Holiday Reference: TRP 32568

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: 19 - 28 C
  • Average Air Temp: 19 - 35 C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 25m
  • Good for: Dedicated photo itinerary brings home real results
  • Suitable for beginners: Yes
  • This is a great course for anyone interested in underwater photography (or if you are just not feeling confident about using your camera!). Mario will cover the basic principles to get you up and running in no time, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced shooters. Let Mario demystify the techniques needed to enable you to take home some great shots. We pick this time in June as there will be no shortage of great subject matter to shoot, from impressive wrecks to huge schools of fish

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

See the Northern Red Sea and learn to use an underwater camera with our in house photo pro Mario on a dedicated workshop for all levels

Red Sea Photography Description

From small pocket sized compact cameras to huge SLR rigs with multiple strobes, divers have never invested more time or money into taking underwater photographs. Yet, do you go home disappointed when your images fail to convey the beauty of your Red Sea holiday? Are you plagued by washed out blue pics of fish tails? Still unsure if you really need a strobe... or how many? Then this is the itinerary for you.

Scuba Travel's photography specialist Mario is to hand to make your journey easier than ever with complete photographic support, from the moment you make your first enquiry to editing and landing back home. Your home for the week is one of Scuba Travel's luxurious Red Sea liveaboards. in the company of like minded divers. This is a relaxed and fun way of taking underwater photography to the next level. Where possible, the boat will run an open dive deck so you can really maximise your in water time!

Goals of the trip
The Red Sea Photography itinerary with Mario will take your underwater photography to the next step. Our photo itineraries are not about flashy kit or spending a small fortune to get great results... No matter if you are a complete beginner with a camera, or more experienced photographer that wants to hone a particular skill, Mario will make developing your photography fun! Armed with his hints, tips and help, you too can take photos that sparkle. There will be daily presentations, opportunities for 1:1 sessions and even assistance with photo editing (Lightroom & Photoshop).

Diving Highlights
The Northern Red Sea is one of the best photo destinations with undeniably vibrant reefs, a wide range of macro subjects and outstanding wide angle opportunities. Discover the schooling snapper, barracuda and bat fish at Yolanda's drop off. Dive the luscious coral gardens of Jackson or Thomas in Tiran. Multiple dives on sites really makes a difference. Hunt out some of those rarer sightings (did you know there is an ornate ghost pipe fish at Jackson?). Massive morays, stone fish, cardinals, nudibranch... Gubal, the Ulysses, Kingston wreck.. These are just some of the excellent sites for photographers. Then there are the wrecks too. The Thistlegorm, Giannis D and Carnatic are endlessly photogenic. Just jump in and enjoy. Our trips are scheduled for the maximum variety of subjects and when the conditions are optimum with long days and lots of light. The warm water and great viz just make the photography all the more satisfying. Careful attention is paid to the selection and timing of dive sites so you can really conquer specific aspects of your photography.

Want to know more about Red Sea Photography?

Red Sea Photography 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

All experience levels with a camera are welcome on Marios Red Sea photo week! Mistral is the fastest and most stable of all our Red Sea liveaboards, finished to the highest specification. Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). This is a classic itinerary in a relaxed format in the Northern Red Sea 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. 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, 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

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