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The MY Mistral is a 34 metre, steel hulled vessel.  She has state of the art design with our divers comfort and enjoyment in mind. The accommodation is 12 ensuite cabins comprising of four double and 6 twin. Each cabin has individually controlled air conditioning, safety deposit box and bedside controlled lighting and music. On the main deck is where the restaurant and saloon are situated.  Designed with modern bright décor it provided a welcoming ambiance to enjoy your meals.  The saloon has a flat screen TV and DVD. The dive deck has a designated camera room for underwater photography lovers and also provides availability of mixed gases making her fully tech friendly.






MY Mistral deck plan showing upper deck, lower deck, main deck and sun deck


Length – 34 metres

Beam –8.2  metres

Hull – Steel

Capacity – 24


Maximum Speed – 13 knots

Propulsion – 2 x 1150HP Caterpillar

Generators – 2 x 85KW CAT

Fuel capacity – 25 tons

Compressors 2  x Sauer

Desalination – 24 hour desalination plant

Nitrox Membrane


Life Rafts  2 x 25 person

Zodiacs – 2x 5.8 metre

VHF Radio



Life Jackets

Smoke Detectors and Alarms

Fire Extinguishers

First Aid Kit

Oxygen unit –1 plus J bottles



Mistral has four spacious double cabins located on the upper deck, and eight twin cabins on the lower deck.   Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom, individual controlled A/C, safety deposit box, and bedside controlled music and lighting.  The upper cabins have one large double bed, and the lower cabins have a large double lower bunk, and a single upper bunk bed.   All cabins have ample storage space and vanity unit space.


Saloon & Dining Room:

The restaurant and saloon are situated on the main deck.  With bright modern décor in blues and orange hues, the restaurant provides a warm welcoming ambiance to enjoy your meals together.  The saloon is situated on the same deck and has been designed as a comfortable cozy area, where you can relax and enjoy a film on the flat screen TV, equipped with DVD.  The saloon/restaurant has A/C, two flat screens, and a CD audio system.


Sun Decks:

Mistral boasts a large upper sundeck, with comfortable shaded booth seating and sun loungers.  The teak decks and tables combined with the white upholstery give the spacious deck a luxurious look.

Jacuzzi deck:

The Jacuzzi deck is equipped with a 6 person heated jet bath, bar area with lounge tables and comfortable wicker seating.   This is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whilst swapping your dive stories with your buddies.


Dive deck:

The spacious dive deck features individual dive stations with seating and dive kit storage.  All tanks are filled in situ, with the availability of mixed gases.  There is a large open cupboard with individual cupboard holes for each guest to store personal items.   The large transom has two open rung ladders, fresh water tanks and rinse showers.  Divers are ferried by two 5.8 zodiacs.   The boat also features a dedicated photography room accessed directly from the dive deck, making Mistral the idea charter for underwater photographers.





This is a new itinerary, especially designed for wreck fanatics who have already joined us many times before on previous trip, and want something new. Departing from Sharm el-Sheikh, you will visit the best wreck in the Northern Red Sea, from the Rosalie Moller at Gubal, until the Salem Express at Safaga. Minimum requirements: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.


  • Abu Nuhas
  • Hurghada Area
  • Safaga Area
  • Gubal
  • Shag Rock
  • Sha’ab Ali
  • Sha’ab Mahmoud
  • Ras Mohammed


This is a popular week and is perfect for divers of all abilities, although we recommend a minimum number of 25 logged dives. Departing from Sharm el Sheikh, you will visit the best sites in the Northern Red Sea.


  • Sharm Area
  • Abu Nuhas
  • Gubal Island
  • Shag Rock
  • Sha’ab Ali
  • Sha’ab Mahmoud
  • Ras Mohammed Area
  • Straits of Tiran


Departing form Sharm el Sheikh you will visit some of the best wrecks the Northern Red Sea has to offer including a night dive on the Thistlegorm.

Minimum requirements: PADI Advanced open water diver or equivalent


  • Abu Nuhas
  • Gubal
  • Shag Rock
  • Sha’ab Ali
  • Sha’ab Mahmoud
  • Ras Mohammed


If you want to dive something completely different then this may be the trip for you. Departing from Sharm el Sheikh you will visit a wide range or wrecks, many in shallow water (7m) giving a longer bottom time to explore!


