Emperor Echo, Egypt



  • Completely refurbished in 2018
  • Free nitrox and complimentary glass of red wine with dinner
  • Itineraries explore all the best dive sites of the Red Sea

Emperor Echo of the Emperor Fleet was completely refurbished in 2018 and offers fantastic dive safaris in the Red Sea all year-round. She caters for up to 24 guests in 12 cabins, each complete with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes and 2 cabin towels and 1 deck towel per guest. Located on the lower deck are 6 twin and 2 double cabins, and on the upper deck are 4 twin cabins. Onboard social areas include 2 sun decks, an outdoor lounge area and bar and a tastefully decorated indoor salon and dining room. Delicious cuisine is served throughout the day to satisfy hungry divers and there will also be a complimentary glass of red wine with dinner.

Emperor Echo itineraries cover the best dive sites of the Red Sea, including Ras Mohammed, Thistlegorm wreck, Elphinstone Reef, St. Johns and Daedalus to name a few. Dive facilities onboard include a spacious dive deck, dedicated camera rinse areas and FREE nitrox for those certified. There are also 2 experienced dive guides on board as well as dive tenders to make the whole experience as smooth as possible.

Join the Emperor Echo liveaboard for a fantastic Red Sea dive safari. Call us or book online today to reserve your spot.

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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, Nitrox, Snorkel Gear, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

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

Optional Extras: Gratuities (75 EUR), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages (3.50 EUR), Nitrox Course (225-275 EUR), Private Dive Guide (500 EUR), Rental Gear (160 EUR), Scuba Diving Courses.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Full-board Option

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
  • 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.

Boat Specifications

  • Year renovated 2015
  • Length 31m
  • Beam 7.75m
  • Engines 2 x Turbo 750 HP Man
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 14
  • Freshwater maker 2 Aquaset x 5500 L / Day

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 Echo Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 49 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Christopher D
  • United States United States
Beautiful location, great wrecks, amazing DMs/Instructors, boat and crew was pretty average.

Joking around with the DMs/Instructors, playing with the curious oceanic white tip sharks, and the crazy coral formations.

Recommended for
The DMs/Instructors, the location, and the space to hang out on the boat.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gigi S
  • United States United States
Awesone trip

We were first time Red Sea divers, so were astounded with the coral and fish. Dive briefings were very thorough, safety was emphasized but we were allowed to do our own dive. The boat had recently been refitted, so was in good shape. Crew was friendly. Food was good. Sonia our divemaster was great. Overall it was good value for the money, we enjoyed the diving and the trip.

Recommended for
The three best things were: Dive master Sonia, the itenary, the price.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stephen L
  • United States United States
Diving Fanatic Satisfies Itch to Dive with Emperor

Aside from the really awesome dive sites, the staff, crew, and dive masters/instructors are what make this trip amazing. Heading towards the south and St. John in the Red Sea was a good choice as it offers a variety of different kinds of dive experiences for divers of all levels. This boat and it's crew are seasoned at working on liveaboards and their reputation of quality and service is warranted. I will certainly look for safaris with this group.

Recommended for
The boat crew, the food quality and variety, and the diving quality.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Clara W
  • United States United States
Wonderful, friendly crew

Lovely dive sites,

Recommended for
Food, very helpful crew, guest safety practices
  • 7.2 Good
  • Elias N
  • United States United States
Title of trip was misleading

The food, the dive spots werent very memorable, and did see anything I havent see previously in dives in the red sea

Recommended for
Multiple opportunities to dive, food, and different dive spots
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jason P
  • United States United States
The people made this a great experience

The big three destinations on the itinerary were great. Even thought we did not see as many sharks as we wanted, the dives were really fun and the dive guides were superior. The crew was very nice and helpful getting us in and out of the water. I felt really safe the whole time which is a big deal for me. They chose the best drop in sites, current locations, and depths. I would say the only issues was the boat itself needs a little upgrade in the rooms department, but the showers were hot and the space was good even in the little rooms. The common areas were nice and AC was a good which was nice because it was hot. The food was good and plentiful which was great after the dives. The schedule was always really good and they would get us in the water so we didn't have to compete with the other boats. I would definitely go again.

Recommended for
Dive Guides, Location, Schedule
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Maximilian S
  • United States United States
Modern boat, great crew

First a review of Echo boat. It's nice and modern, most cabins are at or above main deck, so you get better ventilation. A few cabins are very tight, but they have plenty of storage. The trip itself was good due to the highlights of encountering the sharks, but about 1/3 of the diving is mundane reefs on the way to/from the main attractions. Unfortunately, it seems like due to regulations, they can't spend more time the good dive sites, so you'll get to dive some filler boring reefs for 2.5 days.

Recommended for
Hammerhead sharks, whale shark, and a few mantas
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Scott V
  • United States United States
Worth the trip

dive sites and the swimming with the dolphins.

Recommended for
Crew, diving and the food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Taiwan Taiwan
very good


Recommended for
food,dive guide, money
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Simon M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great experience

Our Dolphin dive was for sure one of the best experiences I have ever made!

Recommended for
Crew, Food, Guests
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Peter V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Leopardshark, diving at Shiriniat and snorkling with the dolphins.

