Emperor Asmaa | Red Sea Liveaboard | Scuba Travel

Emperor Asmaa | Red Sea Liveaboard - Red Sea

  • Guests 20
  • Rooms 10 twin bed cabins
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks International and Egyptian cuisine, buffet style meals. Please let us know if you have any dietary preferences before departure
  • FacilitiesWooden hull
  • Diving 3-4 dives a day
  • Diving Extras All divers are required to use a dive computer and SMB for every dive and a torch each for night dives.
  • Internet Access Free WiFi (limited data package) depends on location and cannot be guaranteed

Emperor Asmaa | Red Sea Liveaboard

Emperor Asmaa is popular with groups, as an affordable Red Sea liveaboard, delivering high standard liveaboard holidays to both the northern and Southern Red Sea, from Hurghada and Marsa Alam. She offers genuine value for money to explore the Red Sea in an intimate atmosphere

Emperor Asmaa sleeps 20 divers across 10 comfortable, twin cabins. All are ensuite with air con and a safe. 2 towels per guest are provided for you. There are 4 upper deck cabins - please speak to your travel consultant, who can advise you of the upper deck supplement at the time of booking.

The saloon and dining area are communal spaces, decorated in light airy shades. There are TV, DVD and audio equipment at your disposal and as long as there is a telephone signal, also free wi-fi. There is a large covered sun deck with bar area upstairs and the fly deck is open for sun worshippers. As with all Emperor boats, nitrox is available - it is free of charge but is subject to availability on board. Tek divers can be accommodated when prebooked (gas and kit hire charges will apply). The dive deck is well spaced, with plenty of room for everyone to kit up.

4 Upper deck twin

These cabins have lovely big rectangular windows facing the ocean. All cabins onboard Emperor Asmaa have twin beds, en suite and air con.

6 Lower deck twin

All cabins onboard Emperor Asmaa have twin beds, en suite and air con.

Large communal saloon and dining area

Boat layout

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Jason & Lana

2015-04-20 10:26:29

Another fab trips guys, Thanks.


2014-07-02 14:08:03

Recently back from my trip on the Emperor Asma, must say I had a fantastic trip! The dive itself great an the crew very attentive.The guide Khalid and Ahmed were by far the best guide I have been with,knowing the sites,very patient and fun as well! The boat itself spacious and clean and food fine. Will definitely be back. Thank you guys for great company and relaxing time!!


2014-05-20 12:11:57

Just an email follow-up to my recent call regarding this fantastic recent dive trip. As I mentioned, not only did I do some bucketlist dives but the whole week, the dive group, the boat and crew and everything was simply great, making this one of the best value diving trips I've ever been on. The boat Emperor Aasma may not have a camera room or hot-tub but is in no way shabby. It is very comfortable with nice cabins and facilities and the dive deck and prep area was very good. What makes this boat special is the crew who are always ready to help with whatever was needed (no snorkel? No problem!) and the guides Khalil and Ahmed were both great and always good humoured. The food was mostly excellent, the breakfasts (my favourite) provided a great start to the day and lunch, dinner and snacks were also really good. Nobody had an upset stomach which was my biggest worry (my last trip we all had tummy problems). Oh! And we had Free NITROX all week!!

Covid Information for Emperor Asmaa

Updated 29 JUN
Although Egypt does not have any covid testing or vaccination requirements for any travellers, please be respectful of your fellow passengers and do not travel if you are ill. You should make sure you have travel insurance that covers all eventualities (including cancellation due to illness)
  • If you have been unwell with suspected or confirmed COVID, get a medical professional to confirm you are fit to dive and bring this with you.
  • Egypt has now removed all local covid requirements and protocols
  • Tornado Marine Fleet crew have all been vaccinated
    IMPORTANT: It must be stressed again that many of these are provisional procedures that we reserve the right to add to or relax depending on the best possible information and national regulations at the time of sailing.

    Country Covid Travel Information

    View entry requirements here

    Entry requirements for Egypt are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

    You do not need to provide proof of your vaccination status for entry to Egypt.

    From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
    do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
    do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
    do not need to quarantine when you arrive
    This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

    It includes people who are transiting through England.
    Updated 21 JUN 2022

  • Frequently Asked Questions


    The Red Sea is between 4-5 hours flying time direct from the UK. Scuba Travel have over 20 year's experience in the Red Sea and have carefully selected a fleet of luxury liveaboards and superb hotels that meet our exacting standards. Explore the sheer beauty of the Red Sea on a Red Sea liveaboard from North to South. Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and El Gouna are popular resort locations, whilst Marsa Alam, El Quesir and Hamata are perfect for those looking for quiet escapism.

