M/Y Emperor Superior

A sleek white deluxe liveaboard cruising crystal clear blue waters.

The Emperor Superior offers guests the chance to dive the big 4 at Abu Nuhas. You can do a Nitrox course on-board for £99. There are a number of routes available so check out all the options.

M/Y Emperor Superior is a 36 metre custom built boat launched in 2004 offering charters around the Red Sea. She offers 7 night itineraries departing from Hurghada with a choice of 4 routes to choose from including reef and wreck diving at Ras Mohamed, Abu Nuhas and Gubal Island. The experienced captain, 10 friendly crew and 2 guides will lead you through the trip whilst helping with any questions or queries you may have regarding the boat or the itinerary.

M/Y Emperor Superior comfortably accommodates 25 guests in 9 twin cabins, 2 bunk bed cabins, 1 double and 1 single cabin. All cabins come with en-suite bathrooms, storage, TV/DVD, towels and an air conditioning unit with individual climate controls. The food aboard is a variety of European and local cuisine suiting the needs of most customers. Any dietary requirements must be stated at time of booking so the chef can adhere to any guest’s needs.

The air conditioned salon is furnished with tables and comfortable chairs offering you the perfect place to relax with a film or a book at the end of the day. The spacious dining area is air conditioned and is where all 25 guests will gather to enjoy 3 meals throughout the day. The top sundeck is un-shaded and perfect for sun worshippers with the middle sundeck being partially shaded complete with a jacuzzi. The dive deck gives you plenty of space to gear up with the dive deck just a few steps down with 2 steel ladders into the water.

Dive routes include: Get Wrecked, Famous Five, Reefs & Wrecks an Classic Cruise

Standard Twin Stateroom

The Emperor Superior has 9 twin-berth cabins, one of which is on the upper deck, and 2 bunk-style cabins. The cabins have private bathrooms, some bathroom amenities, storage, entertainment facilities and individual air conditioning controls.

  • Twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Two towels provided per guest
  • TV/DVD player
  • Independent air conditioning controls

Double Cabin

The Emperor Superior has one double cabin which has a private bathroom and air conditioning. Some bathroom amenities, entertainment facilities and storage is provided as well.

  • Double bed
  • Independently controlled air conditioning unit
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Two towels provided per guest

Single Cabin

The Emporer Superior has one compact single cabin which has air conditioning and an ensuite bathroom. There is storage and entertainment facilities also provided.

  • Single bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Two towels provided
  • TV/DVD player
  • Individual climate control unit

Bunk Style Cabin

On the EMperior Superior there are 2 Bunk Style cabins. All cabins have air-con and ensuite bathrooms (WC/shower) and two towels per guest.

  • Bunk Beds
  • Independently controlled Air-conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Two towels per guest

Upper Deck Twin Stateroom

The cabins have private bathrooms, some bathroom amenities, storage, entertainment facilities and individual air conditioning controls.

  • Twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Two towels provided per guest
  • TV/DVD Player
  • Independent air conditioning controls

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Route Options

The Get Wrecked route is a great mixture and offers divers the chance to dive the best of the Northern Red Sea’s wrecks as well as doing some of the amazing reef diving the Red Sea has to offer.

Emperor offers this wreck heavy liveaboard route for dive enthusiast on 7 night itineraries giving divers the chance to enjoy the best of the Northern Red Sea’s wrecks.

Departing from Hurghada and sailing north this itinerary's aim is to dive all the wrecks in the Abu Nuhas area including El Mina, Carnatic, Giannis D, Dunraven and the iconic Thistlegorm. These wrecks are spectacular and make fantastic material for the underwater photographer. In between wreck dives you will also visit the reefs of the Straits of Gubal, Gulf of Suez and those to the north of Hurghada. A variety of deep walls and hard coral gardens with an abundance of reef fish make them well worth a visit.

Please Note:

You must be a PADI Open Water diver to be able to take part in this trip. All wrecks are subject to divers' experience and weather conditions.

Famous Five route covers Abu Nuhas that has 4 well known wrecks offering spectacular dives with sightings of a variety of fish life, Ras Mohamed and Brother Islands

Emperor offers 7 night itineraries on the wonderful Famous Five route. Please note that this route has limited diving compared to other routes due to the long overnight sailings she has to do to reach all sites.

