Emperor Superior, Egypt



  • Custom built by divers, for divers
  • Great setup for underwater photographers
  • Complimentary Nitrox, WiFi and red wine at dinner

The Emperor Superior, member of the Emperor Fleet of liveaboards, offers fantastic year-round diving in the Egyptian Red Sea. She caters for 26 guests in 13 staterooms with four different cabin options to choose from. All cabins have a private ensuite bathroom, individually controlled AC, storage space and two towels per guest. The spacious air-conditioned salon with entertainment system and dining room is where freshly prepared cuisine is served throughout the day. There is also an al-fresco lounge at the front of the main deck, perfect for dolphin spotting or enjoying a drink with fellow divers at the end of the day. Two sundecks with loungers means ample space for all guests to relax in between dives.

Itineraries aboard the Emperor Superior liveaboard are week-long, many of which offer more than 21 dives per trip, ensuring divers get the most of their Red Sea dive safari. With camera set up stations, charging areas and dedicated rinse tanks, she is a photographers dream.The dive deck has individual gear storage and ample space for all divers to get ready in comfort, and two dive tenders to make getting to and from the dive sites hassle-free.

Join the experienced and professional crew of the Emperor Superior for your Red Sea diving safari. Call us or book online 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.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance (5 EUR), Travel Insurance.

Optional Extras: Gratuities (75 EUR), Visas and Fees, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages (3.50 EUR), Nitrox Course (120 EUR), Private Dive Guide (500 EUR), Rental Gear.

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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
  • Bar

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • 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
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • 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 2004
  • Year renovated 2015
  • Length 37 meters
  • Beam 8.3 meters
  • Engines 2 x turbo 764HP
  • Max guests 25
  • Number of cabins 13
  • Number of bathrooms 13
  • 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
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Emperor Superior Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 51 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • John E
  • United States United States

Diving on the Thistlegorm Night dives Wall dives Great crew aboard the Emperor Superior Food and food preparation

Recommended for
Reefs, wrecks and interacting with other divers.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anthony M
  • United States United States
Dive packed and great value

Dive guides and crew were just awesome, the itinerary was also very good. Boat size was good as was the number of divers we had which was under the max, we had 17, anymore would feel very cramped. Great value for the money.

Recommended for
Dive sites, guides and the food!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Lisa K
  • United States United States
Wonderful Red Sea trip with new friends

I loved the beautiful soft and hard corals. I would say this coral might even be superior to The Great Barrier Reef. Lots of schools of fish: triggerfish, banner fish, butterfly fish, bat fish, tuna, snapper, etc. It was amazing seeing a school of yellow snapper that seemed to go on for miles!! Huge napoleon! Schools of dolphins who "performed" for us and looked very happy! Beautiful Gorgonian fans. The multiple nationalities we had as passengers made it so fun! The boat crew were great. The diving allowed for independence and guided dives, whichever you were comfortable with.

Recommended for
The people on board, amazing dives, great food.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sonny C
  • United States United States
Very Nice

Meeting great people

Recommended for
Wrecks Dolphins Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Beth D
  • United States United States
A really fun adventure- I’d highly recommend it!

Not having dove for a while, I found the the dive guides very patient and helpful- they helped get my diving skills back up to par quickly. Diving and interacting with a pod of dolphins was amazing, as was exploring many of the wrecks. A superb trip!

Recommended for
The dive guides and the whole boat crew were super- very helpful and friendly. I loved my fellow divers- we all got along so well and had so much fun. Diving the wrecks and reefs were beautiful.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kaylan M
  • United States United States
Excellent liveaboard experience!

Seeing the Thistlegorm wreck, diving with a pod of 8 dolphins, the crystal blue waters of the Red Sea.

Recommended for
The dive guides, the itinerary, and the comfortable boat
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Paul G
  • United States United States
First time Diving the Red Sea

Having only 10 guest on a boat that accommodates 25 was very good for livability and diving. The diving itinerary was good for my first visit to the Red Sea, and we even saw Thresher sharks in the distance. The food, diving and rest schedules were well thought out too.

