Holiday Reference: TRP 36677

Holiday information

  • WINNER - liveaboard of the year 2016 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!
  • 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

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 5 times (including 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.

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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 oceanic white tipss, thresher shark and silkie sightings. Oceanics are inquisitive sharks, not afraid to come in close. The threshers come up into relatively shallow water, whilst oceanic white trips and 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 re-appear.

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

MIKES CAMERAS KIT EXPERT ON BOARD WITH PHOTO PRO MARIO VITALINI Come face to face with pelagics in the Southern Red Sea with the most experienced team, on board the stable steel hulled Hurricane. 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


 

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