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THISTELGORM & RAS MOHAMED – DIVING SAFARI BY BOAT

 

It was a 131 metre WWII British army supply ship with a carrying capacity of 9,009 tons. It was equipped with a 120 mm cannon, an anti-aircraft machine gun mounted on a tower and a transportable heavy machine gun.
On October 5, 1943, while awaiting permission to travel north through the Suez Canal enroute to Northern Africa, she was bombed by a German long range bomber patrolling from Crete. The SS Thistlegorm sank quickly due to the heavy load it was carrying, but only nine people died in the attack. It was only the ship’s fourth mission.
The first person to dive the wreck recreationally (or scientifically as may be argued :)), was the famous Jacques Cousteau in 1956, inventor of scuba diving as we pretty much know it today. Since the 1990s it has been a favourite spot for divers travelling to the Red Sea.

Today, some thirty metres below the surface, the SS Thistlegorm is still packed with the paraphernalia of war: thousands of Lee-Enfield rifles, motorcycles, aircraft wings, four railway wagons, Bedford trucks, Morris cars, tires, Wellington boots, ammunition, two small tanks, and various communication equipment. Much remains despite plundering the occurred when the wreck was rediscovered for recreational divers some decades ago.
Over the years, the sea has transformed the wreck into a great artificial reef encrusted with breathtaking had and soft corals and ha become a sanctuary for a number of Red Sea creatures. The depth plus the incredible size of the wreck, make it an ideal dive, although the current can be strong at times.

 

Inclusions:
2 awesome Wreck Dives of Thistlegorm.
1 Dive in Ras Mohamed
All Transportation
Lunch
Drinks
Local Dive Guide
Equipment you'll use during the Dive includes:
mask, fins, snorkel, tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, submersible pressure gauge and exposure protection as required by the local environment
Note That Nitrox Tanks can be provided for free for Nitrox qualified divers .


Exclusions:
Gratuities.

 

Schedule
Daily at request at 22.00 pm .
Pickup/Departure:

Your hotel or any other location in Dahab.
Drop-off:

Your hotel or any other location in Dahab

Dive Requirements

Diving qualification( an Advanced PADI Open water ) and logbook. Before first dive the divers have to identify us with their diving certification and logbook. We accept all international diving certifications. If your last dive was more than 6 months before, we require a refresher dive before the safari .
Diving is a sport that requires a good physical and mental health!

NOTE:  A ‘whole-Egypt’ visa is required to visit the Ras Mohamed National Park.

 

Dive Price
Price: US$ 150.00

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