Departing from Hurghada and sailing north towards Gubal Island, then to the area of Abu Nuhas that offers 4 well known wrecks offering spectacular dives with sightings of a variety of fish life. Ras Mohamed and Brother Islands are also visited in the Famous Five route.

As well as wreck, tuna, barracudas, jacks, turtles and snappers cruise in the blue waters accompanied by the occasional white tip sharks, mantas and hammerheads round up some of the marine life you will encounter. Please Note:

You must be a PADI Open Water diver to be able to take part in this trip.

The Reefs & Wrecks itinerary presents the best of both worlds, where you visit famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea along with some stunning reef diving.

Emperor offers 7 night itineraries on the Reefs & Wrecks route providing stunning reef diving along with diving the famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea. Departing from Hurghada and sailing north to the famous horseshoe shaped reef of Shaab El Erg which is perfect for beautiful hard coral gardens and sightings of dolphins.

Abu Nuhas has four well-known wrecks: Giannis D, Carnatic, the Chrisoula K ('tile wreck') and the Kimon M ('lentil wreck'), all offering spectacular dives and plenty of fish life.

In between wreck dives you will also visit the reefs of the Straits of Gubal, Gulf of Suez and those to the north of Hurghada. A variety of deep walls and hard coral gardens with an abundance of reef fish make them well worth a visit.

Please Note:

You must be a PADI Advanced Open Water diver to be able to take part in this trip.

Vessel Details

Year Built 2004
Guest Numbers 25
Length & Beam 36 metres long and a 8 metre beam
Speed 8 to 10 knots
Engines 2 x turbo 764 HP
Generators 2 x 80 KW
Number of Cabins 9 twin cabins, 2 bunk bed cabins, 1 double cabin and 1 single cabin
Navigation & Communication Systems GPS, echolot, plotter VHF, DSC, radar and satellite phone
Salon & Dining Area Spacious air conditioned salon with separate dining room
Entertainment TV/DVD/CD/video media player
Single Supplement 50%
Air Compressors 2 x Bauer air compressors
NITROX Available free of charge to all NITROX qualified divers but with limited use.
Equipment Rental Equipment rental available aboard
Medical Oxygen & First Aid Oxygen system and Medic First Aid Kit available
Dive Deck Spacious dive deck with a large dive platform
Full Equipment Rental (excludes Torch & Computer) EUR25
Wetsuit EUR10
BCD & Stab Jacket EUR10
Regulator EUR10
Torch EUR7
Computer EUR10
Mask & Fins EUR5
Extra Nitrox EUR5 per fill
Please Note The equipment rental prices listed above are per person per day and are payable aboard before your departure however we will need to pre book it at the time of booking

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

M/Y Emperor Superior Adventure

Had a fantastic time, it’s a shame to be back. But we are already looking to go again next year. Had a wonderful time, this was our first liveaboard experience and it was make or break as to whether we would do it again. Well I’m glad to say it exceeded our expectations. From the dive guides to crew and captain who where all great and thanks to them we will be booking again.

Mark C

Reefs & Wrecks, Red Sea

The service from Ultimate Diving was friendly and efficient throughout arrangements made at short notice were perfect and staff were very helpful. The holiday was as described and thorough enjoyed myself. Had no worries at any time about the whole process.

David R

Jackson Reef

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Most northerly of the reefs of Tiran and the northern limit of day boats from Sharm El Sheikh. The wreck of the Lara lies at the northern end. There is superb wall diving along its entire perimeter, with numerous buttresses and gullies. Sightings of sharks, turtles and other big fish are not uncommon and you will find a huge diversity of different corals and sponges as well as clouds of trigger fish, masked puffers and banner fish. At the point you may be lucky and spot a Hammerhead in summer.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

Thomas Reef

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Between Gordon and Woodhouse reefs, smaller round reef with walls plunging deep and fully covered with soft coral, gorgonians and colourful fish life. It is almost possible to circumnavigate this reef in one dive. The east wall plunges dramatically to great depths with a mass of brightly coloured soft corals. The west wall is darker with overhangs and caves but is a great drift dive with sightings of Trevally and Tuna in the blue and schooling reef fish close to the reef.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 20m

