Hurricane Liveaboard of the Year - Red Sea

  • Guests 22
  • Rooms 4 main deck cabins, 7 lower deck
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks Tasty buffet of international and Egyptian cuisine
  • FacilitiesSteel boat departing from Marsa Alam
  • Diving 3-4 dives a day
  • Diving Extras Ask about rental gear and courses on booking
  • Internet Access Free WiFi, although we cannot guarantee availability and coverage depends on boat location

About Hurricane

Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea - and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. Many Red Sea liveaboards are compared to Hurricane, but few are as enduringly popular. She has won the prestigious "Liveaboard of the Year" award no less than 5 times (including 2017 & 2016). This is a testament to the superb crew and guides on board that make diving the southern Red Sea such a pleasure. This is no mean feat and can only be achieved with a vast amount of hard work all around.

At 36m there is bags of space on board Hurricane. There are 11 cabins in total spilt over the main and lower deck. The 4 main deck cabins are a mix of twin or double beds (with an additional single bed). The lower deck cabins are all twins apart from the bow cabins, which have a double bed and additional single bed. Cabins are allocated at the time of booking so do ask your travel consultant if you have a specific request. All have individual air con and en suite bathrooms.

You will instantly recognise what has become the Tornado Marine Fleet signature design.The dining and saloon areas are separate. Meals are served buffet style in the main deck dining area. Upstairs opens up into the saloon with the bar, TV and seating area. Outside there is a seated deck (ideal for your post dive tales), the upper sun deck and loungers. Down on the dive deck extras include an air gun for cameras, high pressure gas bending facilities (please prebook), nitrox compressor and gear storage. The low dive platform makes entry and exits easy.

With longer journeys and more open seas in the southern Red Sea, Hurricane works hard and from time to time, this is reflected in the exterior of a steel hulled vessel. But her superb design means that beneath this cosmetic wear and tear, you are on board one of the most stable liveaboards in the Egypt, with a Captain that has been at her helm for years. Hurricane under goes a major refit each winter - inside and out - to ensure this Grand Dame of the diving world will carry on sailing the South for years to come.

Main deck twin/double cabin

Hurricane has two main deck cabins that can be both twin or double bed. They are located in the front half of the main deck. These cabins have lovely big rectangular windows facing the ocean. All cabins onboard Hurricane have en suite, air con and safe. There is no surcharge for the main deck cabins.

Main deck twin cabin

Hurricane has two main deck twin cabins located in the front half of the main deck. These cabins have lovely big rectangular windows facing the ocean. All cabins onboard Hurricane have en suite, air con and safe. There is no surcharge for the main deck cabins.

Lower deck twin cabin

Hurricane has seven lower deck cabins, they are similar size to the main deck cabins and have a port whole window. All cabins onboard Hurricane have en suite, air con and safe.

Lower deck twin/double cabin

Hurricane has seven lower deck cabins that can be both twin or double bed, they are similar size to the main deck cabins and have a port whole window. All cabins onboard Hurricane have en suite, air con and safe.

Alex M

2018-11-06 12:27:13

Amazing crew boat please pass on how fantastic it was for all

Julian

2018-10-26 13:04:21

Fabulous trip! The skipper and guides ensured that we were given the absolute best opportunities to access dive sites when they were least busy. As a result we saw far more than other boats. Food, as always, was excellent. As usual the TMF staff were excellent in all aspects and I will definitely sign up for another trip with them. I could not imagine using any other boats/fleet

Jonathan

2018-09-26 09:07:13

First ever trip with you had never done a liverboard before well and truly enjoyed it thanks to the guides and the friendly staff top people

Sara

2018-09-22 11:04:13

The guide Mousa and our Captain were also excellent and we had some of the best dive briefings we have had. I cannot thank Scuba Travel (Sam) and the rest of the team for helping and providing a great week. As the organizer it is always difficult to please all, however this trip did not fail to please with a constant boat full of happy divers chatting and sharing photos and stories. This is definitely the best wreck and reefs itinerary with the inclusion of Tiran. Itís a real winner.

