Thistlegorm wreck

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Thistlegorm wreck

Thistlegorm wreck

On the 6th of October, 1941, the English freighter, Thistlegorm, sunk 30 meters after being bombed by the Germans.
Today, the Thistlegorm is one of the most beautiful wreck dive sites in the world delighting those lucky enough to visit with the chance to dive into the strait of Gudal, near Sharm El Sheikh, and not too far from Dahab!

Lying upright in the sand, the ship is 131 meters long and 17.5 meters wide, with only the stern detached from the rest of the hull. On the upper deck, you can admire beautiful coral formations as well as vast cisterns. In its interior, a multitude of objects are extremely well preserved: crates of rifles, mechanical spare parts, aircraft pieces, cars, motorcycles, and much more… We are not going to tell you everything, but the belly of the boat is a true treasure chest for passionate wreck divers, underwater historians, and photographers!

The rear part of the Thistlegorm is 20 meters from the main part and is worth a glance because a DCA canon and a machine gun are still remaining! Warning… many groupers are standing guard!
Around the wreck, you will have the opportunity to observe barracudas taking a rest or hunting small anchovies, as well as rich and diverse reef fauna.


You should understand that this extraordinary dive site is an absolute must-see when diving in Egypt!
 

On the 6th of October, 1941, the English freighter, Thistlegorm, sunk 30 meters after being bombed by the Germans.
Today, the Thistlegorm is one of the most beautiful wreck dive sites in the world delighting those lucky enough to visit with the chance to dive into the strait of Gudal, near Sharm El Sheikh, and not too far from Dahab!

Lying upright in the sand, the ship is 131 meters long and 17.5 meters wide, with only the stern detached from the rest of the hull. On the upper deck, you can admire beautiful coral formations as well as vast cisterns. In its interior, a multitude of objects are extremely well preserved: crates of rifles, mechanical spare parts, aircraft pieces, cars, motorcycles, and much more… We are not going to tell you everything, but the belly of the boat is a true treasure chest for passionate wreck divers, underwater historians, and photographers!

The rear part of the Thistlegorm is 20 meters from the main part and is worth a glance because a DCA canon and a machine gun are still remaining! Warning… many groupers are standing guard!
Around the wreck, you will have the opportunity to observe barracudas taking a rest or hunting small anchovies, as well as rich and diverse reef fauna.


You should understand that this extraordinary dive site is an absolute must-see when diving in Egypt!
 

On the 6th of October, 1941, the English freighter, Thistlegorm, sunk 30 meters after being bombed ...

Other information

Depth
  • Maximum 30
  • Maximum 40
Visibility
between 10 and 25 meters
Current
strong water flow
Required scuba diving level / certification
Advanced Open Water
Fauna
  • Groupers
  • Angelfish
Flora
  • Encrusting algae
  • Coral flora

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