Recently in Liveaboards Category


Emperor Asmaa

Emperor Asmaa

When you love having your fins put on for you, look no further! David Packer was a happy guest on Emperor Asmaa last week where he had, "A great holiday. The food was great and Amr and Stina were awesome guides, the crew were really, really helpful and always smiling, loved having my fins put on for me."

» Discover more on Emperor Asmaa here


Emperor Echo

Emperor Echo

Andrew Clarke on Emperor Echo had this to say, "Fantastic dive operation, amazing boat and great staff! Amazing trip with Emperor Divers. We were extremely well looked after from meeting a staff member to arrange our visa, transport to the boat, the crew for helping us get our gear on board and of course our entire time on the boat.
On the boat the staff were brilliant. Our room was cleaned several times a day, it seemed like every time we went diving the entire boat was cleaned from top to bottom - bathrooms, bedrooms, living areas and decks. The dive guides and deck hands were fantastic. All our equipment needs were catered for and staff were really helpful kitting up and getting us into the water."

» Lots more on Emperor Echo here

Or email the team at for more information and friendly advice.

Liveaboard lovely offers from yours truly

| No TrackBacks

0319 Emepror Leo and Emperor Serenity from Alex.jpg


Book your liveaboard diving holiday today and SAVE!

Red Sea

13/04 - 20/05 | Emperor Superior | Get Wrecked | Was €999 / £859
Now €899 / £773

31/05 - 07/06 | Emperor Superior | Brothers, Safaga & Elphinstone| Was €1149 / £988
Now €949/ £816

13/06 - 20/06 | Emperor Asmaa | Simply the Best | Was €1129 / £971
Now €979 / £859

19/07 - 26/07 | Emperor Superior | Get Wrecked| Was €1049 / £902
Now €949 / £816

23/08 - 30/08 | Emperor Elite | South & St Johns| Was €1069 / £919
Now €959 / £825

19/12 - 26/12 | Emperor Echo | South & St Johns| Was €949 / £816
Now €799 / £687



12/05 - 19/05 | Emperor Virgo | Pelagic Magic | Was €1579 / £1358
Now €1279/ £1100

19/05 - 26/05 | Emperor Serenity| Best of Maldives| Was €1829 / £1573
Now €1599/ £1375

25/05 - 01/06 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1629 / £1401
Now €1299/ £1115

29/06 - 06/07 | Emperor Voyager | Hanifaru & North | Was €1479 / £1272
Now €1099/ £945

06/07 - 13/07 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1629 / £1401
Now €1349/ £1160

28/07 - 04/08 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €1579 / £1358
Now €1249/ £1075

25/08 - 31/08 | Emperor Explorer | Best of Maldives | Was €1979 / £1702
Now €1350/ £1161



10/04 - 19/04 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat North, South & Central | Was €3600 / £3096
Now €3000 / £2580

05/07 - 14/07 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €3330 / £2864
Now €2995 / £2575

01/08 - 14/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2225
Now €2100 / £1806

17/08 - 24/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2225
Now €2100 / £1806

02/09 - 09/09 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2225
Now €2330 / £2004

16/10 - 28/10 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat & Banda Sea | Was €3600 / £3096
Now €3350 / £2881

» Click here for more offers: Red Sea | Maldives | Indonesia

» Book online here


It's magical. It's yours. It's the Maldives

| No TrackBacks

Emperor Serenity, Maldives


Let's face it, the Maldives needs little or no introduction. Yes there's the clear blue waters, the amazing marine life, the sun-drenched days and white sand beaches. And the liveaboards with amazing crew, guides, food and fun.

So enough of the words, let's get you down to business and find the best liveaboard or resort for you this year. Then just make it so!


Dive Resorts:


For more, visit or email


Emperor Liveaboards


We thought you might like a fast reference to all our liveaboards in the Red Sea, Maldives and Indonesia, so here you go.

Red Sea




Email the team at for more information and friendly advice.


Komodo National Park 'revealed'

| No TrackBacks


Komodo National Park


(7 & 9 night trips | July to September)

The Komodo National Park is world renowned for the excellent quality and variety of diving. Water temperatures change between the north and south of the Park and provide varied encounters. In the north we have the black sands of the Sangeang Volcano with its critters and bubble flows and the reefs around Gili Banta. The south provides cooler temperatures with manta action and nutrient rich reefs. The central section provides reefs and small islands teeming with life. Add to this the chance to see the famous Komodo Dragon in its natural habitat, beautiful beaches, look-outs to climb and you have a paradise both below and above the water.

A 7-night cruise generally takes in sites in the Central and Southern Sections of the Komodo National Park. On occasions the cruise will take in the Central and Northern Sections depending on sea and wind conditions, especially related to southerly swells.

This itinerary is not for beginners. Most dives will involve going to depth and currents can be strong. We recommend you have 50 logged dives to join this trip and require that you are Deep Diver/Advanced Open Water or equivalent.

Special offers just for you:

Emperor Raja Laut
5 - 14 July
£2697 / €3030

Emperor Harmoni
16 - 21 July
£2073 / €2330


» Click here for more dates, info and photos.


Emperor Raja Laut takes you to some of the world's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The majority of itineraries start in relatively remote domestic airports and so we recommend you use one of the two main international hubs of either Bali or Jakarta, alternative options could be Makassar and Manado.

Alas, Indonesian airlines are notorious for delays and cancellations, so we recommend you plan at least one night in each of these hubs between their international and domestic flights in and out of Indonesia. We like to manage your expectations.




