Emperor Echo - The newest of the Emperor fleet of liveaboards

MV Emperor Echo

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Specials: Nitrox & Park Fees included
Egypt Egypt
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Port Ghalib
No. of guests: 25
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 1 divers
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Prices from: 1,119 USD
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Emperor Echo is the newest addition to the popular and great-value Emperor fleet of liveaboards in The Red Sea. Totally refurbished in 2015, the boat can comfortably accommodate up to 25 lucky guests in 11 twin cabins, one double and one single. All cabins have individually-controlled air conditioning & private bathrooms. At 31 metres long & nearly 8 metres wide, it has plenty of space for its guests but is also easily manoeuvred around some of the best dive sites in The Red Sea. Park fees are included in the prices, and with free Nitrox, Wi-Fi and red wine served with dinner this is an excellent-value Egypt liveaboard, and very popular.

There is a large sun deck with plenty of soft areas to relax on, maybe to top up a tan, enjoy the stunning views at sunrise & sunset, or gaze at the clear star-filled sky. On the upper deck there is a mini sundeck at the front and a large socialising area at the rear. This area is shaded and has plenty of comfortable seating. Guests generally spend time here between dives, enjoying the sea breeze and maybe some evening drinks. And if it gets a bit hot or rains, you can just step into the stylish air-conditioned lounge saloon that has lots of sofas & chairs and a large multimedia tv system that is often used for showing dive movies or for detailed briefings by the team. There are also three guest cabins on the upper deck, which are two twins and the double, which has great sea views from its many windows.

diving deck with scuba tanks egyptThe main deck on Emperor Echo has three twin-bed guest cabins that are located in front of the beautifully-decorated dining area. Here, all guests can sit comfortably and enjoy exquisite meals, desserts and snacks. There is even red wine served for free at dinner times. Don’t expect to lose any weight during your week on Echo. Diving is hungry work and there is plenty of delicious food to keep everyone happy. At the rear of Echo’s main deck is a large diving area, which is well designed using quality materials & equipment. Two tender dinghies are on call, and the team focus on efficient safety, and enjoyable diving cruises.

Finally, the lower deck of Emperor Echo has six more standard twin-bed guest cabins. All guests are provided with two cabin towels, a deck towel and a bathrobe. This boat is built and maintained to a very high standard and its prices are extremely competitive, making it very popular, especially with diving clubs who often charter the whole boat. Therefore, it’s important to book early, which can also give you a special deal.

Prices & Schedule

MV Emperor Echo Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Standard Twin Main/Upper-Deck Twin Master Single
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( 18 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,440 USD Main/Upper-Deck Twin1,547 USD Master1,568 USD Single1,632 USD
Fury Shoals, Sha'ab Claude, Malahi, , Sataya, Sha'ab Haman, Abu Galawa Kebir, Tien Hsing Wreck, Gota Satay, ,
( 20 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,119 USD Main/Upper-Deck Twin1,226 USD Master1,247 USD Single1,311 USD
Safaga, , Panorama Reef, Hal Hal, Abu Kafan, , Abu Dabab,
( 20 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,279 USD Main/Upper-Deck Twin1,386 USD Master1,408 USD Single1,472 USD
Abu Dabab, Sha'ab Sharm, Sha'ab Claude, , , Habili Ali, Habili Gafaar, Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya,
( 21 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,119 USD Main/Upper-Deck Twin1,226 USD Master1,247 USD Single1,311 USD
, , , , , Fury Shoals
( 21 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,440 USD Main/Upper-Deck Twin1,547 USD Master1,568 USD Single1,632 USD
Emperor Echo 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 Echo, and most sail from and return to Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam. 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 Echo
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 Echo Layout
floorplan emperor echo
MV Emperor Echo Specifications
Built: 2002. refit Jan 2015.
Length: 31 Metres.
Beam: 7.75 Metres.
Draft: 2.2 Metres.
Construction: Wood.
Engines: 2 x Turbo 750 HP MAN.
Generators: 2 x 50 kW silent.
Compressors: 2 x 260 L / hour, 1 x 200 L / hour.
Nitrox: 2 x membrane (750 L / Min).
Navigation: GPS, Echo Sounder, VHF Marina.
Fresh Water: 2 Aquaset x 5,500 L / Day & storage.
Guests: Max. 25 Guests.
Cabins: Lower Deck: 6 x twin beds 1 x single bed air conditioning ensuite, Main Deck: 3 x twin beds air conditioning ensuite, Upper Deck: 2 x twin beds 1 x Panorama Double, air conditioning ensuite.
Sundeck: 1 x Upper Deck, 1 x Sun Deck.
Entertainment: Not in cabins, TV with USB located in Lounge.
Dinghy: 2 x Zodiacs 35hp.
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.


If you haven’t dived in a while there is a skills review option upon request. The most-popular course on Emperor Superior is the PADI Nitrox course, because the fills are for free to certified divers. The PADI Advanced Open Water Course and Adventure dives are available on request.

Contact us for more information about courses on MV Emperor Echo

Transfer details

The Emperor team collect you from hotels & the two nearest 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.

Booking / Enquiry

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MV Emperor Echo Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Emperor Echo
Nationality: British
Dived: 09 June 2022
Boat rating: 9/10
Excellent trip last week on Emperor Echo. We met a lovely bunch of like minded people from around Europe and Egypt. The food was excellent, you could have three courses for each meal! And it’s amazing the quality they produce in such a small space. The dive guides were very friendly and approachable. And the crew were always available to help get wet suits on and to generally have a good laugh!
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