Great-value Red Sea liveaboard. Emperor Asmaa, Egypt.

MV Emperor Asmaa

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Specials: Nitrox & Park Fees included
Emperor Asmaa Liveaboard diving Egypt
Egypt Egypt
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Hurghada / Marsa Ghalib / Port Ghalib
No. of guests: 20
Boat rating: 10/10 Based on 1 divers
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Prices from: 1,177 USD
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Emperor Asmaa is the ’divers’ choice’ for many Red Sea liveaboard cruises, mainly due the limited number of guests, its itineraries which are mainly to the south, and its unbeatable value. At 30 metres in length, Asmaa is not the largest Red Sea liveaboard, but it’s only slightly smaller than most others and it takes fewer diving guests. The boat has comfortable guest cabins and communal areas, ensuring plenty of space to relax and socialise. Also, with its twin cabins and mainly-southern itineraries, Asmaa is very popular with dive clubs, some of which book the whole boat for a full charter.

Starting at the top of the boat, Asmaa has a nice sundeck that is partially shaded, ensuring that you can top up your tan or look at the stars, or just enjoy the view without being too exposed. The upper deck has the captain’s wheelhouse, four guest cabins, and the large & popular outdoor sofa & bar area. Here is where dive briefings are held and where most guests spend their non-diving time, especially during late afternoon & evening. The main deck of Asmaa is home to the large dining room and saloon lounge, which are stylishly designed and fully air conditioned. To the rear are two bathrooms and the diving deck. Most dives begin from the motorized tenders, but sometimes divers enter from the rear of the main boat. In any case, the dive equipment needs to be stored and tanks refilled. Here there is lots of well-designed space and the best materials are used to maximise safety & convenience. The lower deck of Asmaa has six twin-bed guest cabins, which offer possibly the best-value Red Sea liveaboard diving available.

top deckLike on its sister boats, divers on Emperor Asmaa can enjoy Nitrox fills for free. The team are also able to teach the Nitrox course as well as the PADI Advanced course if you’re not certified to depth yet. The team focus on a personal but professional service. This includes diving activities, and serving the most-delicious food and drinks throughout each cruise. When in range, free Wi-Fi is available to all guests, as well. And don’t forget that the rates include the national marine park and harbour fees!

Each cabin has two single beds, independently-controlled air conditioning, a private bathroom with hot & cold freshwater showers, and two towels supplied per guest. Food is served buffest style and is a delicious blend of local & western cuisine that is not too spicy. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, if you let us know in advance. All in all, it’s hard to beat Emperor Asmaa for the friendly & professional service, great value and exciting itineraries.

Prices & Schedule

MV Emperor Asmaa Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Standard Twin Upper Deck Twin
North & Easy7D / 7N Standard Twin1,391 USD Upper Deck Twin1,499 USD
, , Carnatic Wreck, Tile Wreck, Lentil Wreck, Giannis D Wreck, Rosalie Moeller Wreck, , , , Safaga, Panorama Reef,
( 20 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,338 USD Upper Deck Twin1,445 USD
Safaga, , Panorama Reef, Hal Hal, Abu Kafan, , Abu Dabab,
( 20 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,279 USD Upper Deck Twin1,386 USD
Abu Dabab, Sha'ab Sharm, Sha'ab Claude, , , Habili Ali, Habili Gafaar, Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya,
( 21 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,226 USD Upper Deck Twin1,333 USD
Shaab El Erg, , Tile Wreck, Lentil Wreck, , Kingston Wreck, Ulysses Wreck, Dunraven Wreck, Carina Wreck, , , Shark Reef, Yolanda Wreck, Jackson Reef, Tiran, Thomas Reef, Gordon Reef
( 21 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,177 USD Upper Deck Twin1,284 USD
MV Emperor Asmaa Special Offers Coming Up
Park fees & Nitrox included
We have lots of discounts for this boat. Please see schedule for details
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
National park fees
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Soft drinks
Enviroment tax
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

There are several itineraries on Emperor Asmaa, most going south. Please carefully select an itinerary from the list below that matches your chosen trip on the schedule. On nearly all trips, the first and final nights are spent on board in the harbour. This enables you to arrive by plane, travel directly to the boat, recover from jetlag before diving, and to safely fly after disembarkation on the final day.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Emperor Asmaa
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Single cabins available
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
MV Emperor Asmaa Layout
Asmaa floorplan
MV Emperor Asmaa Specifications
Built: 2003. refit Jan 2015.
Length: 30 Metres.
Beam: 7.0 Metres.
Draft: 2.1 Metres.
Construction: Wood.
Engines: 2 x 630 HP MAN.
Generators: 1 x 38 kW Perkins, 1 x 84 kW Perkins.
Compressors: 2 x 215 L / hour, 1 x 190 L / hour.
Nitrox: EAB's Membrane filling station.
Navigation: GPS, Echo Sounder, VHF Marina.
Fresh Water: 1 x Aquaset desalination system 5500 litres per day.
Guests: Max. 20 Guests.
Cabins: Lower Deck: 6 x twin beds (beds side by side) air conditioning ensuite, Upper Deck: 4 x twin beds (beds side by side) air conditioning ensuite.
Sundeck: 1 x Sundeck, 1 x Fly Bridge.
Entertainment: TV, Video, DVD, CD.
Dinghy: 2 x Zodiacs 25hp.
Safety: Life jackets & life rafts, Fire Alarm System,Oxygen/Medic, First Aid Kit.
Communication: VHF marina radio & satellite phone.
Scuba Tanks: 12 litre Aluminum tanks as standard and 15 litre Aluminum tanks on request.


Divers on board Emperor Asmaa need to be already certified. But if you have not dived in a while there is a skills review option upon request. The most-popular course on Asmaa is the PADI Nitrox course, because fills are offered for free to certified divers. The Advanced Open Water Course & Adventure dives are available on request.

Contact us for more information about courses on MV Emperor Asmaa

Transfer details

The Emperor team collect guests from local hotels and Hurghada & Marsa Alam airports for free on departure day. At the end of each trip the same transfers are available. Please note that the road journey between Hurghada and Marsa Alam/Port Ghalib is approximately three hours.

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MV Emperor Asmaa Reviews

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Gemma Emperor Asmaa
Nationality: British
Dived: 28 April 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
We had the best week on Emperor Asmaa. The crew were incredible - all so fun, friendly and going the extra mile constantly to make sure we had the best trip - the diving was great and others on the trip were fabulous too. In addition to all the usual reef life we were lucky enough to see an eagle ray on one dive and a dolphin on another, both firsts for us. Really was a great boat. We had some slight issues with the pipes in o ur bathroom but the crew immediately fixed them so really can’t complain about anything as the food and other facilities were brilliant. We loved our week and would 100% recommend!!
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