SS Thistlegorm from Hurghada
The wreck is considered by many as the best wreck dive in the World!
It not just explorers, historians and underwater photographers that will find this wreck fascinating. It is like diving within a piece of history and should be on any divers 'must' dive' list. Due to the varying currents sometimes presenting challenging conditions a PADI Advanced Open Water certification is required to dive this wreck.
The cargo is easy to view without wreck penetration because the wreck is spilt in two revealing trucks, guns, motorcycles and many other military goods in the cargo holds. There are also two locomotives, one on the port and one on the starboard side. They came out of the vessel when it sank and sitting in the sand not far from the main wreck. Entrances are accessible to all areas of the wreck for recreational divers, although technical training, such as nitrox or dual tank set up will allow for better and safer exploration.
The marine life around the Wreck is varied and you can encounter Batfishes, a resident turtle, Barracudas, Snappers, schools of Jacks and all the usual reef fishes of the Red Sea.
The wreck, all its cargo and the surrounding marine life are a perfect subject for underwater photographers. A good flash is recommended as many of the most photo worthy items, are in the hold, where the light is scarce.
Located in the North Sinai, trips to this wreck will usually require and overnight stay onboard the boat or participating in a longer liveaboard excursion.
- 15L tanks