SS Thistlegorm Wreck



The Thistlegorm, on the west coast of the Sinai Peninsula and 40 km from Sharm El Sheikh, is the best known and most popular wreck dive in the Red Sea. The 125m long British army freighter sank after just 18 months of her launch in April 1940. Her last voyage commenced on the 2nd of June 1941 as she sailed to Alexandria and was loaded with wartime supplies during World War II. A long list of inventory includes tanks, aircraft, armoured vehicles, Jeeps and Bedford trucks.




Thistlegorm Reef Basics: Wreck diving

Depth: 16 - 33m 

Visibility: 15 - 25m 

Currents: Can be strong

Surface conditions: Generally calm

Water temperature: 22 - 28°C

Experience level: Intermediate - advanced 

Number of dive sites: 3

Diving season: All year round

Distance: 40 km (3 hrs) west of Sharm El Sheikh, 65 km (4½ hrs) north of Hurghada

Access:Daytrips and liveaboards