  • Ras Dib and Ras Shukier
  • Ras Gharib Wrecks
  • Gubal
  • Shag Rock
  • Sha’ab Ali
  • Sha’ab Mahmoud
  • Ras Mohamed


If you want to dive something completely different then this may be the trip for you. Departing from Sharm el Sheikh you will visit a wide range or wrecks, many in shallow water (7m) giving a longer bottom time to explore!


  • Ras Dib and Ras Shukier
  • Ras Gharib Wrecks
  • Gubal
  • Shag Rock
  • Sha’ab Ali
  • Sha’ab Mahmoud
  • Ras Mohamed


Mini safaris are becoming very popular and this is the perfect way to spend 3 days at sea. Departing from Sharm el Sheikh onboard M/Y Tempest and visiting some of the best wrecks and reefs of the Northern Red Sea. Perhaps spend the remainder of your holiday relaxing on the beach or visiting some of the historical sites on day trips from the resort.


  • Sha’ab Mahmoud
  • Abu Nuhas
  • Gubal Islands
  • Sha’ab Ali
  • Ras Mohamed


Simply the Best itinerary will typically start at Umm el Rus and Elphinstone. The offshore islands that are visited are hours apart so the majority of traveling is done by night meaning you wake up at a new destination ready to start your day.

Minimum requirements: PADI advanced open water diver or equivalent plus 50 logged dives


  • Brother Islands
  • Daedelus Reef
  • Elphinstone


Your starting point will typically be Umm el Rus and Elphinstone Reef. Journeying through the night will bring you to Daedalus Reef. Further traveling through the night will see you arrive at Rocky Island and Zabargad and on to St Johns and Fury Shoal. Although night diving is not permitted on the offshore islands with extended dive times won't you miss out!

Minimum requirements: PADI advanced open water diver or equivalent plus 50 logged dives


Daedelus Reef



St Johns

Fury Shoal



Although not in as plentiful supply as in the north, the southern Red Sea does boast some wrecks that are certainly worthy of their very own itinerary. Some of the wrecks are in deep water and are proving very popular with trimix divers.

Minimum requirements: PADI advanced open water diver or equivalent plus 50 logged dives


Marsa Shouna


Zabargad Island

Rocky Island

Mikauwa Island

Sataya El Bar

Abu Galawa Area




Full board accommodation onboard TMF vessel including mineral water and soft drinks.

3 to 4 dives per day depending on weather conditions, local laws, travel times, and diver experience.

1 x 12lt tank, weights, weight belt, and air fills.

2 dives guides on all boats with the exception of Tempest with 1 dive guide.



Airfares, transfers, and hotel accommodation.

Visas, Marine park fees and port entrance.

alcoholic drinks and tonic water.

Nitrox, Helium, other gas blends and equipment hire.



04.04.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
11.04.2015 Get Wrecked €1026 €18,475 €6
18.04.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
25.04.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
02.05.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
09.11.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
16.05.2015 Get Wrecked €1026 €18,475 €6
23.05.2015 Totally Wrecked €1096 €19,725 €6
30.05.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
06.06.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
13.06.2015 Totally Wrecked €1096 €19,725 €6
20.06.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
27.06.2015 Wrecks and Reefs v1026 €18,475 €6
04.07.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
11.07.2015 Totally Wrecked €1096 €19,725 €6
18.07.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
25.07.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
01.08.2015 Get Wrecked €1026 €18,475 €6
08.08.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
15.08.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
22.08.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
29.08.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
05.09.2015 Get Wrecked €1026 €18,475 €6
12.09.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
19.09.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
26.09.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
03.10.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
10.10.2015 Get Wrecked €1026 €18,475 €6
17.10.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
24.10.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
31.10.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
07.11.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
14.11.2015 Get Wrecked €1026 €18,475 €6
21.11.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 €6
26.12.2015 Wrecks and Reefs €1026 €18,475 v6

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.




Departing from Sharm el Sheikh International Port the northern itineraries can venture as far south as the Brother Islands.  The Sinai peninsula is a mountainous region which often seems mirrored underwater with monumental drop off's, dramatic vertical walls and canyons.  The waters of the Sinai are on a major shipping route making them the gateway between Europe and Africa.  These waters are now home to numerous wrecks making dives interesting for both the history and marine diversity.  The northern Red Sea boasts some of the most impressive wrecks in the world including the Rosalie Moller and the SS Thistlegorm.  In addition to it's wrecks the northern Red Sea has some world renowned reef dives.


