TheThistlegorm is probably the most famous wreck in the Red Sea.
The English ship was on her way to Egypt to supply the English Africa Corps with supplies when she was attacked by a German bomber on 6.10.1941 and sank.
The wreck lies upright on the seabed at a depth of 30 meters.
The cargo is especially interesting: tanks, trucks, weapons, motorcycles, railroad cars as well as a locomotive.
The Thistlegorm is a must for every Red Sea diver. She is a delight for wreck enthusiasts, not to mention her spectacular cargo.
But she also offers a variety of fish. Schools of barracudas or big tunas and snappers are not uncommon here. As an artificial reef, it also attracts countless coral fish.
- Worth seeing are the stern with its guns, the midship and forecastle, the bow and cargo, as well as the vehicles, the two locomotives, the towing tenders and the water wagons.
- Currents at the wreck are moderate, occasionally strong. Visibility is generally moderate and there are often many boats on site.