Red Sea freediving liveaboard holiday

Freedive with dolphins in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea

Building on the phenomenal success of our freediving and yoga holidays in Egypt, we are now running multiple itineraries in the Red Sea for 2017. Get away from it all on a secluded voyage to Abu Nuhas, Gubal and Ras Mohammed. This itinerary has been designed just for you, and the sites have been carefully selected. You’ll dive on incredible wrecks and stunning reefs and there’s a wide choice of dive sites, sheltered from current and offering a range of depths – ideal for freedivers!

There’s also a resident pod of wild bottlenose dolphins and although we can’t promise dolphins, we’ve been fortunate enough to dive with these wonderful creatures on every freediving trip we’ve ever had – something that’s always a highlight of our freediving holidays.

Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). Your trip will be fully guided with 2 expert Red Sea guides plus freediving instructor trainer Emma Farrell.

Living on a luxury boat for the week

You’ll be living onboard the Cyclone a 32 metre boat accommodating up to 20 divers. Winning “Liveaboard of the Year” in 2003, Cyclone has undergone several upgrades over the years, keeping her up to the same exceptional standards as the rest of the fleet. Designed by divers and expertly crewed, Cyclone retains a welcoming atmosphere and it this that draws divers back to her year after year for their hard earned Red Sea holiday. For your complete comfort, all of the cabins are en suite, have individual air con and plenty of space to stow your belongings for the week.

Cyclone features the tried and tested lay out of all Tornado Marine Fleet vessels. The all important dive deck is spaciously laid out so everyone can kit up without fighting for space. Head to the main deck dining room at meal times and an outstanding feast awaits. The upstairs saloon is complete with bar and plasma screen is a focal point at the end of the day or during surface intervals. Or escape from it all on extensive sun deck, complete with sun beds and jacuzzi. Cyclone is a true Red Sea classic liveaboard that easily meets the high standards of Scuba Travel’s modern Red Sea liveaboards.

Freediving and yoga activities

Over the week you’ll have a chance to train on the lines, in confined water, and recreationally freedive on the reefs and wrecks around the Red Sea where you can see the most incredible array of underwater life including pods of wild dolphins. You’ll also dive the Thistlegorm wreck, a true highlight for freedivers and one of the most famous wrecks in the world.

You’ll also get two yoga and breathing classes a day, including the profoundly relaxing practice of yoga nidra under the stars, and each evening, Emma will be giving talks and workshops on everything from head massage to equalisation, to dolphin behaviour!

Freediving courses onboard

RAID Freediver, Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver courses will be available during the week for an additional charge; you must be at least RAID Freediver qualified or booked to do the RAID Freediver course in order to come on the holiday.

Children under 12 can take the BSAC Dolphin Snorkeller programme. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any courses on board.

Your lead instructor will be Emma Farrell, so you’ll have the chance to learn at a relaxed pace from one of the world’s most experienced instructors and her friendly and experienced team.

Scuba diving onboard

If you’re a scuba diver then you can come too! The trip is set up to accommodate Scuba divers, and they’ll have the opportunity to take part in all yoga activities, the talks and presentations, and also have a free Try Freediving course worth £75!

If you’re a freediver with a Scuba diving qualification then you can also scuba dive, although you must adhere to safe surface intervals between Scuba and freediving.

More details and to book

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 for qualified divers and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

To book, please call Scuba Travel now on 01483 411 590

13 – 20 May 2017

From £1,250 per person   NOW From £1195 per person!

Flights included (holiday is all inclusive). Bookings are handled by Scuba Travel and are ATOL protected.

  • Flights from London Gatwick and transfers (trip is also available without flights if you are arriving from a different country)
  • 7 nights accommodation, food and drink onboard the Cyclone
  • Twice daily yoga/pranayama/yoga nidra classes
  • Freediving and dolphins, head massage, reflexology, yoga and equalisation talks and workshops every night
  • 3-4 daily dive sessions, confined water sessions, recreational and night diving on numerous beautiful sites around the Red Sea
  • Freediving kit hire for the week (RAID Freediver students only; otherwise there’s a £100 hire charge for mask, snorkel, weight belt, fins, fin socks and retainers and a £40 charge for wetsuit hire)
  • All weight hire
  • Yoga equipment hire
  • Tuition, course materials, manuals and log book (where applicable)
  • Free Try Freediving course (for Scuba divers only)
  • Scuba diving (for those with a Scuba qualification)
  • Certification (where applicable)
  • Lifetime guarantee*
  • Egyptian entry visa
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Equipment hire (except RAID Freediver students)
  • Onboard souvenirs
  • Crew tip (entirely discretionary)