M/Y Whirlwind

The Award winning wooden hulled M/Y Whirlwind, was built in Rasheed close to Alexandria.  In May 2006 she sailed her maiden voyage journeying to Sharm el Sheikh and taking her place amongst the elite of the liveaboard vessels in the Red Sea.

At 36m with a 8m beam Whirlwind easily accommodates 20 guests.  There are 10 twin en-suite cabins.  All cabins have plenty of storage and safety deposit boxes.  Each is equipped with separate controls for A/C that are easily reached from the beds.  Above all cabins are designed for luxury and comfort.

The dive deck is spacious and well thought.  This makes set up for rebreather, twinset and photographers stress free and easy.  To make sure fills are accurate and fast a haskel pump is available for trimix and high O2 blends.  At the back of the deck fresh water tanks for cameras and fresh water showers can be found.

The restaurant located on the main deck and serves 3 meals per day buffet style.  The tables  are perfect for socialbility and therefore create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Moving up the stairs you will find the salon which has a large screen for briefings and showing footage and images from the days dives.  This is a perfect place to relax with movie or swap stories with fellow divers on an evening.

Stepping through the door to the outside upper deck you get a real sense of the luxury with teak decking throughout. Moving to the front of the boat an oval area located past the bridge is perfect for sunbathing and scanning the  horizon.

Climbing to the top deck you find both shaded and sun areas along with cushioned seating and jacuzzi.

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Award Winning Vessel

Technical Specifications


Boat Information

Built 2006 in Egypt

Wooden Hull

36m in Length & 8m Beam

10 Twin En-suite Cabins

Accommodates 20 Guests

Heated Jacuzzi

Plasma Screen, DVD & Surround Sound


Diving Features

2 x K14 plus Compressors

Membrane System (450 lt / min)

Haskel Pump

2 x 5.5 m Zodiacs

Large dive deck for Twin Sets & Rebreathers

Tanks filled in situ


Technical Details

2 x 700 HP Cummings Engines

Max Speed 12 knots

2 x 80 kw Onan Generators

2 x Aqua Set Dessalination 8 tons

GPS Plotter, Radar 36 miles, Echo Sounder, SSB, Sat Phone and EPIRB

VHF Radio and MFHF SDC



2 x 25 Man Life Rafts

Life Jackets

Full Fire Fighting and Alarm System

Smoke Alarms and Extinguishers in cabins and at strategic points

DAN O2 Kit, Sano Sub Unit, O2 J tanks

Fully stocked First Aid Kit

Why choose Whirlwind


Tech Friendly

Large well thought out dive deck easily accommodating rebreathers, twinsets and extra stages.

Group Favourite

Twin cabins make her a perfect choice for groups allowing guests to share rooms easily

Private Guide Option

Travelling alone and want a guaranteed perfect buddy? An additional guide cabin allows you to book a private guide.
Superb week of diving.  Loads of room for my twins.
Lee Evans


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