» Click here to see the recommended hubs for each port



Red Sea Flagship, Emperor Elite, Redefined

| No TrackBacks


Emperor Elite, Red Sea


Emperor Elite has now set sail for 2019. After an extensive dry dock, we are happy to let you know that she has been fully refurbished, which makes our Red Sea flagship stand up to the most well-appointed diving liveaboards in the region.

All standard cabins on the lower deck are brand new from the hull up; our ever-popular Junior Suite (pictured) has a brand new location on the upper deck with a panoramic view of the Red Sea. Plus we have extended and completely refurbished the saloon and restaurant to create space in stylish surroundings.

We will have more images coming to our social media channels and website in the next few days and a full round up will be in the next newsletter.

Be amongst the first to sail on this magnificent liveaboard in 2019 and take advantage of some great prices here with availability from May onwards:



Emperor Explorer Maldives


From this August, the new flagship, Emperor Explorer, will be offering contemporary and spacious accommodation where our excellent service (that's what you say) is standard.

At 42 metres, she effortlessly accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-con. Add to that her Spa, spacious diving and relaxation areas and guests are set to be captivated with her high standards in liveaboard Maldives holidays.

Emperor Explorer will operate 7-day itineraries chosen specifically to suit the best seasons in the Maldives with longer 10-day trips focussing on dive sites further afield. All diving is done from her large dhoni (tender), giving more living space on board and getting you to the best dive spot every time.

As the flagship, Emperor Explorer will offer up to four dives a day and, as with all Emperor liveaboards, NITROX is free of charge. A glass of wine is served with dinner. With our transparent pricing policy there are no hidden extras on board.


Prices start from £1759 / €1979 / US$2295.


» Discover more about Emperor Explorer here.

Or email the team at


South & St Johns 'revealed'

| No TrackBacks


Yacht wreck at Abu Galawa Soraya

St Johns Reef Systems and Fury Shoals from Marsa Ghalib Port

As a 21+ DIVES cruise, there's a good chance to enjoy 21 or more dives on a 7-day safari.

This trip takes you to some of the best diving the Red Sea has to offer. Here the diving is less arduous so it's a trip for those who want to see the best but have a more relaxed time while doing so. Sailing to the southernmost reefs, you'll leave Marsa Ghalib Port and dive some sites to the south before sailing overnight to your southernmost point in the St John's area. We might sail to the southernmost islands of Rocky and Zabargad or we'll moor in the vast reef system of St John's to begin the adventure in the south.

Often spoilt for choice, your guides will pick sites that they know to be the best for the time of the year and can find excellent alternatives should the weather affect the normal route.


  • Sha'ab Sharm with its wall dives and white tip reef sharks. Oceanic white tips and silky sharks can sometimes be found in the blue and turtles often visit the south side before heading further south.
  • Fury Shoals; dive Sha'ab Claude with its famous swim-throughs and huge porite corals. White tip reef sharks and an anemone and clownfish settlement can be seen a little off the reef to the South.
  • St Johns is a vast collection of small reefs offering some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea.
    This incredibly beautiful reef lies a short distance north of the Sudanese border. Habili Ali offers giant gorgonians and black corals whilst grey reef, silvertip and schools of hammerhead sharks might be found on the west side. Habili Gafaar is a mass of soft corals teaming with shoals of snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. Mantas, grey reef and silvertip sharks can often be seen in the blue.
  • Gota Kebir is a massive reef, famous for its tunnels and south plateau, where jacks and barracudas can be seen and the occasional manta. The tunnels are ideal for novice cave divers.
  • Gota Soraya is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glass fish and sweepers and an abundance of corals, Grey Reef, Silvertips and Hammerhead sharks.
  • On the last day as we head back to port and try to take in a dive or two on the world famous Elphinstone Reef or we finish in the Abu Dabab area perhaps with another dive or two closer to Port Ghalib to relax and unwind before your final night in port.


Special offers just for you:

Emperor Elite
23 - 30 August
£854 / €959

Emperor Echo
24 - 31 August
£738 / €829


» Click here for more dates, info and photos.



0219 emperor harmoni collage 1000 x 525 fb.jpg


She's currently under construction and ready to launch in July 2020. Emperor Harmoni is our brand new liveaboard, the second for Emperor Indonesia. One of only a select few liveaboards in this region to have two engines, at 48m she happily welcomes 20 guests in spacious surroundings.

Emperor Harmoni has been designed and built taking into consideration Indonesia’s unique and diverse conditions; harnessing the Emperor Indonesia team’s extensive experience in liveaboard and charter vessels to meet the very highest standards and expectations.

Built of Sulawesi Ironwood and offering a truly new experience to liveaboard holidays, experience a true sense of sailing the Indonesian seas in freedom, style, comfort and confidence with her two engines. Itineraries include Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda Sea.

•           High quality, contemporary liveaboard for 20 guests
•           Spacious dining, relaxation areas and massage services
•           Up to 4 guides on board and up to 3 dives a day
•           FREE Nitrox and wine with dinner
•           All port and park fees included in our all-inclusive pricing
•           All Emperor Harmoni sailings are guaranteed no matter how many guests

Emperor Harmoni’s three decks have six guest cabins on the lower deck and four on the upper. The main deck features a spacious restaurant, lounge area with a 49" HD flat screen, digital movie and music library, board games, bar and a camera suite.

Enjoy spacious diving and relaxation areas or relax with a massage on deck; whatever your choice, she’s sure to bring harmony and joy.

All diving is done from two large RIBs with outboards to get you to the perfect dive spot every time. She offers free Nitrox, all diving and safety equipment including SMBs free of charge and up to four dive guides.


Discover more today from the Emperor team at or





April 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

About this Archive

This page is an archive of recent entries in the Liveaboards category.

Indonesia is the previous category.

Maldives is the next category.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.