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Thistlegorm wreck in Egypt

  • 05 16, 2023

Information about Thistlegrom

The Thistlegeom wreck was located on the west coast of Sinai and he was close to Sharm El Sheikh, 40 Km away. one of the most popular wreck dives in the Red Sea. a one hundred twenty-five m long British army freighter sank after just Eighteen months of her launch in April 1940. in Egypt tours are all of the best trips, one of them being Sharm El Sheikh Day can choose a lot of Egypt travel packages and you can go to visit the Thistlegeom wreck which is 40 Km away from Sharm El Sheikh.

Although it is owned by me privately, it has a 4-inch anti-aircraft gun, a machine gun when it was recruited to carry out military duty. The ship laid anchor at what was thought a safe location north of the Straits of Gubal, today known as Shag Rock. It was to proceed through the Suez Canal upon receiving instructions.

In the first hour of 6th October 1941, the Thidtlegrom sank, split into two parts after being hit by 2 bombs from a German long-range bomber. The hit only blew a hole in the port side of Hold no. 5 but then cargo tank ammunition ignited, causing the bulk of the damage. And the ship sank and took its final resting place, 30 meters away on the sandy sea bottom. Before sinking, all the crew of the ship escaped with the exception of nine people. where she lies upright with her stern section separated from the main body by 20m. The ship is largely intact except for the impact area but the split hull reveals the invaluable cargo, where trucks, motorbikes, a train, and even Wellington boots can be seen. You will discover all these sights during your Egypt day tours.

The cannon is still in good condition and the place of the explosion is full of defenders. You can see him in the Red Sea and you must have an excellent diver with you because it is at a depth of 30 meters.

It can be said that it is the most sought-after diving in the world, that you discover during your Egypt Luxury tours. It is thought that the Sinai Peninsula's Thistlegorm is the most frequently divided site in the world that is included in our Egypt Easter tours.

Diving in the ship is fun, and you can see warships and motorcycles that were used in war and intact glass windows.

Water temperature

22 - 28°C


16 - 33m


40 km (3 hrs) west of Sharm El Sheikh, 65 km (4½ hrs) north of Hurghada

The best trips in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt

You can visit Luxor trips from Sharm El Sheikh to seea city of ancient temples, tombs, and valleys. Enjoy the temple of the Karnak, the Luxor temple, the Valley of the Kings, and the two Memnon Colossi statues.

Discover the ancient Egyptian civilization in Luxor and Aswan for a wonderful Nile cruise from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor Join us and visit the most famous destinations in Luxor and Aswan like the great temples of Karnak, the temple of Luxor, and the valley of the kings before heading to Aswan to enjoy its highlights, Edfu temple, Kom Ombo temple. and many trips in Sharm El Sheikh Day tours are available

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