Emperor Elite, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“Great crew ,very friendly and helpful ”

Milton S, United States United States
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  • 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
  • All port, fuel, and park fees are included

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 on the lower deck, 3 premium twin cabins on various decks, then 1 Premium Executive suite, and 1 double Junior suite 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, which operates 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 at least 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.

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.

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, 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), 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).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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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
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Milton S
  • United States United States
Best dive yet

Great crew ,very friendly and helpful

Recommended for
Diving sites, cabin and crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dwight P
  • United States United States
Wonderful Crew, wonderful diving!!

Fury shoals coral. Exquisite. Crew. We came during the troubles in Gaza. We were nervous, almost canceled. However, once we were on the boat, the crew was amazing!! So welcoming. Made us comfortable. Totally worth the effort. Really great diving!

Recommended for
Beautiful coral, abundant reef fish. Great crew.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ripple M
  • United States United States
overly cautious dives guides led to a less than optimal diving experience

Reefs @ the Fury shoal

Recommended for
V helpful diving tips from dive guides
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Hilmar Erhard E
  • Germany Germany
Very relaxing and enjoyable trip with very kind crew.

Hammerheads Very nice reefs Professional dive instructors Very nice group of guests

Recommended for
Dive spots. Food , crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Justin G
  • Italy Italy
Ringing in the New Years properly!

Great 8 days aboard Emperor Elite. From start to finish the team was incredibly hospitable and supportive. Due to delays I missed my connection flight and Emperor worked with me to arrange a transfer at 3:30am and still get me on the boat before departure. Each day the diving, food, and housekeeping was on point and everyone was friendly. Perhaps due to world affairs at the moment, the route, etc, the SS Thistlegorm and other sites were never more than 4 boats. We were lucky in having an incredible encounter with a pod of 15 dolphins. Lots of marine life and beautiful hard and soft coral. I’ll be keeping eye out on other itineraries for this boat.

Recommended for
Dive spots, hospitality, dive guides
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marc T
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great week with lovely crew

Lucy, the cruise director/diveguide Wonderful corals Hammerhead and Longimanus Nightdive with a friendly and curious octopus

Recommended for
diving, crew and the good price
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Waleed H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent boat, crew, guides, food and diving!

With so much diving it’s so nice to have a hot shower, good food and a very luxurious boat to relax in between dives and in the evening

Recommended for
Great food, helpful crew, high quality everything
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Firas A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Increase skill class and learn diving techniques

Wonderful and enjoyable. I had a wonderful and beautiful time among the ship’s crew, and the food and services were at a high level of professionalism. Special thanks to diver Hassan Mohamed for his cooperation and assistance in developing my skills, to all members of the ship, and to Captain Ahmed.

Recommended for
Food , Accuracy of work, Assisting the ship's crew to divers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Murathan Y
  • Turkey Turkey
If you want to feel confident about your dive trip, book in Emperor and be sure everything will go perfect!

Crew in the boat really work hard and elaborately to make you feel safe, confident and comfortable. Number of dives and other details as promised. Definitely I would recommend!

Recommended for
Safety, crew & dives! May I write the fourth? :) of course food!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Angela L
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Wonderful trip

Professional staff/ to meet people

Recommended for
People/safety/ experiece