Liveaboard Review

The Emperor Elite is the winner of the 2011 “Liveaboard of the Year” award, and it’s one of the highest quality custom-designed yachts in the Red Sea. It is also one of the grandest Red Sea liveaboards redefined for 2019. It follows an annual dry dock to check and upgrade its facilities as well as to make sure of the safety and comfort of every passenger on board. It offers various destinations that everyone will surely love. Explore the Red Sea at famous dive sites such as Daedalus Reef, Ras Mohamed National Park, Brothers Island, Elphinstone, Ulysses, St. Johns and Thistlegorm. This vessel explores the Red Sea the whole year round.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Some divers stated that it was the best experienced of their lives diving with a pod of 14+ dolphins for 10mins.
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    Many divers said the instructors planed the dives well ensuring that they had minimal disturbances from other divers.
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    The crew was welcoming and always helpful be it gearing up/down or waiting with a warm beverage after a cool evening dive.
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    The food was great a taste of different flavors had a party in side your mouth.
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Things we don't like:

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    A couple of people noted that the entertainment was a bit light in the evenings after supper.
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    Some divers said they would have liked more freedom to explore.
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Diving on the Emperor Elite in Egypt

The Emperor Elite is 37m long and 8m wide. Divers and guests may relax in the comfortable and spacious accommodation areas and experience the best ocean views and remote sites of the Red Sea. Twelve staff members are ready to serve and deliver the best service that Emperor Elite can offer.

Boat Interior

The Emperor Elite can accommodate 26 guests in its cabins. There are eight standard twin-bed cabins and double junior suites at the lower deck. There are premium cabins and executive suites at the upper deck. All cabins have air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV, towels and bathrobes for each guest. This boat is spacious enough for any onboard activities. It also has free Wi-Fi for sharing photos with friends and family back home. The Emperor Elite has three sundecks, one has a Jacuzzi and is great for enjoying the ocean view. The saloon is fully air-conditioned with a TV an DVD for entertainment.


The dining area, where passengers can enjoy every meal is air-conditioned. There is a buffet style meal service for Breakfast and lunch with local, international and Italian cuisines. Enjoy dinner served in an exceptional fine dining experience. There are many kinds of snacks available at the snack bar. Wine at dinner, tea, soft drinks, water, and coffee, are complimentary. Other beverages are available for purchase. Guests may include their special dietary requests upon booking for advance notice.

Dive Deck

The dive deck has a platform spacious enough for all the divers when getting ready for their underwater expedition. There is a camera and photography station where underwater photographers can edit and view photos that they have collected, a charging table and separate rinsing tanks for U/W cameras. Also, the dive deck has spacious storage boxes for dive gears and necessary facilities to fill in tanks with nitrox. Nitrox is available on board for those with a certificate and there is also rental equipment available. There are two guides available to assist divers with two minimum dives per day. The Emperor Elite has an experienced crew, and this boat has all the safety equipment to ensure everyone’s safety.


Visit the most well-known places of the Red Sea with Emperor Elite. The St. Johns reef has the most terrific views of coral walls, both soft and hard coral formations. The divers can swim through caves which is excellent for a photographic opportunity. Some sites attract thresher sharks, grey hammerhead sharks, and other predator fish. Diver’s main attractions are Thislegorm and Rosalie Moeller where sunken ships still carry motorcycles, tanks and other stuff on board.

The Red Sea exploration and diving is possible all year round. We recommend guests to visit during the autumn season for it is the best time to visit the Red Sea. Summer months can reach the temperature of 40C and winter is rather cold, but it is also a good time for diving. Whatever season you decide to visit will surely make your holiday worthwhile. The Emperor Elite and its crew members are always open to serve and make everyone comfortable during their safari.

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