Lower deck cabin
Tempest has six lower deck cabins. All have twin beds, en suite, air con and safe.
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.
Tempest has six lower deck cabins. All have twin beds, en suite, air con and safe.
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.
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.
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.
As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.
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
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
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
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.
Charter airlines do not enable online check in for flights out of Egypt. You must print your ticket coupon prior to travel. Do ensure you leave up to 3 hours, especially over busy travel periods.
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
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
Mobile coverage is itinerary dependent. Most of iineraries will have phone coverage when close to shore. Internet in intermittent and cannot be guaranteed.
2 pin European sockets. Plugs are located on dive deck, saloon and in cabins.
We offer a very wide range of rental equipment onboard Tempest including side mount and technical equipment. Tempest is not rebreather 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. Nitrox can be prebooked up to 3 days before departure or paid for on a dive by dive basis onboard the boat.
Normally £250 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure. Depending on your flight option an additional deposit to cover your flight may be required.
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.
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
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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.
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 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 (£25 pre paid service or $25 locally)
25m length 7m breadth 2 x 400 HP engines 3 x 75 KW generators Construction - Wood
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
GPS Plotter, Radar 36 miles, Echo Sounder VHF Radio
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