Emperor Asmaa, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“Teeth cleaning by cleaner wrasse Quite excellent food Excellent dive briefings by a cruise director with a sense of humor. Pr…”

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  • 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
  • All port, fuel, and park fees are included

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. 

Trips aboard Emperor liveaboards include all port and park fees, free Nitrox, and even complimentary wine, while you will never be charged extra for itinerary or fuel surcharges. What you see is what you pay.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Port Fees, 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), Airport Transfer (12-58 EUR per activity), Alcoholic Beverages (3.50 EUR), Nitrox Course (160 EUR), Private Dive Guide (599 EUR), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (69-250 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
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Peter G
  • United States United States
Emperor Fleet Gets High Praise. This boat to small.

Teeth cleaning by cleaner wrasse Quite excellent food Excellent dive briefings by a cruise director with a sense of humor. Prefer a larger boat with dedicated dry space for cameras, more exterior lounge space and dedicated smoking location..

Recommended for
Dive guides, food, willingness to adjust itinerary to suit guests
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Kambiz S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing crew with amazing dive sites

One of the very best run itineraries I've been on, the dive guides are wonderful, they are relaxed and provide some of the best briefings.

Recommended for
The dive guides, the itinerary, the sea life
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kerstin W
  • Germany Germany
Perfect diveguides with beautiful divespots and very helpfull crew


Recommended for
Turtle, divesites, dinner
  • 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
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Patrik H
  • Sweden Sweden
Emperor is fantastic!

St.Johns cave system and Paradise reef.

Recommended for
Crew, dive sites, guest mix.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maximilian L
  • Germany Germany
Perfect first liveaboard

We had an awesome experience on our first liveaboard with emperor. The guides and all the crew did a very good job. They were friendly and busy to make ups feel comfortable all the time, underwater and on the boat. The boat might be aged but you have everything you need. WiFi didn't work very well. The reefs we visited were nice and although they were crowded by a lot of boats our guides managed to Plan our dives so that were the only divers on each Spot.

Recommended for
The guides were excellent, food was outstanding, great reefs
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Petra V
  • Finland Finland
Very good liveaboard trip to see multiple wrecks in Egypt

Very nice wreck dives Excellent and detailed briefings to make divers comfortable about penetrating wrecks Good safety procedures (weather checks etc.) Dive guides very knowledgeable about the dive sites, fauna and history Friendly crew

Recommended for
Dive briefings and safety, dive guides, boat facilities
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Hubert V
  • France France
I enjoyed the diving cruise globaly

The coral and fish ( hammer sharks), the homogeneity and friendlyness of the divers, the proffessionality of the main dive master, the comfort of the boat and unfortunatly a authority issue with the second dive master. I just change to the main one and ignored him after. It was a bit too militar as experience but i can understand.

Recommended for
The dive site, the crew, the boat comfort
  • 7.6 Good
  • Thomas W
  • Germany Germany
Fun but chaotic

- The crew was very nice, the food good, and the dive sites were incredible. (Although we didn’t see many sharks or other large animals.) - I was originally booked on the “Red Sea Sharks (Marsa Ghalib)” itinerary, and was booked onto “ Simply the Best” without consultation. After complaining, I at least got refunded the price difference between the trips. - The trip was advertised as leaving from and returning to Port Ghalib, about 10 minutes’ drive from Marsa Alam Airport. Instead, it left and returned to Marsa Alam, which is not a port (no bars, restaurant, ATM, etc.) and a much longer drive (about 50 minutes). We (the guests) had to pressure the organizers to schedule the return transfer early enough to reach the airport at a comfortable time. - I arrived in the morning, and was told that I had to spend the day at a resort since the boat wasn’t read (for an additional charge). When we arrived at the boat, its was already quite late and other guest clearly had been on board for a long time. - The boat wasn’t well maintained. We lost the first day of diving due to issues with the compressors, and one of the zodiacs was leaking. - One of the guides was very unfriendly to me and other guests, which forced the other two guides to work around him. This caused disorganized dive briefings, unclear buddy teams, etc. and in effect meant that we were diving with two guides for 16 guests. Luckily, the group included several experienced divers, so this wasn’t an issue. - I was charged an additional 14% tax for the extras on board. This directly contradicts the price list I was given before the trip, which states that “a 10% sales tax charge has been applied to the above 'On-board' rates.”

Recommended for
We saw three hammerhard sharks
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kevin K
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Alone in the Red Sea.

Amazing reefs, ras Mohammed and Thistlegorm. Also the group was really cool and a lot of fun. The crew was very nice and helpful as well.

Recommended for
Only 11 guests. Only boat in the Red Sea. Amazing reefs.