Ras Mohammed

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Ras Mohammed peninsula separates the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba. Currents flow out of both gulfs and bathe Ras Mohammed in rich nutrients, which assure plentiful and varied marine life. At Shark Reef and Yolanda wreck, many fish species can be found: groupers, barracuda, batfish, Napoleon wrasses, blue-spot stingrays and a special treat, crocodile fish. It's an amusing and memorable site to see groupers swimming around a huge mountain of toilets at the bottom of the sea.
Really several dive sites, Ras Mohammed has earned itself a reputation as one of the top diving areas in the world, here at the tip of the Sinai where the vast bodies of water, the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba meet has created an ecosystem like no other and wall diving is at its very best.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18m

Shark and Yolanda Reefs

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

When divers think of Sinai, they think of Shark Reef and Yolanda. The two reefs are actually the twin peaks of a single coral seamount rising just off the Ras Muhammad coast, separated from the mainland by a shallow channel.
Shark Reef, the easternmost of the two, boasts a sheer wall dropping to well past 50m (164ft) along its northeast and eastern sides, giving way to a steep reef slope as the reef proceeds southwest toward Yolanda. A shallow saddle lies between the two reefs at 18 to 20m (60-65ft). A second shallow patch lies south of Yolanda. This second flat patch is the site of what remains of the Yolanda, a wrecked freighter. The ship itself slipped into the deep in 1986 after a severe storm, but much of its cargo remains, incongruously strewn across the reef.
Coral is excellent, with good if sparse growth on the wall sections and dense coral gardens on the shallower flat areas. Big pelagics and schooling fish swarm these reefs in the thousands. The Most impressive concentration is on the wall at Shark Reef. On the reef, hundreds of different reef fishes can be spotted as can moray eels of a meter (3ft) and bluespotted and blackspotted stingrays.

  • Min Dives:
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 27m

Shab El Erg

Hurghada, Red Sea

The most northerly site for day boats out of Hurghada. A huge horseshoe shaped reef offering many dive sites on all sides. The north point can be home to Mantas in season. The lagoon is dotted with ergs and is renowned for sightings of the resident dolphin community; divers have previously spent up to 30 minutes with dolphins here.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Thistlegorm

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

The Thistlegorm was discovered in 1956 by Jacques Cousteau and is probably the most famous wreck in the world. It sank in 1941 when it was hit by a German bomb that blew a hole in the port side, igniting tank ammunition that was in the hold. The explosion ripped the roof of the ship backwards, rather like opening a tin of sardines.
The stern section of the wreck lies almost horizontal to the sea bed; the remainder of the wreck is nearly upright. Inside the wreckage, tyres, tanks, motorbikes, Bedford trucks, waders and wellington boots can be seen. Penetration is possible around the bridge and blast area. The large propeller is still in position and the guns on the stern are in excellent condition.
Artillery litters the blast area. A bath tub can be seen towards the bow and a toilet near the stern. The sea life is impressive with possibility of seeing tuna overhead the resident turtle. Expect this to be very busy, especially once the day boats have reached it; it is likely to be chaos both on the surface and under the water.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 31m

Abu Nuhas

Hurghada, Red Sea

Abu Nuhas is a large triangular shapped reef. Shaab Abu Nuhas means father of brass and it got the name because of all the brass that went down with the shipwrecks.

The reef is located just to the north of Shadwan Island and this area is covered with wrecks. The wrecks are located on the north side of the reef with the main ones being the Giannis D, the Carnatic, the Chrisoula K and the Kimon M.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

SS Thistlegorm

Hurghada, Red Sea

The Thistlegorm was discovered in 1956 by Jacques Cousteau and is probably the most famous wreck in the world. It sank in 1941 when it was hit by a German bomb that blew a hole in the port side, igniting tank ammunition that was in the hold. The explosion ripped the roof of the ship backwards, rather like opening a tin of sardines.
The stern section of the wreck lies almost horizontal to the sea bed; the remainder of the wreck is nearly upright. Inside the wreckage, tyres, tanks, motorbikes, Bedford trucks, waders and Wellington boots can be seen. Penetration is possible around the bridge and blast area. The large prop is still in position and the guns on the stern are in excellent condition.
Artillery litters the blast area. A bath tub can be seen towards the bow and a toilet near the stern. The sea life is impressive with possibility of seeing tuna overhead the resident turtle. Expect this to be very busy, especially once the day boats have reached it; it is likely to be chaos both on the surface and under the water.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Rosalie Moeller

