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 has an emphasis on 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 located around the outside of the boat 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, 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.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance (7 EUR per day), Travel Insurance, Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities (75 EUR), Airport Transfer (35-46 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
  • 58 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Joar M
  • Sweden Sweden
Had a very nice week on Emperor Aasma with many great dives!

The highlights were the oceanic whitetip at Elphinstone and the many beautiful caves at St. Johns and Fury shoal!

Recommended for
Best food I've had on a liveaboard! Had my first shark encounter at Elphinstone where we met an Oceanic whitetip. We got the chance to decide on our own how we wanted to do the dives and didn't always have to followed the guides.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Marc F
  • France France
Very enjoyed to have dove in these main and savage diving sites

Dive eat sleep Dive Repeat !

Recommended for
Deep dives / Hammerhead Sharks / Océanic and Treasure Sharks /
  • 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.

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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.
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Mohammed A
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia


Recommended for
Crew, dive sites and divers
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lars H
  • Germany Germany
Good liveaboard with

Unfortunately the liveaboard was in the south of the red sea in late summer so only small(er) fishes were around regularly but typically a lot of them. And mainly hard corrals which look nice but it gets a bit bland after a while. However, dove with curious sharks which was cool and snorkeld with dolphins which was amazing. The beds were reasonably comfortable, the bathrooms reasonably sized and the AC working without problems. Change of linen was after 4 days and you get enough towels (and probably could have asked for more). Boat was only booked to 75% so I got a shared cabin of my own which is always nice. All in all a good liveaboard but the sealife is a bit dull (which is more my fault as I didn't inform myself properly). However, would definitely recommend, relaxed guides and relaxed crew.

Recommended for
Twin cabin on my own, good rental gear, nice people on the boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sławomir W
  • Poland Poland
Very friendly staff.


Recommended for
Friendly staff, great dive guides, nice people
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Eleonora K
  • Sweden Sweden
Bautiful colourful dive experiences in safety thinking, well organised and so friendle service minded kontext.

The simply beautiful "everyday diving" in Red Sea, snorkelling and diving with dolphins, all the superb food during the whole trip, kindness care and fun with staff and guests on the boat.

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Awesome diving, high quality on equipment and safety thinking, warmhearted and very service minded staff. l
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jens Dirk L
  • Iceland Iceland
Fantastic trip, highly recommendable


Recommended for
The quality of the food, the professionality of the guides, the service minded attitude of the staff
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Kheng Chye L
  • United States United States
Its ok.

Overall is ok, nothing jump out for the overall trip. One complain I have is the information provided is never clear. Feel like the agent does not really connect with the board. For instance, I have to emphasized couple times to the board about the meal preference even though I have request the information to be sent to the board. Also, the return trip arrangement. Basically, any information provided in the email to the board via the agent is not passed down to the manager on board. I have to arrange and work with the on board manager directly. And one more frustration, the aboard crew is try to "steal" money from the client by forcing us to buy tools which were not told as required. For example, the SMB. For the entire trip, we did not even need to use the SMB. Nothing mentioned in the email that this is REQUIRED. So, I did not bring mind, when on board, I was forced to either rent or buy one. Though, the only time we use this is on the check dive, just to test and show we know how to use it. And even more ironic, even if this is required, me and my friend are in a buddy team, which mean we only need one SMB, but the person on board told us we need to each get one. But later on when in water, everyone was told when one person in the group releases the SMB, the rest of the group does not need to use the SMB at all. And even more ironic, the entire trip setup is in an environment without current with the board anchor to the reef, not seeing any need for the SMB at all.

Recommended for
swim with dolphin, seeing shark.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The best way to dive the Red Sea

An amazing experience. The crew went above and beyond the call of duty to make us all comfortable and provided every service with a smile. The diving itself was great and both guides were well trained and well informed. I was comfortable for the duration of my stay and would definitely do it all again. Thank you for an amazing holiday.

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Crew, Food and Comfort