Holiday Reference: TRP 32537

Holiday information

  • 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
  • Average Water Temp: 19 - 28 C
  • Average Air Temp: 19 - 35 C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 25,
  • Good for: Wrecks, wrecks, wrecks
  • Suitable for beginners: Yes
  • Escorted by leading wreck expert Mike Ward, discover the secrets behind the iconic Red Sea wrecks like the Thistlegorm, Carnatic, Giannis D and so many more.

Liveaboard Details

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 d ...

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.

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Itinerary Details

The Escorted Get Wrecked tour gives you the chance to pick the brains of our on board expert whilst visiting the world class wreck dives of the the Northern Red Sea!

Escorted Get Wrecked Description

The Escorted Get Wrecked tour gives you the chance to pick the brains of an expert whilst wreck diving the Egyptian Red Sea. This is the itinerary for those divers that want to know more about the wrecks they are visiting as well as experience the complete comfort of our Red Sea liveaboards. Each wreck dived bristles with the history and the stories that brought it to the Northern Red Sea. These are the living treasures that our expert, Mike Ward will explain in his friendly and funny presentations.

Mike Ward has been running our wreck trips for several years and few can compete with his encylopeadic knowledge of the Red Sea wrecks. He is most often found underwater with his nose in a small corner of the wreck. Armed with a camera, Mike has dived the UK, Mediterranean and Red Sea extensively. In his spare time topside, Mike delves the shipping annuals. He has an intimate knowledge of each site visited and is more than happy to talk about the history of the wrecks - and from which angle you can get the best photographs. Mike has a devoted following and after a week on board with him you too will see why!

A check dive kicks off the week and then - let the wreck diving begin! Abu Nuhas holds no less than 4 wrecks, all of which can be dived under the right conditions. The Giannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimon M... famous for their different cargos of wood, bottles, tiles and lentils. Let Mike enthuse you with his passion for the Red Sea's Second World War wreck too - both the Rosalie Moller and Thistlegorm lie at anchor and are well worth the multiple dives dedicated to them on this itinerary. Consider the impact of the Suez canal whilst diving the Ulysess, Kingston and Dunraven. Shark and Yolanda and Ras Pieter offer an opportunity the glean more about Egypt's modern history and critical role in international shipping.

The Northern Red Sea is quite unlike any other wreck destination and with Mike's expertise, the beauty of the region is undeniable. The Escorted Get Wrecked itinerary is perfect for any diver - novice to technical. From 5m to 50m, there is undeniably something for everyone. A stimulating experience for the mind and the eyes, understanding more about the wrecks visited on the route, really helps to see the wrecks in their full glory.

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Escorted Get Wrecked contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

Lastminute cabin now available (Flts with Egypt Air) - Escorted by wreck expert Mike Ward. Sail away on the ever popular, award winning Whirlwind. Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). This is wreck-tastic itinerary diving the incredible Northern Red Sea wrecks all week with up to 21 dives over the week. All marine park fees, 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included in your package - please prebook nitrox and 15lt tanks before travel. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Transfers are also included. At the end of the week you will have day use of a hotel and buffet lunch while you wait for your flight home. Excluded are the Egyptian entry visa, alcohol, nitrox, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any PADI courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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