Holiday Reference: TRP 37921

Holiday information

  • Excellent value liveaboard with and experienced crew
  • Regular departures with world class Red Sea dive itineraries
  • Main deck cabins for no supplement!
  • Only 20 divers on board
  • 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

Cyclone has long been a favourite with UK divers. She's the ideal choice for the price conscious diver, looking to "dive, eat, sleep" in the Northern Red Sea. Cyclone's experienced crew will give you a warm welcome, as well as taking you to the best ...

Cyclone has long been a favourite with UK divers. She's the ideal choice for the price conscious diver, looking to "dive, eat, sleep" in the Northern Red Sea. Cyclone's experienced crew will give you a warm welcome, as well as taking you to the best dive sites. This is what makes her a popular choice with many of our divers.

Cyclone is 32m from bow to stern and her sturdy wood hull is a stable home away from home. 20 divers can be easily accommodated over 10 twin cabins. All of the cabins are en suite, have individual air con and plenty of space to stow your belongings for the week. There are 2 twin cabins on the main deck, 6 twin cabins below decks and 2 bow cabins which have bunks. Cabins are pre-allocated at the time of booking, so please remember to check if you have a specific request.

Cyclone features the tried and tested lay out of all Tornado Marine Fleet vessels. The dive deck is spaciously laid out so everyone can kit up without fighting for space. The dining room is on the main deck, and you will find tasty meals prepared freshly each day. The upstairs saloon is complete with bar and TV, perfect for relaxing at the end of the day or during surface intervals. Or escape from it all on sun deck. Cyclone is a classic Red Sea liveaboard that knows the Northern Red Sea's wrecks and reefs intimately. This is world class destination with a crew that know how to make your diving a success from start to finish.

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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

Join Mario Vitalini 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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