Recommended for
Leopardshark, Coral and food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tina H
  • Denmark Denmark
Fantastic trip with Emperor Echo

Fantastic diving with great encounters with many types of sharks and amazing coral formations. The dive guides and crew made the trip very special with their service and happy smiles. It is the second time with emperor In the Red Sea and I can only recommend it. Big thanks for an unforgettable trip.

Recommended for
Diving, crew, atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Niklas M
  • Sweden Sweden
Great wrecks!

Salem Express, 3 dives on SS Thistlegorm and the Giannis D were great.

Recommended for
Great wrecks, good briefings, friendly crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Bianca W
  • Finland Finland
Lovley crew and guides

Hammerhead on my birthday (thanks Hany) The attention I got on my birthday.

Recommended for
A good spirit whit crew and guest, safety on board, just "simply the best"
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jackie S
  • South Africa South Africa
A wonderful experience from start to end!

Rad Mohammed and Thistlegorm

Recommended for
Service, Food and facilities
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Bruno P
  • Portugal Portugal
Could be better

It could be better because: We had a major problem with one of the 2 engines on the 1st day. It had to be repaired onboard having a piston replaced. That delayed our trip. On the 5th day we had a major water leak on the hull having the lower cabins flooded. The crew were able to manage the problems and there was no panic onboard. Nevertheless we had to sleep the last night in a hotel. This is probably a result of no preventive maintenance that i suppose is common to many diving companies. We were just not lucky to have it all in one week.

Recommended for
The diving. The food. The other divers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Götz Ulrich L
  • Germany Germany

We saw a great variety of marine life - even several sorts of sharks although it was not quite their season.

Recommended for
Very nice and generous guides, tasty food, attention of the crew to every detail
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Joey F
  • Iceland Iceland
Amazing dives during rough weather

Sharks, rays of all kinds, mind blowing coral formations on fury shoal dives

Recommended for
Marine life, coral formations, excellent diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Elena J
  • Germany Germany
Good value for money

Hammerheads, schooling barracudas and manta ray in Daedalus, the diversity of dive sites in this specific itinerary - big stuff paired with stunning reefs, some of the best in the Red Sea.

Recommended for
The crew, the diving, the food!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Heiko F
  • Germany Germany
misleading tour name

met lovely people and had a good time on board

Recommended for
friendly staff, good service, good food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Yan Martin V
  • Denmark Denmark
Great experience, but the rooms was a little worn down

It was fantastic to dive with dolphins. The crew made the entire liveaboard experience very nice, because they made every thing run smooth and easy. Good food all week long.

Recommended for
Great diving, frindly crew and quides, and very nice food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jonathan M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great trip, stunning dive sites, excellent crew and guides.

St Johns, Abu Dabab and a thoroughly excellent cake.

Recommended for
Diving, diving, diving.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Piotr M
  • Poland Poland
Good basis for further improvements

No covid procedures in place / not followed, dangerous diving procedures suggested to guests / no consideration for safety, fairly chilled out atmosphere during the whole trip

Recommended for
Time of year, weather, local crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Markus K
  • Germany Germany

Supertolle Safari mit netter Crew und netten Gästen. Highlight waren die Hammerhaie an Daedalus. Wie bei Empereor alles prima gelaufen. Immer wieder!!!

Recommended for
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Britta J
  • Germany Germany
It was a great trip!

Great Crew, good guides and a lot of dolphins and turtles. Unfortunately no sharks. The food Was great

Recommended for
Dolphins, Turtels and the good food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Margaret V
  • Canada Canada
Review is Emporer Asmaa not Echo

The crew from Dive boat briefs to help getting in and out was by far the most impressive highlight for me. Food well done and presented I would have appreciated a gluten free cookie now and then but fruit was plenty.

Recommended for
The Crew the dicve sittes and of course company of divers international flavour.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tomas T
  • Sweden Sweden
An amazing trip with great organization!

The whole package was great, even when dive sites were way overcrowded the crew managed to find good alternatives.

Recommended for
Good people, good food, good diving
  • 7.2 Good
  • mic D
  • Netherlands Netherlands
(not so many) red sea sharks

red sea sharks, longo manus, treasure shark, hammers

Recommended for
red sea sharks
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Grant M
  • Ireland Ireland
Amazing Dives, Guides & Value

Abu Galawa Hard Coral Garden was simply breathtakingly spectacular! Snorkeling with Dolphins, Diving with Turtles and sooooo many coloured fish. An amazing once in a lifetime experience.

Recommended for
Price, Dive Sites & Food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Germany Germany
Red see at its best

St. John’s is an all time favorite, fury shoal and dolphins several times

Recommended for
Amazing emperor team, great dives, excellent hospitality
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Hugo L
  • Canada Canada
Very nice

Diving with dolphins

Recommended for
Dive , sleep and eat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Markus B
  • Germany Germany
Great Trip

The dolphins and sharks

Recommended for
Food, Crew and Reefs
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ota Y
  • Japan Japan
Fantastic Red Sea Trip!

It was really good unforgettable diving trip for me. I do appreciate for all Emperor staff support not only for diving but life on the board too. Cabin is very clean and comfortable. Food is always nice. We could see dolphins from boat and snorkeling. Many amazing and interesting experiences were happened in our diving. Rental equipments are well maintained. Thank you again and see you next time!

Recommended for
Good meals, kindly staffs and amazing diving experience
Origin: US