Red Sea Liveaboard 2020 2019-07-11T15:02:12+00:00

Red Sea freediving liveaboard holiday onboard Whirlwind

Freedive 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 2020. 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. On our last trip as well as Dolphins, Clownfish, Blue Spotted Rays, Octopus and so much more, we saw a Manta! Please note: We cannot guarantee diving with dolphins.

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 and her team.

Living on a luxury boat for the week

You’ll be living on board the Whirlwind a 36 metre boat, voted liveaboard of the year multiple times. This is 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices… just one of the reasons UK divers keep coming back to this superior liveaboard.

She has a well deserved reputation for the quality of finish on board, her long standing crew are the definition of attentive and she has all the award winning hallmarks of Tornado Marine fleet (from the decor to the tasty food)! Discover today how effortless diving can be when your liveaboard has been designed by divers for divers.

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There are 10 cabins in total, all with twin beds, en suite, air con and safe. The storage is plentiful and the showers are some of the most powerful you will find on a boat!

Whirlwind has everything the modern diver could want on board.

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The dive deck is one of the most impressive aspects – no more kitting up in a crowd on this boat! There is a camera table, 2 rinse tanks and plenty of space for all your dive kit. And for your relaxation between dives, there are 2 sundecks and the jacuzzi. Catch some rays, relax with a book or enjoy the hot tub. The saloon is kitted out with a modern entertainment system and a well stocked bar. Quite simply no element of this liveaboard has been overlooked. From sun up to sun down, Whirlwind is the perfect home away from home in the Red Sea.

Freediving and yoga activities

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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.

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You’ll also get two yoga and breathing classes a day, including the profoundly relaxing practice of yoga nidra under the stars, and most evenings, there will be talks and workshops that could feature anything from head massage to equalisation, to dolphin behaviour!

Freediving courses on board

RAID Freediver and Advanced 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. If you do a course then your materials will be sent to you prior to the trip and you must complete the mini quizzes and exam before the trip starts.

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 are a freediver who also wishes to scuba dive, there are opportunities to scuba dive, but to ensure the correct equipment is on board you must notify us in advance! You must also adhere to safe surface intervals between Scuba and freediving.

More details and to book

Flights are 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

Recreational diving, diving along the wreck, freediving with the dolphins and seeing the turtle were the highlights of the holiday for me.

Red Sea Freediving Holiday - Victoria HattoVictoria Hatto, Liveaboard Holiday 2019

 I would absolutely recommend this holiday. It’s a great way to progress in just a few days and to just have fun. It’s beautiful weather, amazing locations and for me it has always been about safety and I just feel safe with Go Freediving all the time.

The dolphins were the highlight of the week for me. It was just awesome and I will remember it forever!

The highlight for me was when we did our freedives at Marsa Bareika and the water was like glass – it was just beautiful and just fabulous!

I would definitely recommend this holiday, it has been an amazing week! The whole general feel of it has been relaxed and is very balanced.  I want to come back next year!

Red Sea Freediving Holiday - Cassie FletcherCassie Fletcher , Liveaboard Holiday 2019

I have never been on a liveaboard before so I was really nervous not knowing what it would be like but I would 100% recommend it! It is really fun and the freediving is amazing!

The standard of training, safety and the good group of people are three benefits of doing this trip with Go Freediving. I would definitely recommend this holiday! The dolphins were amazing!

I recommend this holiday! Not only are you in great company with great, amazing instructors – you just feel safe and guided the whole time – but you also have access to some of the most amazing dive sites in the world so it is a very attractive holiday!

The people and the instructors are amazing! The food was outstanding. I would recommend this trip because it gives you everything you need – I will definitely come again!

Red Sea Freediving Holiday - Simon SquiresSimon Squires , Liveaboard Holiday 2019

I wanted to spend a week where I could do as much freediving as I wanted. I think the instructors did an amazing job. I thought was really brilliant!

I would recommend this holiday without hesitation. It is a total and utter escape and I feel so spoilt and well looked after – it is really going to be difficult to go back to daily life after being here!

The level of teaching and the safety is amazing and being able to swim with dolphins was on my bucket list so it is so cool that we have done that!

I would definitely recommend the holiday. The approach, even at the airport, was caring, and the teaching was patient with complete beginners. Freediving with the dolphins has to be a highlight for me!

Red Sea Freediving Holiday - Christine WoburnChristine Woburn, Liveaboard Holiday 2019

It has been absolutely amazing! Taking my love of snorkelling to the next level and being able to actually swim underwater with the marine life has been really, really cool and the yoga nidra was so fantastic and relaxing. I have just had the best time!

