Are you a new or inexperienced diver? Maybe this makes you unsure about booking a ‘liveaboard’, as many more experienced buddies might suggest that these trips are only for the experienced. Well think again as Tornado Marine Fleet Guides will give you all the support you need to have a fantastic holiday.
Cyclone: 18th Feb: Dive Guides Sameh & Tarek
All the crew have been very helpful friendly and quietly efficient. The dive guides have been excellent and particularly supportive to the less experienced members of my group (Bruce Coles)
Superb crew, extremely welcoming and on hand to help at all times. I've not had a bad meal onboard and the endless supply of tea, coffee and soft drinks is appreciated. The support of the dive team, especially to relatively new divers, is a great confidence boost. (Michael Berg)
Everyone on board has been great. The guides have been first class helping a liveaboard newbie enjoy all aspects of the trip. The briefings have been exceptionally thorough allowing you to relax on the dive as you know what to expect. The rest of the crew have been great from helping with kitting up to getting you back into the zodiacs! (Louise Kelly)
Best briefings in the Red Sea! Excellent guides, very friendly crew making you relax and enjoy the whole week. Very professional team from diving and boat perspective. Go dté sibh slán. (Alan O'Reilly).
Learning to fly on the Woodhouse Express was a highlight of the week (thanks, Tarek)!! Fast drift on the south side and over the saddle avoiding the washing machine between Woodhouse and Jackson. Great stuff! (Alan O'Reilly).
Chrisoula K – for me one of the highlights of the trip. The swim from the stern into the cargo hold and workshop was really good. I'm glad I took the guided option as I would never have found the highlights. (Michael Berg)
Dunraven a nice easy first penetration dive for less experienced people in my group followed by a nice drift along a good reef. Carnatic and Chrisoula K were good follow up dives for them to enjoy (Bruce Coles)
The crew did a great job picking the party up from Woodhouse in significant swells; impressive job! (Michael Berg)
Excellent response to technical difficulties at beginning of dive, which meant I could carry on what proved to be an excellent dive. There was an abundance of marine life (Jim Francis).
Loved both Jackson and Woodhouse Reefs – amazing drifts even with the high wind creating large swells.
Felt like I was flying through the Red Sea. Did my first ever night dive on Beacon Rock which was great – saw lots of lion fish! (Louise Kelly)
Thistlegorm; excellent briefing plus great "emergency" repairs to my dive computer that saved the dive for me. (Michael Berg)
Thistlegorm: one of the highlights of any diver's career, made easier by excellent guide and briefing. Strong current, but because of briefing it was expected. Hanging onto shot-line was a thrill in itself (Jim Francis).
Thistlegorm was an outstanding penetration dive out of the current followed by a good hang on the line in a fair current. Very well supported by the dive guide who made sure the less experienced members of my party were able to cope safely. Small Crack (or Craic?) was a good easy drift with plenty of life (Bruce Coles)
Really grateful to the guides on the Cyclone for taking us through all the holds on the Thistlegorm – will always remember it as its was my 50th dive. Perfect in every way! (Louise Kelly)
The guided tour inside the wreck is highly recommended. (Mike)
Compliments to all the staff on the Cyclone. All have gone out of their way to be extremely helpful and informative. They work well together and you can see there is a good atmosphere between them. The divers' briefings were extremely thorough and informative, making dive-planning a lot easier (Fiona MacKillop).