    Covid Travel Information

    View entry requirements here

    Entry requirements for Egypt are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

    You do not need to provide proof of your vaccination status for entry to Egypt.

    From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
    do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
    do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
    do not need to quarantine when you arrive
    This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

    It includes people who are transiting through England.
    Updated 21 JUN 2022

    Weather and Climate

    Fine weather is the order of the day pretty much throughout the year, with rainfall quite rare and short lived. The hottest time of the year is July to August with air temperatures over 30°C. Even in Egypt's so called 'winter' the average rarely falls below 20°C. Water temperature varies from 20°C in February to 29°C in September. Please choose your exposure suit accordingly, depending on your personal preferences.


    Flight options

    Our holiday packages are inclusive of flights from London Gatwick for a fully ATOL bonded holiday. A supplement may apply for regional departures if possible. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. Unfortunately, not all regional flight routings are compatible with liveaboard schedules. Our advertised liveaboard packages with Emperor and Aggressor fleets exclude flights. Please ask for a quote to add these to your booking. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can arrange transfers as required. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your boat space is confirmed by us.


    As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.

    Arrange before you go

    Visa requirements

    All UK visitors to Egypt need an entry visa (valid for a 30 days.Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Or you can now apply online by clicking here Save time and prebook your visa with Scuba Travel's prepaid visa service. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


    Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


    Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here

    Preparing to fly


    Flights to Egypt are charter flights with TUI or EasyJet. TUI seating is allocated at check in and you cannot check in online. For EasyJet flights you will be able to manage your booking online with the airline directly and select any payable seating/baggage extras.

    Check in

    Egypt does not permit digital boarding passes. You must print your boarding passes/flight coupons for both flights. TUI do not enable online check EasyJet allow online check in via their website


    An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


    Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

    What happens when I arrive?

    On arrival in Egypt, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. Our representative will be waiting either airside around the baggage carousel or in the arrivals hall. They will be holding a board with either Scuba Travel, your destination or your name on it. If you have prepaid for our visa service, you will be given your visa on arrival. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


    Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard or resort holiday package when using our flights. Our representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat/hotel. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Egypt, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost


    At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.



    Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.


    All onboard prices are in Euro, but Sterling, US Dollars are accepted (subject to onboard exchange rate).

    Phone coverage

    Mobile coverage is itinerary dependent. Most of itineraries will have phone coverage when close to shore. WiFi is limited for browsing and connecting to communication applications only when a mobile signal is present normally nearby or in port. Signal strength can vary which may result in intermittent and/or slow connections. This service is provided as a courtesy but is dependent on the local mobile provider. Laptops/computers or other devices for using internet are not supplied on-board, you should bring your own computer to use the internet service

    Plugs and electricity

    2 pin European sockets. Plugs are located on dive deck, saloon and in cabins.


    Hire equipment

    Emperor Fleet offer a very wide range of rental equipment onboard. We recommend you to prebook all rental equipment before departure.


    Emperor Fleet offers a wide range of courses on board. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options.


    There is an on board boutique selling t-shirts. All stock items are subject to availability.


    Nitrox is free of charge on board, but subject to fill availability


    Deposits and Balances

    Over 180 days prior to departure a £250 deposit is required, within 180 days a £500 deposit is required, with full balance due 90 days before departure. Depending on your travel date, an additional payment may be required at the time of booking to secure your flight

    Ways to pay

    We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. We do not take AMEX. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £8 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.

    Group Payments

    If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


    Repeat Guests

    Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
    Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

    And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction on your ATOL bonded Red Sea package.

    5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
    Repeat discounts are not cumulative with other discounts and cannot be applied to special offer prices
    Plus if you have dived with Emperor Divers in the Red Sea or Maldives 5 times or more, then you can enjoy an Emperor gift voucher to spend locally. If you'd like a free 15lt tank or cabin upgrade, just ask at the time of booking so we can check on availability.


    You have 7 nights in a twin share cabin on a full board basis and free red wine with dinner

    All dives are guided, and include air fills, 12lt tanks, weights and marine park fees

    Airport transfers run at fixed times and are included in your liveaboard package Private transfers at personalised times can be arranged subject to a fee. Please ask for a quote

    Nitrox is free of charge on board, but subject to fill availability


    This holiday excludes international flights to Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Ask for a competitive quote to add UK flights to you holiday.

    On board speciality coffee and additional premium wines/beers and alcohol are optional extras. Kit hire and additional tanks can all be prebooked and prepaid for or paid for locally. There is a 14% government VAT to pay for all local services

    Airport transfers run at set times. Day use rooms can be added for around £40.

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