We run a one day boat safari to the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm on a regular basis, as this is by far the most famous and popular wreck in the Red Sea. Many divers visiting Sinai do not want to miss out an opportunity to dive it, many of them returning again and again, as it is certainly a wreck that deserves more than one visit and each time you go you are guaranteed to see something different. To see the whole wreck requires more than one dive in itself.
On your dive you will be able to view the supplies the Thistlegorm carried including anti-tank mines, Lee Enfield MK3 rifles, motor cycles, Norton and Bedford trucks, Bren Gun Carriers, 2 steam engines with tenders, field generators, tyres and rubber boots!!. All these can be seen in the holds or laying close to the wreck on the sand, as is the case of the steam engine which was blown clear of the wreck by the explosion!
Jacques Cousteau rediscovered the wreck in 1955 but after writing an article about it he did not however reveal its whereabouts as he must have had a premonition of what would happen once it became dived on regular basis and inevitably what has occurred once it was again rediscovered again in 1992 was the slow destruction of the wreck through ‘souvenir hunting’. It is now impossible to find a truck or motorbike without parts removed. Despite this it is still by far a fantastic experience.
|Trip Costs (per person)||Price|
|Thistlegorm wreck safari - inlcudes transfers, day boat, lunch, water, tanks, weights, air, guide, 2 dives on Thistlegorm and1 dive at ras Mohammed National Park.||90 EURO supplement on top of 2 dives from package, 16/20 EURO for 3rd dive, equipment rental|
|Full Equipment Hire||20 EURO per day|
|If you have any questions about prices, please use the online enquiry form.|