Holiday Reference: TRP 36664

Holiday information

  • 5 star Red Sea liveaboard
  • Large and stable steel liveaboard for a smoother ride
  • One of the fastest Red Sea liveaboards - speed your way to sites
  • Double & twin cabins with lower and upper deck locations
  • Average Water Temp: 18 - 28 C
  • Average Air Temp: 18 - 35 C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 25m
  • Good for: Shark Quest
  • Suitable for beginners: Please note this one is only for divers comfortable in the blue maintaining depth levels while watching sharks!
  • Shark Quest dives the southern Red Sea according to its seasonal best, including the Brothers or Daedalus. The goal? To see more sharks and rays. Dive fewer sites for longer for the most inspiring and exciting pelagic sightings possible.

Liveaboard Details

Sail on Mistral for your next Red Sea liveaboard for a week to remember. Mistral is the very latest liveaboard in a long line of award winning vessels from Tornado Marine Fleet and her quality is evident from bow to stern. Attention to detail here ...

Sail on Mistral for your next Red Sea liveaboard for a week to remember. Mistral is the very latest liveaboard in a long line of award winning vessels from Tornado Marine Fleet and her quality is evident from bow to stern. Attention to detail here is key and Mistral has been lovingly laid out to optimise space on board with super speedy engines to make sailing supremely comfortable. She boasts a host of extra facilities to make your week all the more enjoyable so jump aboard today!

Mistral has four double cabins located on the upper deck and eight twin cabins on the lower deck. Each generously sized cabin has a modern en-suite bathroom, individual controlled A/C and safety deposit. The upper cabins have one large double bed and the lower cabins have a large double lower bunk with an additional single upper bunk bed. All cabins have ample storage space and vanity unit. If you have a cabin preference just remember to ask at the time of booking.

The luxurious feel extends to the communal areas. The saloon is decked out with a plasma screen - ideal from comprehensive briefings. There are no less than 2 sun decks. The first sun deck is covered with a bar area and jacuzzi. The upper sun deck is vast and has plenty of space for everyone to lounge out. Photographers will love the dedicated camera room on the dive deck with rinse tanks and air gun. And technical divers will benefit from high pressure gas blending (including trimix). Ntirox is available for fills up to 36%. The extravagantly fast 1150Hp engines allow Mistral to get to the next dive site quickly and with 2 powerful RIBS, you will be the envy of others as you whisk past. The steel hull complements her speed and Mistral is incredibly stable in the water (ideal if you have not found you sea legs!). All in, Mistral is a welcome addition to the superb fleet of Red Sea liveaboards Scuba Travel offer and with such excellence, why book anything else!

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Itinerary Details

Shark Quest dives the southern Red Sea according to its seasonal best, including the Brothers or Daedalus. The goal? To see more sharks and rays. Dive fewer sites for longer for the most inspiring and exciting pelagic sightings possible.

Shark Quest Description

Shark Quest is all about diving the southern Red Sea at its seasonal best and spending more time on fewer, carefully selected dive sites. We trust the local knowledge and experience of our dive teams. Building on their know how and recent sightings, they will select one of the big marine parks to dive. Be that Brothers, be that Daedalus, you can enjoy up to 3 days in the boat's selected pelagic hot spot. Dive where you have the strongest chances for sharks and rays. It's that simple. Join our quest for the most inspiring and exciting pelagic sightings possible.

We all love the thrill of diving with the big fish, but timing matters. What you can see and where in the southern Red Sea changes throughout the year. The cooler water temps in the winter months are ripe for thresher shark and silkie sightings. The threshers come up into relatively shallow water, whilst silkies are found lurking under the boats in the shallows! Late April through to mid July are all about manta and hammerheads. Without cleaning stations, manta sightings are that bit extra special in the Red Sea. Spring is the prime time to watch them in feeding mode. Be amazed as they gorge on plankton thick water. Hammerheads are shy sharks, but before the water gets too warm, you can find them between 20-25m gently cruising past divers hovering in the blue. As the water warms up over the summer and into Autumn, the oceanics appear. Oceanics are inquisitive sharks, not afraid to come in close.

Your Shark Quest will start with a warm up day, to iron out the kinks, find your weights and get into the swing of things, before setting sail for one of the marine parks. Here you will have wall dives - as such, you will need to be confident in possible currents and over drop offs. Many dives will be from the ribs/zodaics and you should be able to make a negative entry. The boat will then sail back towards the mainland, with further diving planned at either Elphinstone or Ras Shona. We ask that divers are certified to 30m. Technical divers are welcome on board. Please just make sure you book your tanks and gasses prior to travel.

Year round the southern Red Sea has outstanding pelagics encounters. Didn't want to come off the walls on your last trip? Then this is the itinerary for you. Gear up and accept the quest.

Want to know more about Shark Quest?

Shark Quest 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

Save £100 Includes an early booking discount - Come face to face with pelagics in the Southern Red Sea with the most experienced team, on board the stable steel hulled Mistral. Avoid long transfers with our direct flight to Marsa Alam. Dive the famous Daedalus Reef, Brothers Islands, Rocky or Elphinstone dependant on the best shark activity - night diving is prohibited in some of these areas so expect around 18 dives in total. All fees, 12 L tank & weights and FREE NITROX are included in your package - please prebook additional kit and tank hire. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Flights are with Thomson/Thomas Cook from Gatwick and transfers are included. At the end of the week we also include a day use room and lunch at a hotel while you wait for your flight home. The only costs not included are the Egyptian entry visa, alcohol, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to pre-book 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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