Holiday Reference: TRP 37006

Holiday information

  • WINNER - liveaboard of the year 2016 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: 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 - but you must be able to maintain good bouyancy control
  • Mario Vitalini will teach you to work with natural light and wide angle photography. Martyn Guess will show you the secrets of amazing fish portraits and using strobes. Together, they will help you build a stunning selection of classic images from the Southern Red Sea.

Liveaboard Details

FULLY REFITTED FOR 2018: Images coming soon! 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 ...

FULLY REFITTED FOR 2018: Images coming soon! 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).

We are really pleased for the guides and crew of Hurricane for winning Liveaboard of the Year for the second year running. This is no mean feat and can only be achieved with a vast amount of hard work all around. The season diving wise down south has been an epic one. The food on board is fab, and we never have hungry divers. And she's quick! These are the areas that beat other boats and why Hurricane has picked up such an accolade. Customers keep coming back to this boat for more, and more. And voted for her above all others

Hurricane is currently in Dry dock (November to mid February 2018) being completely refitted with new bathrooms, new air-conditioning, carpets, sofas and more. Follow Tornado Marine on facebook for pictures!

At 36m there is bags of space on board Hurricane. No detail was over looked when she was built and she is continually renovated to maintain the highest standards. 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, en suite bathrooms, a fridge and safe box.

You will instantly recognise what has become the Tornado Marine Fleet signature design. The dining and saloon areas are divided to provide optimum comfort at all stages of the trip. Upstairs opens up into the AC saloon with the bar, flat screen and seating area. Outside there is a seated deck (ideal for your post dive tales), the upper sun deck and loungers and jacuzzi. Down on the dive deck extras include an air gun for cameras, high pressure gas bending facilities (including trimix), nitrox compressor and gear storage. The steel hull and low dive platform make Hurricane a stable ride in even the bumpiest of weather and entry and exits are easy. Hurricane has it all - and it is easy to see just why divers fall in love with her.

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Itinerary Details

Improve your photography with on board pros - Mario Vitalini and Martyn Guess. The corals, caves and critters itinerary dives carefully selected sites to help you build images that reflect the beauty of the Southern Red Sea.

Corals, caves & critters Description

Improve your photo skills in bite size chunks with not one but 2 on board photo pros - Mario Vitalini and Martyn Guess. Their corals, caves and critters itinerary takes in the very best of the Southern Red Sea and will suit a range of camera experiences. Together, they will help you build a stunning selection of classic Red Sea images. You will dive carefully selected sites, with clear photographic challenges. Be inspired and discover the Southern reefs through a photographer's eye.

Goals of the trip


Each of the on board photo pros will bring their own unique teaching method, and will focus on individual shots you can perfect.

Mario will work with divers to cover the elements of exposure and working with natural light, as well as wide angle and split shots. Martyn Guess will work with divers to cover shooting macro and fish portraits and how to compose these for real WOW factor. You will also learn about how to use strobes. Between them you will be able to craft key images from the southern Red Sea. Capture light beams in the caves, learn to light morays, freeze clown fish as they dart around their anemones. Take stunning splits shots of the pristine coral reef tops. Shoot dolphin as they play, whizzing in and out!

The atmosphere on board is light, fun and informal with a range of daily presentations plenty of chances to have a chat on a 1:1 basis. Completing the package, you will also learn how to start using photo editing software such as Adobe Lightroom.

Diving highlights


You will bring home a wide range of shots to chose from thanks to the sheer range of dive sites and light conditions. Fury Shoals is simply sublime, with vast hard corals and swim throughs galore. Get creative at Shaab Claude, Abu Galawa Soraya and Malahi. St Johns is no less ideal for photographers. While away the hours on the soft coral pinnacles of Dangerous Reef or Abu Bassala, swirling in marine life. Learn how to bring your fish portraits alive on these vibrant reefs. Go beyond fish ID with lighting techniques you can practise on the myriad of marine life. These are also prefect sunset split locations. Dive through schools of snapper and trevally as you work the wide angle shots of Habili Ali and Habili Jaffa.

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Your holiday details

Mario Vitalini will teach you to work with natural light and wide angle photography. Martyn Guess will show you the secrets of amazing fish portraits and using strobes. Together, they will help you build a stunning selection of classic Red Sea images, from the decks of the stable steel hulled Hurricane. There are 18-21 dives over the workshop, as well as including all park fees, 12 L tank & weights and FREE NITROX - please prebook additional kit and tank hire. There will be a range of evening presentation as well as small groups workshops and 1:1 tuition available throughout. All trips are fully guided. Flights are with Thomson/Thomas Cook from Gatwick direct to Marsa Amal. 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


 

Your Personal Information


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