Ras Mohammed National Park

Ras Mohammed peninsula separates the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba. Currents flow out of both gulfs and bathe Ras Mohammed in rich nutrients, ensuring both plentiful and varied marine life. Shark Reef and Yolanda wreck is the most impressive dive in the national park. With a vertical wall descending to in excess of 800m, strong currents and huge schools of fish, Shark reef is a truly breath taking and exciting dive.  Although the wreck of the Yolanda is too deep for recreational divers, her cargo of ideal standard toilets, baths and a BMW car are easily accessible.  In the summer months vast numbers of snapper, barracuda and bat fish school in the blue water in front of Shark reef with oceanic black tip sharks moving majestically between.


The Straits of Tiran

The straits are formed by the island of Tiran to the east and the Sinai coastline to the west.  The meeting of deep waters, continental plate, and narrow passage creates a bottleneck through which a strong dense flow of plankton is funneled to the coral reefs.  A food chain is set in motion which links the plankton, coral organisms and reef fish to the larger fish - the sharks!  At certain times of the year, weather and sea conditions permitting, a dive may be done in the deep blue water to search for a school of hammerheads.

The four main dive sites in Tiran are Gordon, Thomas, Woodhouse and Jackson which are named after the English Cartographers who drew the first nautical maps of the region.  In addition to the diversity of marine life Tiran offers some amazing topography including the famous canyons at Thomas Reef and Woodhouse Reef.


The Brothers

The two tiny islands known as The Brothers lie approximately 67 kilometers east of Quesir seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Big Brother is 400 meters long and easily dwarfs Little Brother which is situated half a mile away. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the shark action here and forget to enjoy the island's amazing walls, which are covered in gigantic soft corals. There are two wrecks at Big Brother while shark sightings are guaranteed on Little Brother. Here greys, white tips, silver tips, hammerheads and threshers are all present when conditions are right and oceanic white tips are often seen circling the boat at night.


Big Brother is easily recognized by its lighthouse which was built by the British in 1880. It stands 31 meters high and is the only landmark on the barren rectangle-shaped island. The bleak appearance of the island itself is a stark contrast to the beauty underneath the water.

A fringing reef drops off on all sides with the exception of the North East side of the island. The sheer walls are covered in soft and hard corals along with huge sea fans. Among the many fish, millions of orange anthias dominate the surrounding scenes as they dash and dance in and out of the corals. There is a cave full of thousands of glassfish which is well worth exploring.


The Numidia lays on the north side of Big Brother. The wreck is covered in vividly coloured soft corals and is well preserved and in one piece apart from the top and mid sections. Halfway down the wreck at 40 meters the views are breathtaking looking upwards.

The Aida , an Egyptian troop carrier, sunk in 1957 in the process of securing its mooring. Its remains now lie scattered in a few meters of water where you can also find the engine. However, the main section which is still pretty much intact, rests between 30 – 60 meters.

Little Brother is a tiny round island and is ranked by many as one of the world's best dive sites.  There are large plateaus on the north and south ends of the Island making the scenery very spread out.  The walls are simply breath taking with soft corals, sea fans and fish everywhere!  Fish usually range from millions of orange anithias to snappers, tuna barracuda and trigger fish.  Whale sharks and manta rays can also be seen at certain times of the year.



This small, isolated Reef also known as Abu el-Kizan lies 96 kilometers off the coast of Marsa Alam, nearly halfway to Saudi Arabia. Daedelus Reef is almost round and reaches approximately 500 meters at the widest point. Another lighthouse built by the British in the 19th century stands in the middle of the island and is the only reference point for miles. Astonishingly, the lighthouse is still run by a small group of 4 who receive their supplies by boat once a month. Dived less often and more unspoiled, this place is our pick of all the Southern sites.

Its spectacular sheer walls are equally as good as the Brothers Islands, carpeted in soft corals, hard corals and enormous sea fans. The vertical walls drop away quite steeply on all sides with the exception of the South where we find a beautiful plateau instead which is between 30 and 40 meters. The East wall is exceptionally sheer with spectacular caves and overhangs where large groupers are frequently encountered. There are more exquisite corals to be found on the West wall including some predominant hard coral formations.

