Emperor Asmaa, Egypt



  • Deep South trips that give 21 dives in a week to get in on the shark action
  • Complimentary wine with dinner and free nitrox and WiFi
  • Experienced Emperor crew with high safety and service standards

The Emperor Asmaa was built by divers, for divers, and is a member of the Emperor Fleet of liveaboards. She emphasizes comfort and caters to 20 divers in 10 guest cabins. There are six lower-deck twin cabins and four upper-deck twin cabins, all with private ensuite bathrooms, individual air conditioning, storage space, and two towels per guest. Asmaa has a bright and modern indoor lounge and dining room where 3 buffet meals per day of local and international cuisine are served. There are also lounge spaces around the boat's outside with bean bags and loungers on the sun deck.

Week-long itineraries aboard the Emperor Asmaa depart from either Hurghada or Marsa Ghalib to explore all the best dive sites of the Red Sea, from the northern wrecks to the stunning deep south dive sites of St. Johns. Nitrox is included for those certified, and the large dive deck at the back of the boat allows plenty of room for gear storage and kitting up.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (7 EUR per day), Travel Insurance, Gratuities (75 EUR), Alcoholic Beverages (3.50 EUR), Nitrox Course (140-160 EUR), Private Dive Guide (500 EUR), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (140-250 EUR).

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Bar

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, and Italian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2003
  • Year renovated 2015
  • Length 30 meters
  • Beam 7 meters
  • Engines 2 x 440HP Mercedes
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 2 x Zodiac 25 HP
  • Water capacity 2 Aquaset x 5500 L / Day & storage
  • Freshwater maker 5500 L / Day & storage

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid

Emperor Asmaa Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 59 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Siegfried M
  • Austria Austria
terrible diesel exhaust fumes in cabin, i had to sleep in lounge and on deck

daederlus reef, nice fish, hammerhead shark

Recommended for
food, diving, good termperatures
  • 4.4 Review score
  • Cesar B
  • Brazil Brazil
I would not recommend Emperor again, since they sell packages they can't commit to it.

Sadly they sell this trip called "sharks" but even the guides said that the best time is more towards end of September to October. So in a week that we were supposed to see many sharks, we saw 3 in total. Very disappointing. One guide, Ahmed, was a really bad guid. Very unprofessional, didn't talk to me or my dive partner at all, and even left us swimming in a strong current and swam away, not even looking behind to see if we made it through. If he had any personal issues with us, he should at least have been professional and not risked our lives, as he did. The company changed the whole itinerary (including departure point) and didn't communicate anything to us. When we got there, we had other groups who booked trips with different goals, all together. I understand the Covid situation may have led to that, but as a customer I expect to be informed and asked if I agree with the changes in the service I paid for. I don't further recommend Emperor. There are other companies running this business in Egypt who are much more reliable and customer oriented.

Recommended for
Food was pretty good; Crew was 100% friendly and nice; The group we were in was nice
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jutta G
  • Austria Austria
interessante Tauchgänge auf einem sehr guten Boot

Kofferfisch, Schildkröte, Fuchshai und Hammerhai

Recommended for
Tauchgänge, Essen, Rücksichtnahme bei den Zodiacausfahrten
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Edward Z
  • Canada Canada
Great experience in the Red Sea, but need to come back in the summer!

One group saw a dugong and on one of the dives we were joined by bottlenose dolphins! We also had the opportunity to snorkel with spinner dolphins, which was an amazing experience.

Recommended for
Staff, food, diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ozgur T
  • Canada Canada

Relax and easy diving

Recommended for
Dive guide warm water many fish
  • 8.4 Very good
  • France H
  • Canada Canada
Amazing experience and a complete change in scenery.

Amazing coral, beautiful wrecks, seeing species I was not used to see since I had only been diving in the Caribbeans. The only thing is that I was cold all week, going in april is not the best time of the year. The recommendation was a 7mm wetsuit. Had I known there were such strong winds that made it impossible to lay in the sun to warm up between dives,I would have brought my drysuit. Other than that, the trip was great.

Recommended for
It was not expensive, I got to dive 4 times per day, the diving was excellent
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Valter S
  • Brazil Brazil
Great holiday, anwsome week!

Beautiful reefs Huge marine life's New friends

Recommended for
Frendly Crew, safety dives e wonderful food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Mark C
  • Australia Australia
Yes it was very enjoyable, the crew were all very professional and friendly.

Overall the trip really was well run and your agency also very helpful with any questions that I had prior to the trip.

Recommended for
The coral structures that we saw on our trip were monolithic almost prehistoric looking. I haven't seen anything like it in 15 years of diving. Quite unique and beautiful.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Carl C
  • Canada Canada
Très beau sites de plongée

Plongée avec requin et dauphins

Recommended for
L'équipe les récifs vie marine
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Daniel B
  • Canada Canada

Pas beaucoup de gros , school fish,shark et + , mais dauphins superbe !

Recommended for
crew ,food and dolphins.