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
  • 93 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Casper M
  • Denmark Denmark
Amazing intensive dive experience

It was a super great experience. The emperor crew went to great lengts to accomodate the guest and give them the best dive experience possible.

Recommended for
Service level, atmosphere, dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stuart A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Better than a 5 star hotel

There were highlights for each dive, but being on scuba with a pod of 14+ dolphins around us for almost 10 minutes was incredible. Diving the Thistlegorm has been a goal ever since I started diving 18 years ago, and being able to dive it 3 times, one after the other was truly a wonderful experience. Our guides and boat went to great efforts to ensure that the sites we visited were easy to dive without there being the need to swim too far or be overwhelmed by other diving tours - Most of the time we felt like we were the nylon divers there, and the Red Sea belonged to us. We will definitely be back!

Recommended for
The crew were always friendly, helpful and willing to assist with anything and everything to do with our stay on board as well the diving experience, whether it was gearing up, gearing down for diving, or waiting for you with a warm drink after a cool night dive. We always felt welcome on-board. The dive guides were incredibly knowledgeable about each site we visited, and always acted with our best interests in mind, ensuring both our enjoyment and safety. The meals on board are just out of this world.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Markus H
  • Germany Germany
Outstanding Experience with an amazing crew and Co-Divers!

This was our first Dive Safari, and it was an amazing experience. The Emperor Elite is a spacious and comfortable ship and has all that you need on board for a great safari experience. The crew is extremely helpful in every aspect; The Diveguides, Momo and Saad look after each and everyone - you can be sure to have lots of great dives. The Emperor Elite is really well equipped - being provided with Nitrox is a great plus, and there is enough comfortable options in the lounge area to charge lamps, computers, cameras etc... This cruise was very special as it was a group of 26 guests, from 15! different Nations - ranging from 20 - 1000+ dives, not only it has been great fun to get to know many different people - but you could also learn something from each and everyone. Momo and Saad were our guides - and I never had such professional briefings prior diving in my previous 5+ years of diving - they are wonderful guides and extremely nice people. But that is true for all the crew on board. And the food the chefs create on board throughout the day, is nothing but stunning - super tasty and nicely presented - and with a variety that there is something for everybody. A big thank you to everyone there!!

Recommended for
International group of Divers, Fantanstic Guides and Crew - Amazing Food..
  • 7.6 Good
  • Huseyin A
  • Turkey Turkey
wrecks of egypt

all the famous reefs visited around sinai peninsula; rather intense itenary

Recommended for
dives abundant; inexpensive; many dives
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Hiroaki U
  • Japan Japan
Excellent hospitarity Crew and Guides

There are 10 nationalities on board. I really enjoyed not only underwater but also boat life. There held BBQ dinner on the top deck, every one danced and laughed so much. We started the week as stranger and we ended the week as friends. クルーのホスピタリティ、オーガナイズされたシステム、エジプトとは思えません。お勧めです。

Recommended for
International friendship
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andrei P
  • Sweden Sweden

We visited a lot of different dive site - great opportunity to discover new places and reefs. We traveled a lot.

Recommended for
Friendly and helpful crew; we visited a lot of different dive spots, We were allowed to change the itinerary a bit when we, the divers decided to go to Elphinstone the last day
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Simone M
  • Italy Italy

Tiger shark !!!!!!!!

Recommended for
Weather , boat , egypt crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Petronella P
  • Sweden Sweden
My second liveboard on Elite

Very nice dives, well meet on board by crew and guides. Nice mix of nationalities among the guest. Sadly my cabinsealing was all wet and was leaking because of earlier wave. Didn't feel like the cabin lived up to standard feeling murky and damp for three days. The crew helped and did there best. Otherwise realy nice food very nice as always and guides very nice people . Sadly Internet was down even when there was reception witch is very sad and bad since that was one of my chooses for this boats specific . To be able to keep in touch. It not managed better by company the can't market it like that. The favour is very appreciated among Al guest if working

Recommended for
Fabulous crew, laughter, good service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • niels V
  • Denmark Denmark
simply the best

very good

Recommended for
sharks hospitality
  • 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