Tempest | Red Sea Liveaboard | Scuba Travel

Tempest | Red Sea Liveaboard - Red Sea

  • Guests 8-12
  • Rooms 11 Twin Bed Cabins - all lower deck
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks Tasty buffet of international and Egyptian cuisine
  • FacilitiesSmall boat perfect for small groups and private parties.
  • 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

Tempest | Red Sea Liveaboard

Tempest is an exclusive Red Sea liveaboard run by the award winning Tornado Marine Fleet. She might be smaller than some of her sister ships, but she packs a big punch. She's perfect if you want a friendly atmosphere with the comfort of a larger vessel, and the ideal option if you are looking for your own private charter or are a small group of 8-12 divers. Pick and chose your dive sites - this is your cruise, done your way!

At 25m from bow to stern, Tempest sleeps only 12 guests. Ideal if you like lots of space on the dive deck or sun deck! The 6 cabins are are all en suite with shower, individual AC and ample storage for all your goodies. All the cabins are bright and airy with modern decor.

The saloon and dining area is well equipped with a bar, stereo system and a large TV to view the day's footage or to sit back and enjoy a movie. There are plenty of charging stations around the saloon as well as in each cabin. Both sun lovers and those who prefer the shade will find a spot to relax in. The dive deck is thoughtfully laid out with kiting up room for all. Nitrox is available on board. If you are looking for an exclusive liveaboard then make a beeline for Tempest.

Lower deck cabin

Tempest has six lower deck cabins. All have twin beds, en suite, air con and safe.

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Covid Information for Tempest

Information provided by Tornado Marine - following the Egyptian Ministry Regulations

Updated 29 JUNE

Although Egypt does not have any covid testing or vaccination requirements for any travellers, please be respectful of your fellow passengers and do not travel if you are ill. You should make sure you have travel insurance that covers all eventualities (including cancellation due to illness)
  • If you have been unwell with suspected or confirmed COVID, get a medical professional to confirm you are fit to dive and bring this with you.
  • Egypt has now removed all local covid requirements and protocols
  • Tornado Marine Fleet crew have all been vaccinated
    IMPORTANT: It must be stressed again that many of these are provisional procedures that we reserve the right to add to or relax depending on the best possible information and national regulations at the time of sailing.

    Country Covid Travel Information

    View entry requirements here

    Entry requirements for Egypt are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

    You do not need to provide proof of your vaccination status for entry to Egypt.

    From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
    do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
    do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
    do not need to quarantine when you arrive
    This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

    It includes people who are transiting through England.
    Updated 21 JUN 2022

  • Mark

    2018-05-10 10:39:48

    Excellent trip Crew brilliant Great diving Company great Weather perfect Thank you halmoush and all crew


    2016-06-21 14:39:48

    All the staff were very helpful and always cheerful. The dive crew showed an interest in our equipment & what we were doing, which was nice. The dive briefings were also very informative. Thank you all.


    2016-06-21 14:37:38

    Such a great crew! Everyone was on-hand all the time, keeping us happy and so well looked after. The dive briefings were excellent Im a details freak and like to know about all the ins and outs of a dive site. In no time at all, the deck hands had worked out our individual idiosyncrasies and catered to those with fantastic spirit and humour.

    Stumpy and Simon

    2016-06-21 14:36:58

    A great relaxed feel and perfect for a small group. Good dive deck with plenty of room. Cabin 5 is comfortable and a nice amount of space.


    2016-06-21 14:35:51

    Tempest is a very comfortable boat, well laid-out and spacious for her low guest capacity. The dive deck seems uncluttered in comparison with other liveaboards Ive been on in the Red Sea, which makes it great for moving around with underwater photography equipment


    2015-12-03 14:04:44

    The crew were all very competent and helpful. The dive guides were particularly good the briefings were the best I have ever had very informative and useful.


    2015-12-03 14:04:04

    Both guides, Ahmed and Waheed were very competent and were a pleasure to dive with, always looking out for the guests throughout every dive. They are both very knowledgable and their presentations were very comprehensive and easy to understand.


    2015-12-03 14:02:57

    Been on Tornado boats a few times now but this was my first time on Tempest. Found it perfectly adequate and really enjoyed the smaller group scenario that you get on Tempest.

