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Diving this fantastic wreck Thistlegorm sunk by a German Bomb

Name Dive Site:Thistlegorm
Depth: 16-33m (52-108ft)
Visibility: 20-30m (65-98ft)
Accessibility: Boat
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The 126 meter long Thistlegorm was discovered in 1956 by Jacques Cousteau and is one of the most famous wrecks in the world. Thistlegorm is the local name of a British vessel, which was attacked from the air and sunk in 1941 because it carried a lot of war supplies such as guns, bombs and mines. Today you can still see items such as rifles, motor bikes, train carriages and even trucks.

The stern section of the wreck lies almost horizontal to the sea bed; the rest of the wreck is nearly upright. Penetrating the wreck is only possible around the blast and bridge area. The guns on the stern are still in terrific condition. The blast area is full of artillery. Also other things can be seen, like a bath tub towards the bow and a toilet near the stern.

The sea life is wild, with possibilities of seeing shoals of tuna. There is also a turtle which has made its home there. Expect this dive to be very busy, especially once the tours have come. Pay attention to currents, because they can be strong, and in opposite directions at the surface and at the wreck.


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+20 693600581
+20 693600582
 Na'ama Bay
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+20 69 3600 145
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