The Thistlegorm went down during World War II at the hands of a German bomber. It resulted in the loss of nine lives. This wreck dive has a legendary status among Red Sea divers. It is at a depth of 30 mtrs between the Sha’ ab Ali reef.
Diving requires an advanced level of expertise and experience. Its photogenic appearance is highly appreciated though. The warship is one big supply store.
The site offers fine growth and flourishing soft and hard corals. Big jacks, snappers, bannerfish, parrotfish, the redmooth grouper, emperorfish, and doublebar breams are familiar fish at the Thistlegorm.
Finding site: medium to high difficulty
Current: strong to very strong
Dive difficulty: medium to high
Photographic interest: high
Marine Life: medium
Type of wreck: cargo ship
Wreck position: off Sha’ ab Ali reef.
Minimum depths: 18 metres
Maximum depth: 30 metres