Recommended for
Diving the Thistlegorm wreck, diving with Bottlenose Dolphins and The Barge night dive.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stephen L
  • United States United States
Best all around dive experience

Encountering dolphins, twice. Meeting new divers from all over the world. Diving on some of the most amazing wrecks in the Red Sea. Getting to dive the sites before any of the day-boats got there was always a huge plus. The crew had all of the locations very well planned out.

Recommended for
The crew, the quality of the food, and the detailed briefings for each dive.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kiley S
  • United States United States
Great crew and staff; good diving; boat definitely ready for dry dock

The crew and staff were fantastic; always helping wherever there was an opportunity, whether it was putting on a wetsuit or handing out a beverage after each dive. They also spent a lot of the trip trying to remedy an overwhelming scent of diesel fuel which permeated the cabin and made sleep difficult for most of the nights. They never fully solved the issue and the cabin was only free of the fumes on a couple of evenings. The food was good throughout the week, and the diving was solid despite the time of year. The highlights were the wrecks and the thresher that made an appearance at Little/Small Brother (our other half of the group saw a hammerhead the day prior at Big Brother).

Recommended for
Great crew and staff; good food; solid and varied diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Donna B
  • United States United States
Good value for Money

The diving and the crew attention

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the service
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Thomas F
Great first liveaboard with great crew and memorable dives

highly recommend to anyone to do trip and very much look forward to taking the south Red Sea tour in the future

Recommended for
thistlegorm, the barge and helpful dive tips
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Neil B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent Wreck Diving.

Diving on the SS Thistlegorm.

Recommended for
Dive sites. Liveaboard.com staff. Value for money.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Fredrik E
  • Norway Norway
Good Livaboard

SS Thistlegorm!

Recommended for
Not 25 divers, crews local knowledge and Nitrox
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sebastian E
  • Switzerland Switzerland
I would do it again!

Nightdive on the Thristlegorm

Recommended for
Very friendly and helpful crew, organisation was top, Food was excellent
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ricardo Yudi N
  • Brazil Brazil
Great dive experience!

The dive guides Ana and Sergio are great. The boat is good, the food is good (but not great) and the Thistlegorm, and the Abu Nhumas wrecks worths the trip!

Recommended for
Number and quality of dives, dive guides, the best dive briefings ever
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Paolo S
  • Italy Italy

Sharks, sharks and again sharks. The boat was very confortable. The crew was very kind and always willing to help. The food was delicious and not so spicy. The dive guides has a sharp eye to spot interesting marine life and let us have very long dives which is very kind of them. We are looking forward diving with Liveabord again for sure!

Recommended for
Dive guides, food, the suite!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniela B
  • Mexico Mexico
Great place and awesome experience!

The dives were made 4 times a day, with help if the crew and the guides which made the experience even better! The dive sites we visited , in truth everything was amazing!

Recommended for
Dive sites, divers on board, commodity
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Götz Ulrich L
  • Germany Germany
Very good

We dived and swam with dolphins on three days. They came within reach of us and stayed around us for hours. Amazing!

Recommended for
Well organized and friendly crew and guides, excellent food, many wrecks
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Pieter S
  • South Africa South Africa

Diving the wrecks of the red sea - it was a trip of a lifetime - I will be back to the southern red sea now that I have done the north, I will choose Emperor again because it was such a great experience. This trip is right up there with some of my best dive trips ever

Recommended for
Diving, meeting new people, great food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nick S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic! - Brilliant week diving, excellent trip, boat, guides, food - just great

Variety of Reef and Wreck Dives. Fantastic and knowledgeable Dive Guides and crew. Brilliant chefs / food

Recommended for
Dive Guides, Boat Crew, Dive experience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tatiana K
  • Russia Russia
Red sea adventure

The "Famous 5" it's balanced route between beautiful reefs and stunning wrecks. You can find several hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey reefs and even whale shark during one single dive. Proffesional crew and dive guides will help you in case of any problem, you will not worry anything except how to remember all your impressions of diving. Diving and snorkeling with dolphins was one of the most excited thing during the trip. Highly recomend Emperor fleet.