Expect to see barracuda, jacks, tuna, rainbow runners, grey reef sharks and hammerheads. Threshers and dolphins can also be seen on occasions as can mantas and whale sharks. A large field of beautiful anemones and clown fish easily ranks with Anemone City at Ras Mohamed. Turtles are sometimes seen and you can bump into the occasional grey reef sharks and resident thresher sharks. Some of the hard coral is awesome and the underwater scenery is just as spectacular as Little Brother.



Elphinstone is one of the most frequented dive sites in the Southern Red Sea. It's a long, narrow reef reaching approximately 300 meters in length. Elphinstone is located 12 kilometers out from Marsa Abu Dabab. Strong currents will take you on one of the most adrenaline charged drifts of your life along amazing sheer walls covered in soft corals and teaming with fish. This spectacular reef has walls that plunge down to 70 meters or more.

The place to get the real buzz is on the North plateau. You'll need motorized fins to reach it, but when you do you will find yourself surrounded by white tips, grey reefs or even hammerheads. On the south plateau there is a deep archway at 55m where thresher sharks can often be seen. Here lies a large coral encrusted rock which was once thought to be a sarcophagus.


Rocky Island

Rocky Island lies just a few kilometers north of Sudan and offer very different diving.

Described as the most adrenaline pumping dive site in the Red Sea, the reef at Rocky Island is shaped almost like a kidney bean and is where many strange and familiar reef fish hang out.

The sheer walls, enclosed in soft corals, sponges, and sea fans, drop sharply from just a few meters below the surface and continue down to the first plateau at 25 meters, then again to 50 meters and more. Tall dangling sea whips sprout from deeper water, while several great caves and overhangs offer a great place to watch the sharks go by. There is a great deal of shark and pelagic action especially at the southeast corner of the island. The strong currents make for an exciting dive.


Zabargad Island

This peaceful marine park island is located just 5 1/2 kilometers from Rock Island and 46 kilometers southeast of Ras Banas. Zabargad is the largest island for miles around covering a triangle of 5 square kilometers. The ancient Pharaohs, Romans and recently, the Egyptians all mined 'olivine' (a green mineral) here on this island. Zabargad has good shelter and its beaches attract nesting turtles which are best seen in the month of August.

It is recognized by many to be the most beautiful island for diving with its extensive diversity of fish life ranging from tiny anthias to huge groupers. Morays, turtles and octopus are also seen here as well as numerous other underwater life. Zabargad boasts a fantastic turquoise lagoon and shallow coral reefs showing off dramatic colours at depths of 18-25 meters so the site is often used for night dives. Plenty of invertebrates, such as cuttlefish, squid, and octopus are most active at night when the site takes on an entirely different character.

Stretching out from the southern shore of Zabargad Island is a sandy slope totally covered with an astonishing concentration of coral pinnacles. Each 'fairytale castle' pinnacle creates a home for miniature reef fish which appear like big fluffy clouds around the intensely coloured coral. Larger reef fish can be seen cruising through the pinnacles. The sand between the pinnacles supports blue spotted and black spotted stingrays as well as crocodile fish. The pinnacles themselves consist of a wide variety of stony corals. Many of the pinnacles are intricately sculpted. The result is a variation of silhouettes with overhangs, grottos and crevices to explore. Hammerheads and manta rays can sometimes be encountered cruising up and down. There are several wrecks round the mysterious island and most have yet to be identified.


St Johns Reef

This massive reef system is located furthest south (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border) and is the most remote. St. Johns stretches 13 miles wide and 8 miles long. Its reefs rise up from a gigantic underwater plateau hidden in the inky blue water. There are dozens of excellent dives, some on tiny circular reefs which come to just below the surface such as Four Meter Reef which looks like a quick swim, but once under the water it grows wider and wider.

Huge schools of fish congregate around spectacular vertical underwater gardens full of soft corals. Fusiliers, regal angel fish, black banner fish, groupers, surgeon fish and unicorn fish often swarm together in one big feeding frenzy! Turtles are common as are Napoleons and grey reef sharks. Hammerheads and other shark species are possible.


Fury Shoal

Fury Shoal consists of a large system of reefs growing up from a shallow plateau. Exploring the caves in the shallow waters is enticing. The main reef plunges down to 14 meters where it meets a sandy plateau sloping very slowly down to 25 meters.