Tanja

2018-08-22 10:14:12

As usual the I couldn't find any fault with the dive guides, the crew, the boat, the food... Yasser's 3D dive briefings were great (not something I've seen before) and his willingness to help guests (both above and underwater) goes beyond what I would expect from a guide. I'd be very happy to dive with him again. The rest of the crew was also super helpful, and always with a smile on their faces. My cabin mate and dive buddy had a blast, rarely have I had so much fun with someone who was a total stranger before the trip.†

Yvonne

2018-08-08 10:17:51

This was my first Liveaboard holiday and would totally recommend the hurricane. The whole experience is one that I will never forget. The crew were fantastic from the guides to the cabin crew could not do enough to help. The food was superb and plentiful. Definitely will be rebooking soon.

Ken

2018-08-08 10:07:51

I have done a number of livaboards and this is by far the best ever and fully deserves to be voter the best livaboard. The two guides Annette and Yassr were exceptional and made the whole experience outstanding. The crew could not have done more to be helpful. It made my grandsons Experience and when presented with a cake on Completing his AOW course he was blown away A special thanks to Annette for the way she guided him through the course without any hassle. Once again thanks to all and we hope to dive with you again

Christine

2018-07-18 10:07:51

Waheed was a fantastic dive guide and it was an absolute pleasure to dive with him. Calm and sensible and always knew the answers to my questions. Fantastic Guide!I will come back to dive with Waheed

Lesley

2018-07-01 10:07:51

The crew were fantastic, really helpful, hard-working and efficient. Food was excellent, plenty of it and delicious. Cabin very comfortable. The boat was looking really great from it's refurb.

Chris Cooke

2018-06-26 12:42:09

Once Again an amazing trip on MV Hurricane. Love the new look on the boat. Great to see all the crew again. Samir And alarm where great looking after us. The whole boat crew were professional polite and courteous and couldnít do enough for you. Oh and a good laugh as well. Great food from the chef and his assistant, the dive guides Yasser and Ayman were great fun and very knowledgeable. All in all a very good time once again. Thank you scuba travel and tornado Marine Fleet for a great trip, hope to see you all soon.

Samantha

2018-05-14 10:07:07

We really appreciated all of the hard work from the crew and dive guides. We were lucky with the weather in that we had calm seas, however, we still managed to see some big stuff despite the lack of current. The whole crew on Hurricane was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. We'll be back next year.

Andrew

2018-05-09 10:07:07

All the guides, crew and diving were fantastic as always.I cannot fault it in any way at all. A big thank you to everyone.

Jessica

2018-05-02 10:07:07

The guides and crew are amazing! I love that they are one happy family and this reflects in their attitude and creates a fun and positive atmosphere throughout the boat. The crew are helpful, friendly and we were honoured to be invited to join them for coffee after diving. I've done a lot on live aboards with various companies and I have to say that the food is the best I've had. It's a great boat (love the steel hull) and a great crew! Glad to see that we can now buy polo shirts

Sammie Clare

2018-04-25 11:07:23

The crew on board Hurricane are exceptional! Customer service could not be better from dive guide to assistant chef, every member of the crew is hardworking, friendly and efficient. I last stayed on Hurricane in September/October last year which was a superb holiday, only spoiled by the fact the boat was very much in need of a refit. Now this has been done, the dive trip was even better! The boat is now very comfortable and much more pleasing to the eye! Thanks for another great holiday!

Gareth B

2017-10-18 09:31:20

Leaving Egypt with a heavy heart Fantastic crew on MV Hurricane great dive itinerary and great dive buddies see you all again very soon may the dive gods be with you.