4th – 11th April 2020

From £1,545 per person

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

Here’s what everyone is saying about our Liveaboard Holidays:

Recreational diving, diving along the wreck, freediving with the dolphins and seeing the turtle were the highlights of the holiday for me.

Red Sea Freediving Holiday - Victoria HattoVictoria Hatto, Liveaboard Holiday 2019

 I would absolutely recommend this holiday. It’s a great way to progress in just a few days and to just have fun. It’s beautiful weather, amazing locations and for me it has always been about safety and I just feel safe with Go Freediving all the time.

The dolphins were the highlight of the week for me. It was just awesome and I will remember it forever!

The highlight for me was when we did our freedives at Marsa Bareika and the water was like glass – it was just beautiful and just fabulous!

I would definitely recommend this holiday, it has been an amazing week! The whole general feel of it has been relaxed and is very balanced.  I want to come back next year!

Red Sea Freediving Holiday - Cassie FletcherCassie Fletcher , Liveaboard Holiday 2019

I have never been on a liveaboard before so I was really nervous not knowing what it would be like but I would 100% recommend it! It is really fun and the freediving is amazing!

The standard of training, safety and the good group of people are three benefits of doing this trip with Go Freediving. I would definitely recommend this holiday! The dolphins were amazing!

I recommend this holiday! Not only are you in great company with great, amazing instructors – you just feel safe and guided the whole time – but you also have access to some of the most amazing dive sites in the world so it is a very attractive holiday!

The people and the instructors are amazing! The food was outstanding. I would recommend this trip because it gives you everything you need – I will definitely come again!

Red Sea Freediving Holiday - Simon SquiresSimon Squires , Liveaboard Holiday 2019

I wanted to spend a week where I could do as much freediving as I wanted. I think the instructors did an amazing job. I thought was really brilliant!

I would recommend this holiday without hesitation. It is a total and utter escape and I feel so spoilt and well looked after – it is really going to be difficult to go back to daily life after being here!

The level of teaching and the safety is amazing and being able to swim with dolphins was on my bucket list so it is so cool that we have done that!

I would definitely recommend the holiday. The approach, even at the airport, was caring, and the teaching was patient with complete beginners. Freediving with the dolphins has to be a highlight for me!

Red Sea Freediving Holiday - Christine WoburnChristine Woburn, Liveaboard Holiday 2019

It has been absolutely amazing! Taking my love of snorkelling to the next level and being able to actually swim underwater with the marine life has been really, really cool and the yoga nidra was so fantastic and relaxing. I have just had the best time!

4 April 2020 | Fly from Gatwick to Hurghada, transfer to your boat for the week, the Whirlwind

4 April – 11 April 2020 | Onboard the Whirlwind

11 April 2019 | Fly from Hurghada to Gatwick

£1,545.00 per person (inc. taxes)

Flights from Gatwick are included.

Course supplements

  • RAID Freediver + £249 (£199 for club members)
  • RAID Advanced Freediver + £349 (£299 for club members)

Please note:

Your materials will be sent to you prior to the trip and you must complete the mini quizzes and exam before the trip starts

If you intend to complete the RAID Advanced Course, you must complete a pool session  in the UK and have a first aid and CPR qualification before you are eligible for your certification card to be issued to you. These elements can be completed after you attend the trip.

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All bookings are handled by Scuba Travel and protected by ATOL.

Before booking please make sure you read our  cancellation policy and medical statement

  • 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 on board the Whirlwind
  • Twice daily yoga/pranayama/yoga nidra classes
  • Talks and workshops (previous subjects have included freediving and dolphins, head massage for equalisation, reflexology for diving, yoga nidra, solving equalisation issues, optimising breathing for diving)
  • 3-4 daily dive sessions, confined water sessions, recreational and night diving on numerous beautiful sites around the Red Sea
  • All weight hire
  • Yoga equipment hire
  • Tuition, course materials, manuals and log book (where applicable)
  • Scuba diving (for those with a Scuba qualification)
  • Certification (where applicable)
  • Egyptian entry visa
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Equipment hire – If you wish to hire equipment we charge  £130  for mask, snorkel, weight belt, fins, fin socks and lanyard for the week and includes the transportation to and from the destination and insurance for the items during use. PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer wetsuits for hire during our liveaboard trips. These can be hired via Scuba Travel, but must be booked in advance to ensure your wetsuit is on board and ready for you when you arrive.
  • Lanyard
  • Onboard souvenirs
  • Crew tip (discretionary)
  • Wetsuit hire