Hurghada, Red Sea

Rosalie Moller sank in the 1940's. She was hit by a bomb. Penetration is accessible as the cracks are huge, but it is not necessary as the significant parts of the wreck are visible from the outside.
The prop and rudder are still in good condition. The deck is in good condition and very clean. The sea life is amazing, with glassfish that can be seen by the deck and reef sharks that can be spotted.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

Salem Express

Hurghada, Red Sea

A Ferry carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca, sank in 1991 after hitting the reef at night. 600 victims perished in one of the greatest marine tragedies of all time. Divers are asked to dive the wreck considerately with respect for the great loss of life and penetration of the wreck is forbidden.
The propellers make an impressive sight and the covering of hard corals now colonising the wreck show the power of the ocean to make new life out of this tragedy. Fish life is now abundant and the funnels of the wreck with large "S" and the name on the bow are clearly visible. The site is reasonably sheltered and is not exposed to strong current and can be dived at all levels from 12m to 30m.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Brother Islands

Hurghada, Red Sea

The offshore islands in this area have recently been reopened for diving after a long closure by the Egyptian Government and have been designated as a Marine Park. Now suitable moorings are installed for dive boats visiting this area. The Brothers are really the tops of two undersea mountains these islands rise from the depths, the coral clad walls do offer outstanding diving with plenty of big fish action due to there remote location some 80km offshore.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Straits of Tiran

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

The Straits of Tiran offers divers a choice of 7 dive sites, the Gordon reef, the Jackson reef, the Laguna reef, Million hope wrecks, the Tomas reef, the Woodhouse reef and Zingara. All these dive sites offer divers top quality diving with some sites offering maximum depths up to 100 metres.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 100m

Shag Rock

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Shag Rock is a large circular reef with two small wrecks on it. The Carina is a broken up wreckage of a 19th Century steamship that you drift past quickly. The kingston is another 18th century steamship, but is more intact than the Carina is. The reef makes quite a good dive with lots of branching coral, butterfly fish, yellow goatfish, sweet lips and sea cucumbers.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 16m

Giannis D

Hurghada, Red Sea

This Greek freighter hit the reef in April 1983 and over the course of two weeks slowly broke into two parts and sank. She is the most dived wreck in the area, laying in 24 metres and leaning to port with a fully intact stern section and an impressive engine room packed with glass fish.

The bow is very interesting too but is a long swim out. She is a great wreck for penetration but beware of disorientation due to the angle at which she lays. Be wary of the many lion fish and scorpion fish that call this wreck home and watch out for the strong surges in and around the wreck in rough weather.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 24m

Carnatic

Hurghada, Red Sea

The Carnatic is a British P & O steamer which struck the reef in 1869 and sank the next day as the weather worsened. She was a passenger and mail ship and is sometimes known as the ‘wine’ wreck for the numerous bottles once found in the holds; sadly not many now remain to be seen. Rumour has it that she sank with forty thousand pounds sterling of gold bullion, much of which was never recovered. The wreck lays in 29m and now the whole hull is draped in multicoloured soft corals and the inner areas are full of glass fish complete with red mouthed grouper sentinel. One davit supports a beautiful table coral. The wreck is now home to large grouper, octopus and morays and jacks and tuna cruise overhead.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 29m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
21 Dec 2018
28 Dec 2018
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 988
28 Dec 2018
4 Jan 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 988
4 Jan 2019
11 Jan 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 796
1 Mar 2019
8 Mar 2019
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom 768
8 Mar 2019
15 Mar 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 896
15 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom 854
29 Mar 2019
5 Apr 2019
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom 896
13 Apr 2019
20 Apr 2019
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom 811
19 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 811
3 May 2019
10 May 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 854
17 May 2019
24 May 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 845
24 May 2019
31 May 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 845
7 Jun 2019
14 Jun 2019
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom 802
19 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 760
23 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
7 Nights Famous Five Standard Twin Stateroom 887
30 Aug 2019
6 Sep 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 760
7 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom 845
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
7 Nights Famous Five Standard Twin Stateroom 887
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 845
28 Sep 2019
5 Oct 2019
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom 845
5 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
7 Nights Famous Five Standard Twin Stateroom 1014
12 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 887
19 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom 887
9 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 887
16 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom 887
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom 887
13 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020
7 Nights Famous Five Standard Twin Stateroom 887