    Alice and Alexander

    2015-12-03 14:01:29

    The crew and guides were so attentive, friendly and made us feel very safe and comfortable on the trip. Ahmed was a great dive instructor, and guided us really well under water. He is fun to have on board.

    Freddie and Selina

    2015-12-03 14:00:29

    Spacious & comfortable. Good relaxing areas e.g. on first floor deck & upstairs. Rooms were nice and cool in the evenings with the aircon.

    Paul Colley

    2015-06-19 13:12:26

    Exceptional. Help always on hand when needed I particularly liked the reasonable freedom that was given to divers according to experience levels it makes a big difference to the diving experience.

    Peter Tatton

    2015-06-19 13:12:07

    Exceedingly helpful. Diving off this M/V a pleasure.


    2015-06-19 10:21:30

    Wonderful, thanks to Osama and Sayed. The crew are 100% perfect.

    Samantha Needle

    2015-06-19 10:20:55

    all the staff were excellent the food was excellent, the boat crew were very attentive whilst getting ready & when getting in & out of the water, The guide was excellent whilst showing us some of the dive sites all at a very good pace for us to use our cameras, all very good.


    2014-11-17 15:26:10

    Food was very tasty and lots of choice. Thank you for varied vegetarian options!


    2014-11-17 15:25:53

    Boat is very comfortable. Even with 14 people there's plenty of room although as we are all from the same club it makes life easier to mix. I like the set up on the dive deck with plenty of space for kitting up and also for the suits to dry.


    2014-11-17 15:25:12

    Big thanks to Reda for his briefs, he gave clear instructions of how to dive a site and what to look out for as well as some nice history of the wrecks. His willingness to cater dives to suit divers with different abilities was a great help and ensured everyone on the trip had a good experience. Handy was great, always had a smile on his face.


    2014-11-17 15:24:23

    Very pleased with Reda's thorough briefings, always going over the brief more than once in different ways to give a good understanding of the dives. Very controlled guided groups inspired confidence.


    2014-11-03 15:29:32

    An excellent week with so many great dives, Reda is an excellent and very knowledgeable diver and the briefing were always detailed and excellent. The crew were brilliant and very hard working, great sense of humour I can't fault them. Food was excellent too

    Lucy & Nell

    2014-11-03 15:06:54

    This is our first live-aboard holiday, and we will be back for more. This well exceeded our expectations. We have been in very safe hands with Reda, and his excellent guiding, briefings are fantastic. Crew are helpful and friendly.

    Joe & Tanya

    2014-11-03 15:06:32

    It is our first time here and everything we've heard is true. Amazing dives, best we've done (beats the Great Barrier reef by far!). Reda gave brilliant briefings so we knew exactly what to expect. Also a really good guide so we never missed a thing. Hendy made sure we had all our needs met and was good fun to chat to. The food was excellent, far better than we could have expected. Crew helpful and mostly friendly. Made the dives much easier to get ready for.


    2014-11-03 15:05:55

    We have been to the Red Sea for about 15 years (me) and this is the best guiding we have ever had. The briefings are brilliant Reda is so well informed and is a very professional presenter

    Alicia & Graham

    2014-10-23 10:27:49

    Great food, great service, great people. Menu is always lovely and tasty! Great chef!

    Iain & Angus

    2014-10-23 10:27:21

    Guide Yasser is very competent (safety first). Good communication skills and sense of fun. Crew is excellent. Always there when needed. Equipment is well-maintained and operated


    2014-10-23 10:26:53

    As a first time liveaboarder I have been very impressed with the efficiency of the crew And the guide Yassar who made the diving easy for for us all. Great boat and tour. Sold on liveaboards now.

    Chris Hannam

    2014-10-23 10:26:31

    A brilliant trip yet again. This is the third time I have done the wrecks and reef tour and I am looking forward to booking again in the near future.

    Denise & Bob

    2014-10-23 10:26:09

    We thought it was lovely,very comfortable and a great crew. Would definitely book it again.


    2014-10-20 11:27:21

    Ahmed our dive guide was brilliant, he knew the area very well and was very helpful and considered the divers safety and dive enjoyment. All of the crew were very friendly and helpful, especially with preparing the divers for their dive.

