To most divers familiar to the Red Sea, this iconic wreck needs no introduction. It is a must-dive on quite a number of the people’s to-do list, and whether you like wreck diving or not, the Thistlegorm is just incredible. Sunk in the same way as the ‘Rosalie Moller’ – just 48 hours and a few miles apart – The Thistlegorm truly is one of the best dives in the World. The Thistlegorm was carrying cargo for the War Effort in North Egypt, and every dive is a visit to an underwater museum, a place in time where the clocks stopped. Locomotives, various ammunition and Lee Enfield rifles, Bedford trucks, Triumph motorbikes and even aeroplane wings can still be found in The Thistlegorms cavernous holds.
Minimum qualification: PADI AOW or equivalent with 20 logged dives.
Full Day Thistlegorm
An earlier start than normal but it’s definitely worth it for the wreck of the Thistlegorm. After a boat journey of approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours, divers are taken on a tour around the 126m wreck to view the stern with its magnificent anti-aircraft guns and general deck areas with their trains, tenders and winches. The second dive takes you inside the wreck to view the cargo of military equipment packed in her holds. Although divers come here to visit this World famous wreck, the abundance of fish life cannot be ignored, with resident batfish, crocodilefish, tuna, turtles, and regular visits from the bottlenose dolphins which live at a neighbouring reef. Supplement: 100 Euro on top of 1 day of the diving package. Not including meals, drinks & park fees.
WHERE I CAN START THIS TRIP?
OVERNIGHT FOR THISTLEGORM
1- FROM SHARM
2- FROM HURGHADA
Have you ever wished that you could experience a liveaboard but never had the opportunity or time due to other commitments, we have a solution for you? Aquarius Diving Club is now offering an amazing way to experience the world-famous Thistlegorm on an overnight liveaboard from Sharm el-Sheikh with some other amazing diving along the way. There is a long list of why this trip is so special, below are just some of them:
No early start for Thistlegorm.
Includes 3 dives on Thistlegorm.
There are 2 wrecks in the trip and the beautiful Ras Mohamed.
Three areas in just 2 days!!
You will get to dive Thistlegorm at Night, a once in a lifetime experience!!!
You will dive when you have the wreck almost to yourself before the daily boats arrive and after they leave!
You would spend 2 days and 1 night aboard a luxurious liveaboard during the 2-day trip you will dive in Ras Mohamed, the wreck Dunraven and an amazing 3 dives on the Thistlegorm wreck. So why not consider combining this with your daily diving during your resort based holiday. Bookings are now available and are guaranteed for a minimum of 6 persons, the maximum is 12 persons.
We will endeavour to offer the itinerary as stated, in the case of force majeure alternative dives will be offered.
All customers must complete a check dive or scuba review before the trip and be a minimum of Advanced Open Water.