Emperor Elite is one of the most-popular Red Sea liveaboards

MV Emperor Elite

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Specials: Nitrox & Park Fees included
Emperor Elite Liveaboard Red Sea Egypt
Egypt Egypt
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Hurghada / Marsa Ghalib / Port Ghalib
No. of guests: 26
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 3 divers
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Prices from: 1,437 USD
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Emperor Elite is one of the best-known and most-popular Red Sea liveaboard yachts. At a length of 38 metres and purpose built for diving cruises in the Red Sea, it’s perfectly suited for up to 26 divers to relax in comfort. The boat was fully renovated in 2019, adding a Junior Suite to its upper deck.

With free Nitrox fills for certified divers and national park fees included in the rates, Emperor Elite is excellent value, with no hidden extra costs. They even supply red wine with dinner and complimentary Wi-Fi when in range. Plus the transfers from Hurghada and Port Ghalib are for free. But it’s not just the great value that makes Elite so popular. The cabins and communal areas are well designed & furnished, giving guests the best feeling of space & luxury. Time flies by on the week-long diving cruises in Red Sea, such is the relaxing luxury and great diving on offer.

Elite has several sun decks, and indoor & outdoor communal areas, ensuring that there’s always somewhere to sit and relax, sunbathe in peace, or chat with others. The guest cabins are twins & doubles, located on three decks. All have private bathrooms, independent air conditioning, a mini refrigerator and plenty of storage areas.

New for 2019 is the Junior Suite at the front of the boat’s upper deck. Here, guests can enjoy a panoramic view of The Red Sea and lots of space inside. Just behind the Junior Suite is the even-larger Executive Suite that also has a large sofa. Both suites have separated bathrooms & toilets, and doors that open out onto the deck. There are also two twin bed cabins on the upper deck. At the rear of this deck is the outdoor sofa area, which is where most guests spend the late afternoons and evenings enjoying the view, the sea breeze, and maybe a beer, wine or cocktail.

saloon area with tv on board the dive boatOn the main deck is one twin-bed guest cabin, the indoor communal areas, and the diving platform. The large air-conditioned dining room is where delicious food is served several times every day. Don’t expect to lose any weight on your Red Sea diving cruise, such is the quality & choice of food on offer. Behind the dining room is a stylish lounge saloon. There are lots of sofas, tasteful lighting and a large tv. Here you can escape the hot weather and enjoy a movie, or just chill out with friends. At the rear of the main deck is the diving deck, where all the equipment is stored. There are two communal bathrooms and everyone has their own space for equipment. And right at the rear is the dive platform that is easily large enough for groups to wait for the all clear to jump in. Both areas of the diving platform have sensible design and materials to ensure safety & convenience at all times. Two motorized tender dinghies are used to transfer guests to beaches when possible, and to retrieve divers who surface near the reef or far from the main boat. On the lower deck of Emperor Elite there are eight twin-bed guest cabins, which are actually larger than the main and upper deck twin cabins.

Emperor Elite is fully fitted with all safety & navigation facilities, and can accommodate rebreather, tech and sidemount divers. All in all, with the team’s experience, the choice, size & luxury of the cabins & communal areas, the great food and the included Nitrox & park fees, Emperor Elite is unbeatable value for the best Red Sea liveaboard experience.

Prices & Schedule

MV Emperor Elite Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Standard Twin Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin Junior Suite Executive Suite
, , Carnatic Wreck, Tile Wreck, Lentil Wreck, Giannis D Wreck, Rosalie Moeller Wreck, , , , Safaga, Panorama Reef,
( 20 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,538 USD Main Deck Twin1,703 USD Upper Deck Twin1,644 USDFull Executive Suite2,128 USD
Safaga, , Panorama Reef, Hal Hal, Abu Kafan, , Abu Dabab,
( 20 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,649 USD Main Deck Twin1,809 USD Upper Deck Twin1,809 USD Junior Suite1,953 USD Executive Suite2,182 USD
Abu Dabab, Sha'ab Sharm, Sha'ab Claude, , , Habili Ali, Habili Gafaar, Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya,
( 21 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,644 USD Main Deck Twin1,756 USD Upper Deck Twin1,644 USD Junior Suite1,900 USD Executive Suite1,963 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 Twin1,437 USD Main Deck Twin1,543 USD Upper Deck Twin1,543 USD Junior Suite1,687 USD Executive Suite1,969 USD
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 Elite. 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 Elite
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
MV Emperor Elite Layout
Emperor Elite Red Sea liveaboard deck plan
MV Emperor Elite Specifications
Built: refit 2019.
Length: 38 Metres.
Beam: 8.0 Metres.
Draft: 2.3 Metres.
Construction: Wood.
Engines: 2 x Turbo 764 HP Caterpillar.
Generators: 3 silent x 84 kW Caterpillar.
Compressors: 2 x Bauer Mariner 200 lt/min.
Navigation: Radar, GPS, echo sounder and compass.
Guests: Max. 26 Guests.
Cabins: 11 x twin cabins with A/C and en-suite bathrooms. (6 cabins downstairs with side-by-side beds, 1 Honeymoon suite downstairs, 2 cabins with side by side beds, 2 Honeymoon suites on the top deck, all the honeymoon suites are fitted with mini bar, A/C, en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, entertainment system and large beds).
Sundeck: 2 (Sun and Upper).
Entertainment: TV 55" LCD Smart..
Dinghy: 2 x Zodiac 40 HP.
Safety: CDWS & S.A.R member, MOT license, Life rafts, life jackets,First aid, oxygen kit, Firefighting system.
Communication: VHF/HF radio & satellite phone.


Divers on board Emperor Elite need to be already certified. But for those who have not dived in a while there is a skills review option upon request. The most-popular course on Elite is the 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 Elite

Transfer details

The Emperor team collect guests from hotels and the two nearest airports (Hurghada & Marsa Alam) 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 Elite Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Emperor Elite
Steve Emperor Elite
Nationality: British
Dived: 21 September 2023
Boat rating: 8/10
Very enjoyable trip, well run comfortable boat, great local crew and dive team, excellent food.
Nationality: British
Dived: 20 January 2022
Boat rating: 9/10
South & St. John's beautiful diving itinerary. Reefs looking good and full of fish. No rubbish in the water. Food & briefing excellent. All staff superb. Elite was very clean - lovely boat but a lot of movement in the water & several divers felt ill. Ok after a day or 2 with some tablets! Upper deck cabins worth the money for door onto deck & no fumes BUT the beds go port to starboard!
M&A Emperor Elite
Nationality: British
Dived: 01 October 2021
Boat rating: 9/10
Faultless service from all the crew and great diving. Definitely worth repeating.
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