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Dive Review of Tornado Fleet/Whirlwind in
Red Sea/Northern Red Sea

Tornado Fleet/Whirlwind: "Whirlwind: Wrecks and Reefs", Nov, 2017,

by Jack Bernstein, OH, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10057.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments From the US, it takes a while to get there. Anticipate 24-36 hours. Youíll need to connect somewhere in Europe. I routed DAY-ATL-FCO-CAI and then to Hurghada on a later flight. There are charters through the UK and from Amsterdam direct to Hurghada.

This is a relatively cheap Liveaboard, reserved through the UK. I was the only American on the boat. There was one Dutchman (my dive buddy) and the rest were English.

There are some good wrecks but poor planning occasionally got us there when the day boats were there. Too crowded. The reefs are pretty but the currents occasionally rushed us by everything.

Nevertheless, if you havenít been, might be worth the trip. Please note that they are serious about their medical forms. If you have ANYTHING wrong, they want a Doctorís note. Most older divers lie.
Websites Tornado Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Galapagos, Philippines, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Costa Rica, Bonaire, St. Lucia, Florida, SanDiego, Puerto Rico, Saba, St. Kitts, Statia, Cancun, Cozumel, Indonesia
Closest Airport Hurghada Getting There From US, Get to Cairo and the EgyptAir to Hurghada OR take a charter from the UK or Amsterdam.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 78-79°F / 26-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Generally, 30m but people with special training went deeper.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They are reasonably setup with charging bays. If there are only a few photographers, no issues. If lots, oh boy. They did have rinse tanks and compressed air. They were careful in handling the cameras.
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