Recommended for
Diving with hammerheads, dolphins and whale sharks!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jing Q
  • China China
good experience for our 1st liveaboard in red sea

great dive with dolphins! nice wrecks like SS Thistlegorm and Giannis D due to windy weather we only did one dive in Shark & Yolanda, and skip the night dive at SS Thistlegorm but in general it is still a very nice liveaboard trip, enjoy the time with our guides Zizo, Sonia, and all crew members and other passengers on board.

Recommended for
well organized, nice guide, the bean bag couch on the deck
  • 7.2 Good
  • Gustavo T
  • Brazil Brazil
Dive the way you want

They just let you dive the way you want. As a photographer I could say for several minutes doing a shot. You don't have to follow the guides. But we have few space for cameras...

Recommended for
Freedom, dive sites, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Renata T
  • Italy Italy
Absolutelly fantastic!

The trip was amazing! We had a wonderful week at the Emperor Superior and everything went according to plan and met all expectations. The boat is great, the crew is fantastic and extremely friendly; they will do anything to make you feel home. The weather is Egypt is perfect for diving and the dives were breathtaking!

Recommended for
Diving, location, crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Fredrik K
  • Norway Norway
Enjoing and good trip

New and great wrecks and diving with dolfins and turtels

Recommended for
The friendliness of the crew, the diving (red sea) and the professionalism in the company
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Waleed H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing boat and even better crew

The crew leader/dive guide, Sonia, is fantastic; so knowledgeable and experienced. She has an amazing way with people and made everyone feel comfortable and well cared for as well as bringing a great sense of humour to the trip. The second dive guide, Eric, is also very helpful and is great at balancing a laid-back attitude with an attention to safety. The rest of the crew are amazingly helpful and diligent. They are constantly cleaning and helping out all the customers. They will help you get kitted/unkitted every dive and it’s so nice to be greeted with a warm drink every time you come out the water. The boat itself is beautiful. Comfortable rooms with A/C and hot showers. Plenty of areas to relax inside and outside the boat. The quality of the furnishings was also surprisingly good. Last but not least, the food! The most delicious 3 course meals 3 x a day as well as lovely cooked snacks during the day (I was a particular fan of the samosas). I would pay good money for this quality of food in a restaurant so to be treated to it 3 x a day every day is a real luxury.

Recommended for
Crew, Food, boat facilities,
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Simon T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great but not perfect

Overall the liveaboard experienced is what I expected. However. A Certain" crew seamen on my boat, if maybe having an "off day" or just having no patients, can show a very bad attitude, even to the point of cursing in their own language thinking the guest will understand. I can tolerate this, but here are certain reactions that I feel was unacceptable to the point I wanted to say something to that person.

Recommended for
The dives, the main organisor (Sonya) Organisation
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Pierrick L
  • Canada Canada
Great Wrecks!

Great wrecks (Rosalie Moller, Thistlegorm, Carnatic and more), wonderful reefs, great food with a chef taking in consideration dietary restrictions, dedicated crew.

Recommended for
Wrecks, great crew, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yurii L
  • Germany Germany
хорошая цена за такую поездку

встречи с огромной рыбой-наполеон и громадными муренами, погружение к затопленным кораблям, плавание среди дельфинов

Recommended for
ночные погружения
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Stephen S
  • Australia Australia
Good weeks diving, value for money

Good variety of dive sites, wrecks and reefs

Recommended for
Cabin, food, guides
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anne Marie L
  • Canada Canada
Great diving and amazing crew

The passion shared by the guides about the dives sites and aquatic life.

