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.
The 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.
MV Emperor Echo Prices & Schedule
|MV Emperor Echo Diver Prices Overview 2020 / 2021|
|Destinations||Duration||Standard Twin||Main-Deck Twin||Upper-Deck Twin||Double||Single|
|St. John's, Fury Shoals, Abu Dabab, Sha'ab Sharm, Abu Galawa Soraya, Rocky, Zabargad, |
( 21 Dives)
|7D / 7N||Standard Twin937 USD||Main-Deck Twin1,136 USD||Upper-Deck Twin1,047 USD||Double1,047 USD||Single1,069 USD|
|Northern Wrecks & Reefs, |
( 21 Dives)
|7D / 7N||Standard Twin1,103 USD||Main-Deck Twin1,301 USD||Upper-Deck Twin1,213 USD||Double1,213 USD||Single1,246 USD|
|Daedalus, Fury Shoals, Elphinstone, Sha'ab Abu Dabab, |
( 20 Dives)
|7D / 7N||Standard Twin1,136 USD||Main-Deck Twin1,334 USD||Upper-Deck Twin1,246 USD||Double1,246 USD||Single1,268 USD|
|Safaga, Brothers, Elphinstone, |
( 20 Dives)
|7D / 7N||Standard Twin1,158 USD||Main-Deck Twin1,356 USD||Upper-Deck Twin1,268 USD||Double1,268 USD||Single1,290 USD|
|Rosalie Moeller, Abu Nuhas, Thistlegorm, Ras Mohamed, Brothers, Salem Express, |
( 20 Dives)
|7D / 7N||Standard Twin1,213 USD||Main-Deck Twin1,412 USD||Upper-Deck Twin1,323 USD||Double1,323 USD||Single1,356 USD|
|Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone, Rocky, St. Johns, |
( 20 Dives)
|7D / 7N||Standard Twin1,268 USD||Main-Deck Twin1,467 USD||Upper-Deck Twin1,378 USD||Double1,378 USD||Single1,401 USD|
|Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone, |
( 20 Dives)
|7D / 7N||Standard Twin1,323 USD||Main-Deck Twin1,522 USD||Upper-Deck Twin1,434 USD||Double1,434 USD||Single1,467 USD|
MV Emperor Echo Itinerary
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.
MV Emperor Echo Facilites, Layout and Specifications
|MV Emperor Echo Layout|
|MV Emperor Echo Specifications|
|Built:||2002. Refit Jan 2015.|
|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.|
MV Emperor Echo Courses
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.
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.