Scuba Travel Holiday Details | TRP 44175

Holiday Reference: TRP 44175

Holiday information : TRP 44175

  • WINNER - liveaboard of the year 2018 and 2017 Diver Awards
  • Stable steel hulled vessel with fast engines
  • Double & twin cabin options on lower and main deck
  • Direct London to Marsa Alam flights - no long transfers!
  • Flights from London Gatwick with Thomson direct to Marsa Alam
  • Airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation on full board basis in a twin share cabin
  • 12ltr tank, weights and NITROX - the number of dives offered will depend on your chosen itinerary
  • 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.
  • Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire, please pre book any requirements at least 2 weeks prior to departure
  • 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
  • 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)

Liveaboard Details

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 Yea ...

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 6 times (including 2019, 2018, 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.

Martin Nordin - Goes on Hurricane at least once a year!

I really like the southern Red sea, it's one of my favourite places to dive. Brothers, Daedalus and st Johns are areas that I really love coming back to time after time. Over the years I have been diving there on a few different liveaboards and to me the steel hulled Hurricane stands out from the crowd. Her crew and guides work really hard and to me it's no surprise that she has won "liveaboard of the year" so many times.
My personal favourite time to go is May/June when you can encounter hammerheads and whitetips without going too deep. Whilst I really like Daedalus, Elphinstone and st Johns it's the Brothers islands that is on top of my list. Ascending down on the northern tip of Big Brother and then slowly drift along the wall all the way to the boat is in my opinion one of the best dives you can do in the Red Sea.
If you interested in going Hurricane don't hesitate to give me a call 01483 411590 or email me at martin@scubatravel.com

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Itinerary Details

The Daedalus and Rocky itinerary mixes up big fish encounters with plenty of macro and reef fish to interest even the most seasoned diver. You get to spend more time than ever exploring these undeniably stunning reefs.

Daedalus and Rocky Description

The southern Red Sea is a treasure trove for scuba divers. Spanning the bottom half of the Egyptian Red Sea this large expanse of water has it all, from plunging walls to intricate shallow caves. Meander between soft coral pinnacles or gape at the enormous hard corals that flourish on healthy and vibrant reefs. The Daedalus and Rocky itinerary mixes up big fish encounters with plenty of macro and reef fish to interest even the most seasoned diver. The focus of this itinerary is the southern Marine Parks which means you get to spend more time than ever exploring these undeniably stunning reefs.

Starting off from Marsa Alam with a check dive, the first day is a chance to trim weights and get used to the clear warm waters. Sailing that night to Daedalus, the big wall dives commence with a bang. Every inch of Daedalus is covered in hard corals, sea fans, cleaning stations and anemones. But the main attraction here are the schooling hammerheads. Threshers are common in the winter, oceanic white tips all summer long and there is nearly always a grey reef circling on the corners. After 2 days of fast drifts and high octane diving the boat moves on the the furthest most southern reaches. Rocky and Zabagad complete the southern Marine parks and are well worth the journey down. Rocky is a slim island pushing up from the abyss with steep walls and overhangs. Zabagad is a much larger island with a magical reputation. Home to breeding turtles today, Zabagad was once an green gem mine and the ghostly remains of island living can still be made out. The coral towers will not disappoint and a mysterious Russian boat makes a great wreck dive. Lopping back round, you then head through Fury Shoal. Wind through the cracks and caves or take a peak inside a private yacht that met its end one stormy night. Shaab Sharm and a trip to Marsa Abu Dabab complete this outstanding itinerary.

The Daedalus, Rocky and Zabagad itinerary will appeal to anyone that wants to see more of the southern Red Sea - stay longer at these impressive dive sites. Whilst night dives are prohibited in the Marine Park there will be a chance to hunt out those nightly critters elsewhere on this itinerary. The sheer wealth of marine life at dive sites will keep everyone interested. Nitrox is available on all of the boats and technical divers can spend many an hour surveying the wall dives in the comfort of warm water. The characteristic great visibility of the Red Sea will delight photographers particularly. Daedalus, Rocky and Zabagad are iconic dive sites in the southern Red Sea and if you have not yet experienced just what all the talk is about - book your place to find out for yourself. you are guaranteed no end of exciting new entries in your log book and over the week, the sighting come in thick and fast. With something on the itinerary to suit all types of divers, splash into a new adventure every day.

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Your holiday details

Sublime reef diving in the southern Red Sea with the most experienced team, on board the stable steel hulled Hurricane. Dive the famous Daedalus Reef and Rocky Island - night diving is prohibited in some of these areas so expect around 18 -20 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 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


 

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