like a Dive Holiday. Andy

27 April 2015

It felt like coming home, all the crew were so pleased to see us, and it made our arrival very special. We could not fault any aspect of the trip, it was well planned, and safe. The boat was clean, and the new menu was excellent. It is for this reason that we are very happy for our dive centre customers to return many times. Nigel Holder & Mary Harris

27 April 2015

Can't fault anything everybody does a wonderfull job, hence why we or i keep coming back Chris

22 April 2015

Very helpful and polite crew and guides. Made my first liveaboard very relaxed and enjoyable. Special thanks to Manon for helping me complete my advanced diver course and explaining every aspect so that I understood fully. No problems. Mike & Charlee

22 April 2015

The Whirlwind is comfortable with enough space for the job. Plenty of room on the dive deck. Great holiday, thank you. Val & James

22 April 2015

Very nice boat, well laid out. Bathroom got a little smelly because of the lack of ventilation, and difficult to dry towels. Great kitting area and the crew are very helpful. Mark & Luke

22 April 2015

I have dived on many dive charter boats and I feel that Whirlwind is one of the best in terms of general appearance, maintenance & safety. Our cabin had a minor problem with continuously flushing loo, but this was fixed on day 2. The spare towels were most welcome. The lounge and saloon were comfortable and well equipped with drinks facilities. The size of the boat meant extra space in the kitting up area. Michelle Howard

14 April 2015

All the crew and guides were very helpful getting us into and out of the water. The briefings were well planned and well presented. There was always the option of guided dives but because of the detailed briefings we were able to do unguided ones easier. Jack Mason

14 April 2015

Guides available to guide you if required but importantly if you don’t want guiding will brief you and let you do your own dive, a big plus for some people. Guides also very knowledgable on all the sites we dived and options open to us Steve Gibson

14 April 2015

Everyone on the boat has been amazing and so friendly! had fun with everyone and had a laugh. Couldn’t of been with better people - not one bad thing to say. Lovely! Daryl Yarrow

14 April 2015

This was the first time I have done a liveaboard and have loved every minute. The boat was as I expected it, very clean and comfortable. Good set up of dive deck, saloon and relaxing areas. Kathryn Forte

14 April 2015

Very clean, rooms cleaned to a high standard, plenty of space to either sit in a group or to hide away for peace & quiet if needed, Sue Tait

07 April 2015

Food was good, lots of choice and tasty! Lots to go around and the hot chocolate after early morning and night dives was very much appreciated Lucy & Jamie

07 April 2015

Brilliant dive guides – very friendly, happy to answer questions, helpful with any problems that arose, sensitive to different abilities on board, always available to help. Really good briefings – loved the numerous maps and then actual photos of the dive sites – made it much easier to recognise parts of the dive. Polly Wake

07 April 2015

Fantastic guides, very funny, professional and helpful. The crew are also brilliant – very attentive and always smiling. The zodiac guys are helpful and VERY strong! Feern Goddard-Coote

07 April 2015

Our first liveaboard – so didn’t know what to expect. Cannot speak highly enough. Everything you need, compact but highly functional Glenn & Ellen Gooding

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