Today we travel to the S.S Thistlegorm site, the world's most famous wreck. Lots to see and explore here.
The world's most famous wreck, it is located in Shaab Ali, about 30 miles from Sharm El Sheikh.
It was sunk by German aircrafts in October of 1941 and later discovered by Jacques Cousteau. It offers some of the most spectacular dives in the world, with its sunken cargo of trucks, cars, motorcycles, locomotives, weapons, ammunitions, wagons, aircraft wings, boots…. Normally a minimum of two dives are made on the wreck, one outside, visiting the propeller, anti-aircraft gun and locomotives and another one going through all its decks and holds. It is highly recommended to use Nitrox on this dive. If possible, we can make a spectacular night dive on the wreck, and perhaps even get to see the skiddish lantern fish!
On the 22nd of February 1881, she hit against the reef at full steam, transporting her cargo of coal. This dive is very simple, being that only the stern of this ship remains intact. Yet the amazing table corals and amount of surgeon fish that reside on her, make it an amazing dive.
One of the best reef dives of the area. The entrance to a quiet lagoon, we leave the boat inside the protective reef and journey out thru this slim passageway on the rib, using the tidal current to push us back to our vessel at the end of the dive. The corridor is quite shallow but it´s like diving through a small aquarium. Hundreds of acroporas (Table corals) grape corals, soft corals, stag corals and sponges, line the passage. In the corridor there are permanent residents like an enormous Hatchet fish family, different sorts of yellow tail barracudas and a big variety of reef fish.
You have heard of the Thistlegorm, now you can see it
- Scuba Diving
- Kayaking & Swimming