Dave S

2017-10-18 09:07:27

Not long been in from an awesome dive holiday, a fantastic week made even better by the crew and guides of The Hurricane, they truly work so hard to make your trip memorable, if you dive be sure to book a trip on Hurricane through Scuba Travel, but beware it's not for the faint hearted sharks everywhere, thanks also to my buddies for making this trip you know who you are. Looking forward to doing it all again

L McWhirr

2017-09-07 12:57:20

Great boat. Aircon worked! Showers hot! Food very good with great veggie dishes. Loved the towel animals in the cabins. Excellent crew. The most attentive I've had in the Red Sea. Always helping to kit up and with fins, clearing dishes and cleaning rooms. Kareem looks after the guests very well and an excellent dive guide. Again, the best guides I've had on any trip.

Daniele Petrone

2017-09-07 12:55:02

Very nice, practical and comfortable boat, first time on live aboard and could not fault it. Very attentive ,professional and friendly crew and guides. Good planning and excellent service. Food was amazing, plentiful and great variety.

Marjorie Leigton

2017-09-07 12:41:02

The boat was very comfortable. There was plenty of room for relaxing. The dive deck had plenty of room for kitting up. A brilliant set of crew. They were always ready for any eventuality being it kitting up or at meal times. They were always ready for a laugh and interacted well with the group. The guides were knowledgeable about the dive sites and the briefings were very comprehensive. Under the water they looked after everyone and pointed out sealife of interest-even if the hammerheads were in the distance.

L.Whitelaw

2017-09-07 10:19:45

Great boat, very clean, lots of places to socialise. Cabins were cool and beds were comfortable. Crew were great, very friendly and helpful. Kareem and Mousa made time on the boat and in the water a lot of fun and were very helpful with any problems

Serena Arif

2017-09-07 10:19:45

Excellent boat, plenty of socialising areas, comfortable rooms and general accommodation. Showers were always hot which was lovely. The trip lives and dies on the dive guides and the crew. Approachable, fun, observant and extremely helpful. They knew what you needed before you knew yourself. Lots of laughter with Kareem and Mousa. After being on several liveaboards, these guys topped the leaderboard. Thank you for such a great week!

Serena Arif

2017-09-07 10:19:45

Excellent boat, plenty of socialising areas, comfortable rooms and general accommodation. Showers were always hot which was lovely. The trip lives and dies on the dive guides and the crew. Approachable, fun, observant and extremely helpful. They knew what you needed before you knew yourself. Lots of laughter with Kareem and Mousa. After being on several liveaboards, these guys topped the leaderboard. Thank you for such a great week!

Maggie & Carina

2017-08-12 14:25:42

Excellent, knowledgeable guides and pleasant, hardworking crew. It is good to have Egyptian guides with comprehensive knowledge of the dive sites and area. Food was very good. Catered well for vegetarians. Fresh fruit salad and yogurt at breakfast was appreciated.

Tracie, Danny, Nicola, Steven, Yvonne

2017-08-12 09:16:29

Amazing crew and guides. Helpful, informative, friendly, always smiling and a joy to spend time with. A credit to your company. Would most certainly want to dive with them again. Sailors were very helpful, nothing was any trouble for them.

Alan and Angie:

2017-08-03 11:43:22

The guides and crew, as on all the boats we have been on, are brilliant. The seaman who looked after us during the prep for the dives was exceptional! Food, as always, is good and the crew made sure Alan and his celiac problem was well catered for

Judi and Graham

2017-08-01 09:13:22

Excellent attitude from crew and guides, extremely helpful and friendly. The crew and guides are the best assets of the tour. Faultless!

Jackie

2017-07-27 16:12:29

Crew and guides were brilliant, fun, hard working. Helped with everything. Nothing was too much problem. Samir was brilliant anticipating needs, sorting problems and always smiling as was Adel who was attentive and knowledgeable.

Martin and Sue

2017-07-26 14:09:23

Hurricane staff are known for being great. Having recently experienced another liveaboard, you should be proud of the team, they are a credit to your brand. The food was good and plenty of variety. Samir and chef catered for my vegetarian needs well thankyou.