Recommended for
Quality if food, dive guides and captain
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Henrik R
  • Denmark Denmark
Great trip

the dives, especially the deep dives, along with some great body teams.

Recommended for
Dive guides was good at changing team to make the best for most, even with one difficult client. good size and well layed out boat. Great at planning the dive so we didnt hit the big crowed from daytrips
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Heike O
  • Germany Germany
It was very beautyful

All Wracks Reefs

Recommended for
Thistlegorm, happy crew, all war so good
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Superb experience, this has to be the best way to scuba dive

Diving the SS Thistlegorm. Ras Mohamad reefs. Photography opportunities, very happy with my images. The helpfulness of the crewe, they get a fantastic job. My wife is a non diver, but they took time to take her snorkelling so she could see the reef marine life.

Recommended for
variety of dive types. Very helpful crew assisting you kitting up. Having a wider geographical range than the day boats.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Santtu M
  • Finland Finland
Simply amazing experience.

Ss thistlegorm and delphin house

Recommended for
The crew, the dive sites and other divers.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Brazil Brazil
The crew are amazing, the divers até free to chose a guiden a dive or to dive by your own, what os good

Thistlegorm Night dives dolphins

Recommended for
Crew, courtesy of the guides and nitrox
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mark I
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
What a beautiful part of the ocean to dive in and emperor did a fantastic job on board and in the water

The whole crew was a joy to be around and made the whole trip even better then just going to the red sea to dive

Recommended for
Diving, service and the food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Karin A
  • Germany Germany
Es war wirklich beeindruckend.

Diving with Dolphins The thistlegorm divetrip

Recommended for
A reale nice Crew, everytime helpful, good Food, wonderfull divespots,
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Maya K
  • Canada Canada
Bucket list trip diving the Red Sea

We saw and Swam With wild dolphins for a full hour ! We saw thresher sharks, got to dive with 5 oceanic reef sharks in close proximity and see some wonderful new marine life :)

Recommended for
The staff was incredible ! So helpful , friendly and kept the ship very clean. The dive guides were awesome and safety was a priority for them. I love the top sun tan decks and the diving deck
  • 5.6 Review score
  • Nico S
  • Belgium Belgium
Horrible cabin n1. Fumes of diesel and an old vessel

The fumes of Diesel in our cabin stayed for days and got us a headache. Nothing to be done of cours during the trip, and no real satisfactory reply and remedies after the trip apart from a small discount if we book again. What? Never again with the Emperor fleet. That is for sure. Thistlegorm was amazing and so are all dives, but that is so on every boat. The review should be about the boat, the crew, the food, and then , yes the dives, which are always very nice in Egypt.

Recommended for
The dives are great and so are the dive guides who let you according to your certificate, dive alone (with a buddy) crew was nice too. Apart from that horrible cabin which stayed for days into the trip. Eventually we tried to not be affected by the smell and have some fun. We had.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jan O
  • Denmark Denmark
I can recoment Emperor to our choise of safariboat just comming back from a week whith Emperor Superior - thank you for at very god trip. Jan

Diving the Rosalie Muller

Recommended for
The helful and smilling crew and the food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christian R
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great boat, awesome crew, great tour.

Helpful crew, big boat, delicious food. Only negative point is the amount of power plugs. In case the boat is full of divers there will be an issue.

Recommended for
Boat, Crew, Tour
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Marigil B
  • Philippines Philippines
Amazing dive trip

My first time on a boat safari and I must say, its the best way to go on a diving holiday. I had the best experience ever. Thank you to the crew who were always working, but does everything with a smile😊. Hany, what can I say, very knowledgeable about the dive sites and what marine life to see. He’s the happiest person you’ll see underwater.

Recommended for
Exceptional guide, attentive crew, outstanding dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Juan Antonio M
  • Spain Spain
Excellent crew for an wonderful week of diving

Thistlegorm dive

Recommended for
Dive sites, crew and food
Origin: US