Holiday Reference: TRP 36932

Holiday information

  • 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices
  • All cabins have twin beds, en suite & air con
  • Fabulous on board menu, all freshly prepared
  • 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.

Liveaboard Details

Whirlwind has to be one of our favourite Red Sea liveaboards, from the award winning Tornado Marine Fleet. This is 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices, with weekly departures in 2019 from May to October. She is one of the most popular boats in ...

Whirlwind has to be one of our favourite Red Sea liveaboards, from the award winning Tornado Marine Fleet. This is 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices, with weekly departures in 2019 from May to October. She is one of the most popular boats in the fleet, and it's easy to see why. From the moment you step on board you can tell this liveaboard has been designed by divers for divers. Her long standing crew are the definition of attentive and make the diving effortless.

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. Fancy a view as you sail? There are 4 cabins on the main deck which are pre-allocated at the time of booking with no additional surcharge. On request for full charter bookings, an additional 11th twin cabin can be opened up.

Whirlwind has everything you 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. Relax between dives on one of the large sundecks. The saloon welcomes you with comfy sofas, an entertainment system and a well stocked bar. Meals are served in a dining room, and the cafe style table layout creates a friendly ambience. From sun up to sun down, Whirlwind is the perfect home away from home in the Egyptian Red Sea.

It's no wonder so many of our specialist itinerary leaders ask for Whirlwind year after year. Whirlwind runs photography workshops, escorted wreck weeks, dedicated freediving trips and our custom Red Sea Relaxed itinerary throughout the year. Rebreather divers can be accommodated, but please speak to your consultant at the time of booking to discuss any specific guiding, kit hire and fill requrements.

Want to know more about Whirlwind?

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. These are prodominately wide angle trips, but the Red Sea is teaming with macro life too and there are regular night dives.

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.


Your holiday details

LAST SPACE MALE SHARE: Join Alex Mustard 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.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


Your Personal Information

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