Stuart and Ryan

2017-06-26 10:07:07

Just like to tell everybody at your office what a fantastic time my son and myself had on hurricane last week the trip was fantastic crew were amazing from the sailors to the cooks and everybody that works on the ship also the transfer was spot-on and the choice of hotel that we stayed in on our final day was the best I've stayed in on the last day of a Liveaboard trip. The guy that picked us up from the airport and took us to the hotel was very good as well. Many thanks again and I am sure to be booking with you the next time thanks.

Matt Westgate

2017-06-19 16:19:02

The boat is solid as a rock, which is needed when some of the swells start to kick up. It's clean and tidy and just what is needed when you are away diving for a week. Elphinstone was the highlight of the trip with regards to dive sites. We finished our trip with 2 dives here and were lucky enough to see a hammerhead, grey reef shark, white tip reef shark and 2 oceanic's which came to say hello under the boat. The reef was alive with soft and hard corals with lots of small animals to find hiding in the holes and overhangs. A fantastic way to finish an excellent week of diving. Again; a big thanks to the crew and sailors for helping us get ready and safely to the dive sites. The sea conditions were very challenging and they do a fantastic job!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Red Sea is between 4-5 hours flying time direct from the UK. Scuba Travel have over 20 year's experience in the Red Sea and have carefully selected a fleet of luxury liveaboards and superb hotels that meet our exacting standards. Explore the sheer beauty of the Red Sea on a Red Sea liveaboard from North to South. Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and El Gouna are popular resort locations, whilst Marsa Alam, El Quesir and Hamata are perfect for those looking for quiet escapism.

Weather and Climate

Fine weather is the order of the day pretty much throughout the year, with rainfall quite rare and short lived. The hottest time of the year is July to August with air temperatures over 30°C. Even in Egypt's so called 'winter' the average rarely falls below 20°C. Water temperature varies from 20°C in February to 29°C in September. Please choose your exposure suit accordingly, depending on your personal preferences.

Travel

Flight options

As standard our holiday packages are based on flights from London Gatwick, direct to your Red Sea hub - Sharm el Shekh, Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Where possible, we are happy to offer regional departures, in particular Manchester. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. Unfortunately, not all regional flight routings are compatible with liveaboard schedules. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

All UK visitors to Egypt need an entry visa (valid for a 30 days). This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Or you can npw apply online by clicking here Save time and prebook your visa with Scuba Travel's prepaid visa service. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

Most flights to Egypt are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.

Check in

Charter airlines do not enable online check in for flights to Egypt. You must print your ticket coupon prior to travel. Do ensure you leave up to 3 hours, especially over busy travel periods.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Egypt, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. Our representative will be waiting either airside around the baggage carousel or in the arrivals hall. They will be holding a board with either Scuba Travel, your destination or your name on it. If you have prepaid for our visa service, you will be given your visa on arrival. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard or resort holiday package when using our flights. Our representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat/hotel. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Egypt, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.

Info

Included in your holiday

Flights from London Gatwick, transfers, accommodation on full board basis, 12l tanks and weights. Recreational nitrox is free of charge on Hurricane.

Excluded

Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire, nitrox or on board souvenirs. Soft drinks, speciality coffees and alcohol are all available on board - the boat will run an honesty tab to pay at the end of the trip. Please see the on board extras tab for a more comprehensive list of local charges.

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

All onboard prices are in Euro, but Sterling, US Dollars are accepted (subject to onboard exchange rate). The boat has a card machine.

Phone coverage

Mobile coverage is itinerary dependent. Most of iineraries will have phone coverage when close to shore. Internet in intermittent and cannot be guaranteed.

Plugs and electricity

2 pin European sockets. Plugs are located on dive deck, saloon and in cabins.

Extras

Hire equipment

We offer a very wide range of rental equipment onboard Hurricane including side mount and technical equipment. Hurricane is rebreather friendly and have tanks, softnolime, helium and oxygen upon request.

Extras

Hurricane offers a wide range of courses on board. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options.

Souvenirs

There is an on board boutique selling t-shirts. All stock items are subject to availability.

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is Free onboard Hurricane. We recommend all divers to dive with Nitrox when suitable.

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Normally £250 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

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10% off for loyalty customers

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