    Hannah & Nick

    2014-10-20 11:03:08

    The food was great every breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was never disappointed. It met lots of high standards including special requests like omelettes and fried eggs. The food was also served hot without delay and cooked thoroughly

    Colin, Tapani, Andy & john

    2014-10-20 11:02:47

    Friendly and helpful guides and crew, lots of fun to be with. Able to handle issues without any delay. Housekeeping staff exemplary, keeping an immaculate vessel and services. Dive deck staff, always attentive and ready to help with equipment, wetsuits and other needs.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    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.

    Covid Travel Information

    View entry requirements here

    Entry requirements for Egypt are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

    You do not need to provide proof of your vaccination status for entry to Egypt.

    From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
    do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
    do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
    do not need to quarantine when you arrive
    This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

    It includes people who are transiting through England.
    Updated 21 JUN 2022

    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.


    Flight options

    Our holiday packages are inclusive of flights from London Gatwick for a fully ATOL bonded holiday. A supplement may apply for regional departures if possible. 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. Our advertised liveaboard packages with Emperor and Aggressor fleets exclude flights. Please ask for a quote to add these to your booking. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can arrange transfers as required. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your boat space is confirmed by us.


    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.Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Or you can now 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


    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


    Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here

    Preparing to fly


    Flights to Egypt are charter flights with TUI or EasyJet. TUI seating is allocated at check in and you cannot check in online. For EasyJet flights you will be able to manage your booking online with the airline directly and select any payable seating/baggage extras.

    Check in

    Egypt does not permit digital boarding passes. You must print your boarding passes/flight coupons for both flights. TUI do not enable online check EasyJet allow online check in via their website


    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


    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.


    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


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



    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.


    All onboard prices are in Euro, but Sterling, US Dollars are accepted (subject to onboard exchange rate). Cash is preferred

    Phone coverage

    MMobile coverage is itinerary dependent. Most of itineraries will have phone coverage when close to shore. WiFi is limited for browsing and connecting to communication applications only when a mobile signal is present normally nearby or in port. Signal strength can vary which may result in intermittent and/or slow connections. This service is provided as a courtesy but is dependent on the local mobile provider. Laptops/computers or other devices for using internet are not supplied on-board, you should bring your own computer to use the internet service

    Plugs and electricity

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


    Hire equipment

    You can book a wide range of rental equipment for use on board. A 15lt tank is £45 when prebooked and prepaid. Tempest is not rebreather or tek fill friendly


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


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


    We recommend all divers to dive with Nitrox when suitable. A 6 day nitrox package costs £70 when prebooked and prepaid as part of your holiday. It can be paid for on a dive by dive basis onboard the boat - prices are in euro locally.


    Deposits and Balances

    Over 180 days prior to departure a £250 deposit is required, within 180 days a £500 deposit is required, with full balance due 90 days before departure.

    Ways to pay

    We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. We do not take AMEX. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £8 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.

    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


    Repeat Guests

    Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
    Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

    And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction on your ATOL bonded Red Sea package.

    5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
    If you have travelled with Scuba Travel with 12 months ask about free cabin upgrades (subject to availability)
    Repeat discounts are not cumulative with other discounts and cannot be applied to special offer prices


    Airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation on full board basis in a twin share cabin

    12ltr tank, air fills, weights and all diving - the number of dives offered will depend on your chosen itinerary

    Depending on your package, flights are included from London Gatwick with Thomas Cook or Easyjet

    At the end of the week you will have day use of a hotel room (twin share as per your cabin arrangement) and buffet lunch while you wait for your flight home.


    The boat will run an honesty tab for on board drinks, to pay at the end of the trip - current costs (May 2022) stella/sakara beet 4 euro, red or white wine 15 euro, tonic 1 euro, ice cream 3 euro.

    Rental kit hire, Nitrox.
    These can be requested onboard however it is preferable to pre book.

    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.

    Egyptian entry visa - £30 pre paid service with our airport rep or USD cash at the visa windows on arrival at your entry point to Egypt

    Tempest Specifications

    25m length 7m breadth

    2 x 400 HP engines

    3 x 75 KW generators

    Construction - Wood

    Safety Equipment

    2 x 16 Man Life Rafts
    Life Jackets

    Full Fire Fighting and Alarm System
    Smoke Alarms and Extinguishers in cabins and at strategic points

    Sano Sub Unit, O2 J tanks

    Fully stocked First Aid Kit

    Navigation Equipment

    GPS Plotter, Radar 36 miles, Echo Sounder
    VHF Radio

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