Holiday Reference: TRP 32032

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: 23 - 26 C
  • Average Air Temp: 23 - 35 C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 25m
  • Good for: Dedicated photo itinerary brings home real results
  • Suitable for beginners: Yes
  • It is a full-on week, but I know it is your holiday too. So please feel free to skip a dive, a talk, a review session etc. Nothing is compulsory! I believe that you have to work for excellent underwater photos, but we do have a lot of laughs along the way.

Your Holiday Information

Join our onboard photo expert for a week focused on getting more out of your camera! Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). This based in Northern Red Sea with up to 21 dives over the week but the itinerary will vary, depending on the photo opportunities. All marine park fees, 12lt tank and weights are included in your package. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. There will be evening presentations and 1:1 sessions with our photo pro. Flights are with EasyJet from Gatwick and 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, 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. We can also assist with purchasing excess baggage from the airline prior to travel.

 

Your Personal Information


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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Whirlwind contains all the detailed information you need, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

Itinerary Details

Join internationally renowned photography expert Alex Mustard to learn how to get the most out of your SLR rig in the Northern Red Sea at its seasonal best.

Red Sea Photography Workshop Description

On Alex' workshops, the sole aim of the diving is photography. We will be going to the sites that are most productive for images and will be repeating sites, sometimes several times, to give you the opportunity to work on shots, change lenses, wait for the light to be in the correct place etc. Much of the diving will be very shallow and the timing of the dives during the day will usually be quite deliberate to get the optimum conditions for certain shots.

Alex will always decide on the itinerary of the trip with the dive guides and the Captain based on weather conditions and which sites are really producing. In 2016 there will be 2 weeks to chose from, each with a slightly different itinerary planned. The first week (4 - 11 June 2016) will focus exclusively on the Thistlegorm and schooling fish at Shark and yolanda. There will be approx 3 days at each location. This week has been chosen for the neap tides, which will make the diving all the more perfect. The second week (11June-18 June 2016) will visit a wider range of dive sites, including more of Ras Mohammed, Tiran and also is planned to cross to Gubal and Abu Nuhas.


The overall aim of Alex' workshops is simply to help you all get the best possible underwater images in the Red Sea, to make the most out of the week's photographic opportunities. We'll achieve this by doing photography focused dives (right style, right time of day, repeating sites etc), by Alex giving you the photo advice and information you need before the dives and by Alex leading group review sessions where you can get advice, inspiration and feedback from the rest of the group. Alex will always be available to offer advice and ideas on a 1:1 level and he has build a strong reputation as one of the most dedicated and hard working trip leaders around. Alex will also cover some post processing tips (using Lightroom) during these review sessions, but the main focus of this workshop is getting the shots right in camera.

As is well known, Alex' workshops do not have a competition element, which he feels greatly encourages an open, sharing environment on board for the exchange of ideas and information. Alex is proud that on his workshops you will not just learn from him, but that everyone in the group will bring interesting and valuable ideas and opinions that will benefit all our photography.

Want to know more about Red Sea Photography Workshop?

Red Sea Photography Workshop 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.

 

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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.