The Thistlegorm was a British Naval ship that sank off the coast of Ras Muhammad in the Red Sea in 1941. The wreck was discovered in the early 1950’s by Jacques Cousteau and was then documented by him in his book ‘The Living Sea’.
Now a well known dive site thousands upon thousands of recreational divers’ visit the wreck each year to explore not only the ship herself but also the amazing amount of cargo that she was carrying.
How to Get to the Thistlegorm
The Thistlegorm has been labelled as one of the top ten wreck dives in the world. Add to this its location in the Red Sea, Egypt and you have yourself an incredibly busy dive site that can get quite crowded at times.
Almost all of the dive centers in Sharm el Sheikh offer to take divers to the wreck however if you want to avoid the crowds and want to explore the wreck at your own pace, you may want to look into a stay on a liveaboard dive boat which again can be booked in Sharm el Sheikh or before you travel. It takes around four hours to reach the dive site from the coast line so you can see why liveaboards are such a good option.
Dive the Thistlegorm
The Thistlegorm is accessible to all divers who have obtained their PADI Advanced Open Water certification. This is because the wreck lies at around 30m underwater with its deepest point being 32m and the shallowest around 16m and the currents can be quite strong at certain times of the year.
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