Emperor Elite, Egypt



  • Winner of Best Liveaboard 2020, voted by DIVE magazine
  • Choice of contemporary standard cabins and 2 suites
  • Free Nitrox, Free Wi-Fi, and Free red wine with dinner

M/Y Emperor Elite, Egypt is a 38m custom-built liveaboard offering year-round diving to some of the best sites in the Red Sea. She can accommodate up to 26 guests with a crew of 10 on hand to ensure their satisfaction. With an emphasis on comfort, Emperor Elite has 13 cabins equipped with individual air conditioning and en suite bathrooms. 8 standard cabins are located on the lower deck, 3 premium twin cabins on various decks, then 1 Premium Executive suite and 1 double Junior suite located on the upper deck. Emperor Elite features two air-conditioned salons with a bar and TV/Video/DVD/CD, and a large shaded sundeck for relaxing. Emperor Elite is part of the Emperor Fleet who operate dive liveaboards in Egypt, Maldives, and Indonesia.

Your diving holiday aboard Emperor Elite Egypt includes a shared cabin, 7 nights onboard, buffet-style meals, soft drinks, red wine with dinner, 6 days of diving, local transfers, guide, tanks, weights, environmental tax, Marine Park fees, port departure fees, and free Nitrox fills. Two dive guides are available to assist divers with a minimum of 2 dives per day on the Red Sea. MY Emperor Elite sails year-round from Hurghada and Marsa Ghalib Port and offers numerous itineraries, including Simply the Best, South and St John’s, Reefs and Wrecks, and Red Sea sharks.

An Emperor Elite Egypt liveaboard diving holiday is a fantastic adventure. Book today.

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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 (40 EUR), Alcoholic Beverages (3.50 EUR), Nitrox Course (225-275 EUR), Private Dive Guide (500 EUR), Rental Gear (194 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
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day

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.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2006
  • Year renovated 2015
  • Length 38 meters
  • Beam 8 meters
  • Engines 2 x 764HP Caterpiller
  • Max guests 26
  • Number of cabins 14
  • Number of bathrooms 14
  • Tenders 2 x Zodiacs
  • Water capacity 11000 L / Day & storage
  • Freshwater maker 2 x 11'000 liters per 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
  • Emergency flares

Emperor Elite Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 99 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jean alexandre V
  • Canada Canada
Semaine incroyable

Shipwreck, and some nice divespot and all night dive awesome

Recommended for
Lovely staff, good equipment, good food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Inge S
  • Belgium Belgium
The numerous highlights on this trip make it impossible to pick a favorite dive site...

The reefs on this trip are truly wonderful. As amazing as the reefs in the north of Egypt already are, they are easily surpassed by the stunning size and beauty of the reefs on this trip

Recommended for
Dive sites, dive guides, friendly crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Paul A
  • Canada Canada
Great dives and friendly staff

The Thistlegorm and Ras Mohamed we’re my favourite sites.

Recommended for
dive sites, food, staff
  • 7.6 Good
  • Brazil Brazil
Paraíso submerso

Mergulhar ao lado de um cardume de tubarões martelos e ser rodeado por eles por 25min

Recommended for
Os pontos de mergulho, os quartos e a integração com várias pessoas do mundo
  • 3.6 Review score
  • Leandro S
  • Brazil Brazil
Worst ever experience on a liveaboard

This has been the worst liveaboard experience we have ever had: terrible food, disgusting and stained bed sheets/duvet, small and cramped (+not fully equipped) diving area; boat is old and uncomfortable, desperately in need of renovation. The highlight (in a bad way) was the boat director asking people not to serve food twice because the amount was limited and there wasn't enough for everyone, which tells it all - terrible service and management. This is not the Emperor standard you find in the Maldives, and also not the standard you can easily find in other boats across the Red Sea. Never again.

Recommended for
Diving with hammerheads.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kurt S
  • Austria Austria
Wahrhaft ein dive - eat - repeat Trip

Ich war das zweite Mal auf dieser St. Johns South Tour. Die Highlights für mich: Die Höhlen bzw. „Swimthroughs“ von manchen Spots sind ein Erlebnis, z.B. hat Abu Dabab I bis VI viel mehr zu bieten, als beim ersten Trip zu erahnen war. Die „Einsamkeit“ an den südlichen Riffs wo nur wir lagen - mit Ausnahme von Elphinstone: 70 Taucher gleichzeitig im Wasser, Whirlpool Luftblasen und „Gegenwind“ wohin wir uns auch gewendet haben.

Recommended for
Sha‘ab Claudio, Abu Dabab, neugierige Babyhaie
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Markus J
  • Austria Austria
Mega Erfahrung

War eine super Erfahrung mit Emperor. Super gute Guides die einem auch neue Tricks beibringen. Essen war immer sehr gut und mehr als genug. Die Tauchplätze sind der hammer und die Crew hat es immer geschafft das wir die ersten waren. Konnten die Massen an Tauchern so sehr gut umgehen. Das einzige Manko. Wenn man Internetzugang will dann am besten am Flughafen eine Sim kaufen. Internet am Boot hat leider nicht funktioniert. Ansonsten war alles Top. Habe 2 Tage vor Reiseantritt gebucht. Werde wieder mit Emperor in See stechen.

Recommended for
Tauchplätze, Essen, Gesellschaft
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ben D
  • Belgium Belgium

Alles was heel duidelijk en achteraf waren er geen verassingen met betalingen. Briefings werden telkens goed uitgelegd en de duikgidsen wisten perfect wat ze deden. Crew op de boot was super vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Stonden telkens voor ons klaar. De trip die we gedaan hebben ‘Red Sea Sharks’ was dik in orde. Heel veel nieuwe dingen gezien en natuurlijk kwamen we vooral voor de sharks waar we er toch een heel pak verschillende soorten van hebben kunnen zien. Kortom super ervaring en boot om een liveaboard mee te doen!

Recommended for
Duidelijkheid, vriendelijkheid en sharks
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Siegfried M
  • Austria Austria
super tour mit tollen wracks, perfekter Küche und eingespielter Crew

In Kabine ankommen, auspacken, zuhausefühlen. Eingespielte Crew, tolle Lichtstimmungen am Schiff, Super Tauchplätze, gute Vorbereitung der TG, hohe Sicherheit (Brandschutz,...) , Rückholungen mit Zodiak, besonnener und erfahrener Kapitän, flexibel auf Wünsche eingegangene Crew. tolle Kulinarik für Silvesterfeier, super geeignete Plätze für Übernachtungen am Meer (hinter Riffen,...) . abgestimmtes Equipment, von warmen Duschen bis nummerierten Handtüchern, gute Zeiteinteilung für Pausen, Tauchgänge und Fahren - hätte nicht besser sein können

Recommended for
Gemeinsamkeitsgefühl, tolle Tauchgänge, Delfine
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Canada Canada

La rencontre des dauphins et requins! Le service à bord était fabuleux, et les gens étaient souriants et attentionnés. Que ce soit les gars sur le wet deck ou le chef et le capitaine tout était géniale!! Merci

Recommended for
Sly, Dive master, nourriture et service !!