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, a member of the Emperor Fleet of liveaboards, offers fantastic year-round diving in the Egyptian Red Sea. She caters to 26 guests in 13 staterooms with four different cabin options. All cabins have a private ensuite bathroom, individually controlled AC, storage space, and two towels per guest. The spacious air-conditioned salon with an entertainment system and dining room serves freshly prepared cuisine 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 mean ample space for all guests to relax 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 out of their Red Sea dive safari. With camera set-up stations, charging areas, and dedicated rinse tanks, she is a photographer's dream. The dive deck has individual gear storage, ample space for all divers to get ready comfortably, 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. 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, Nitrox, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (7 EUR), Travel Insurance, Gratuities (75 EUR), Alcoholic Beverages (3.50 EUR), Nitrox Course (140-160 EUR), Private Dive Guide (500 EUR), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (140-250 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
  • 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

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 89 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 7.2 Good
  • Nicolas M
  • Belgium Belgium
Good experience with Diving Emperor

No particular hightlights

Recommended for
The other guests on the boat, and the overall organisation meeting expectations
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kate S
  • Australia Australia
Excellent liveaboard with great dives

We booked the reef and wreck tour, the itinerary was varied and interesting with plenty to see. The crew and dive guides were all welcoming and made the boat feel like your home for the week. We dived in March and most guest on board were surprised how cold the water was, 18 to 20 degrees. We were supplied with 7mm wetsuits and were consistently cold after dives in the north Red Sea, recommend additional insulation if susceptible to cold.

Recommended for
Dive guides and crew, other divers, varied dive sites
  • 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
  • Luiz Roberto C
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8.4 Very good
  • abou bakr B
  • Belgium Belgium
Red Sea is amazing

les plongées sur épave!!

Recommended for
les repas,les plongées et le personnel de bord
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jorge R
  • Argentina Argentina


Recommended for
Tripulación, sitios de buceo, Barco
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Fabian F
  • Argentina Argentina
Un liveaboard imprescindible

Los buceos en el SS Thistlegorm, una experiencia inolvidable

Recommended for
La calidad de los buceos, tanto los de arrecifes como los naufragios, las comodidades y la organizacion abordo, y para terminar, los guias de buceo, especialmente Ali A., uno de los mejores que hemos tenido en nuestra vida de buzos