SS Thistlegorm Wreck

 In Special Offers
120 €
Special Offer
120 €
Special Offer

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