Award-winning service onboard a modern Red Sea liveaboard designed by divers, for divers
- Dive the best sites in the northern Red Sea, including the Thistlegorm wreck!
- An expert, friendly crew provide world-class service based on three decades of experience
- Explore healthy reefs, vibrant tropical fish, sharks and pods of dolphins!
- An affordable liveaboard experience without comprising luxury or comfort
Part of the award-winning Tornado Marine Fleet, the modern M/Y Whirlwind and her long standing expert team provide a five star, yet affordable liveaboard service to the Red Sea’s most iconic sites, including the Thistlegorm wreck. Expertly designed by divers, for divers, the stylish boat along with her comfortable indoor lounges, spacious cabins and sumptuous sun decks fitted with loungers and a jacuzzi are everything you’ll need on a liveaboard. And with exciting itineraries and a spacious dive deck specially designed for recreational, tec diving and photographers, it’s no wonder that the Whirlwind is a top Red Sea liveaboard choice.
Number of cabins
Scheduled, private charter available
The 36 metre-long M/Y Whirlwind is part of the award winning Tornado Marine Fleet. She has provided affordable five star Red Sea liveaboard diving without compromising luxury or comfort since 2006. She is one of the most popular boats in the fleet, and has been carefully designed by divers, for divers. The world-class service that guests enjoy on board is a testament to her long standing crew that boast three decades of experience in the Red Sea. And with 10 stylish cabins, there’s ample space for up to 20 divers on this superb modern vessel. The expertly designed air conditioned saloon and stunning outdoor decks fitted with sun loungers and a sumptuous jacuzzi provide ideal relaxation spaces, while an exquisite buffet is served by seasoned chefs in the restaurant. And with the impressive state-of-the-art dive deck, divers are assured a top quality liveaboard holiday that has made the Whirlwind a classic, affordable choice for diving in the Red Sea.
The Tornado Marine Fleet has been a top choice for divers seeking luxury liveaboards in the Red Sea since 1989 The well-equipped, modern and luxurious dive vessels operate recreational and tec diving liveaboard trips with a team of carefully-selected expert crew and dive instructors that offer a full range of courses. Departing from Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and Port Ghaleb, divers can choose from exciting itineraries across the northern and southern Red Sea that are based on required skill level. Divers can explore the iconic reefs and wrecks of the Red Sea, where diverse marine species of all sizes and colours thrive at world-famous sites such as the Brothers Islands, Elphinstone and the Thistlegorm wreck. Escorted trips and special weeks including photography, wreck, tec, freediving and mini safaris are also available, in addition to private charters.
10 cosy en-suite, air conditioned cabins provide accommodation for up to 22 guests, with seven lower deck twins, four main deck twins and one upper deck single cabin. The air conditioned saloon has comfortable sofas, a well-stocked bar and large screens ideal for dive briefings and watching movies. In the dining room, guests enjoy a cafe-style table layout that creates a friendly, sociable atmosphere. Three meals per day are served buffet-style, and are prepared by expert chefs who create international and Egyptian favourites. Outdoors, there are thoughtfully designed teak decks perfect for lounging, sipping cocktails and sunbathing. Climb to the top deck and you’ll find the partially shaded sundeck which has inviting sun loungers and a sumptuous jacuzzi perfect for soaking up views of the Red Sea.
Diving from Whirlwind
One of the most impressive aspects of the Whirlwind is her spacious dive deck equipped with a camera table, two rinse tanks, freshwater showers and plenty of room for dive gear. There’s also ample room for rebreathers, twinsets and photography gear. Top quality rental equipment is available, and certified divers can enjoy nitrox. Plus, rebreather divers can be accommodated with prior notice, including tec gear rental, gas filling and private technical diving guides. There’s also a haskel pump on the dive deck for trimix and high O2 blends. Divers enjoy three to four dives per day to the best dive sites in the Red Sea with knowledgeable guides and instructors that have years of experience in these waters. Their expert, friendly service means that you’ll explore top sites such as the Thistlegorm in style and comfort. Thanks to their seasoned expertise and five star service, the Whirlwind is a top choice liveaboard for divers seeking out adventures in the Red Sea.
- March to May and September to November are considered to be the best times to dive in the Red Sea due to ideal weather and ocean conditions. But be aware that dive sites will be more crowded during these months.
- For something special, why not opt for one of the Whirldwind’s week-long wreck or photography itineraries?
- The Red Sea is not just famous for its superb visibility and amazing corals, it’s also known for epic shark and dolphin encounters!
- The Whirlwind operates in the northern Red Sea. For adventures in the southern Red Sea, check out the rest of the Tornado fleet!