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Thistlegorm

The world famous wreck SS Thistlegorm was sunk in 1941 in the area of Sha’ab Ali in the Gulf of Suez. She was packed to the gunwales with a cargo of supplies destined for the British fifth army based in Alexandria. Armoured Bren-Gun carriers, BSA motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, rolling stock, aeroplane parts, stacks of rifles, radio equipment, munitions, and a plentiful supply of Wellington boots can all be seen during your dive.

The Thistlegorm is heaven for wreck enthusiasts, but is also one of the most underrated fish dives in the area, attracting schooling barracuda and providing a hunting ground for giant tuna and snapper.

Our excursions require an early start. After breakfast on board, you will make two dives on the wreck. One dive is an orientation of the wreck and the other is penetration of the holds packed with all the wartime cargo.

How to book

We normally schedule wreck diving excursions at least once per week. However, as they depend on good weather and require a minimum number of people, we cannot guarantee your excursion on a specific day.

We recommend you sign up at the dive centre on your first day, or ask your dive guide, so we can inform you of the next available trip.

Please note:
If you would like to be able to join a Thistlegorm trip you must hold a FULL EGYPTIAN VISA.

This is an enjoyable and sometimes challenging dive, recommended for experienced divers (minimum of 20 dives are required as per local rules). Our aim is to preserve the fragile condition of the wreck whilst maintaining our usual safety standards for our guests and staff.

Dunraven

Another popular wreck is the Dunraven, a Victorian steam and sail ship that was carrying spices, cotton and timber from India. The ship hit the reef after an allegedly drunken dispute involving the Captain, his wife, and his First mate, and caught on fire. It sank in 30m of water beside the reef, upside down. The shipwreck has been underwater since 1876, more than 140 years.

Its contents were stripped of by a team of archaeologists in the 80s. Now it resembles a large cave. Inside divers can find schools of yellow goat fish and Giant morays. Due to its long time underwater the hull that is on the top is encrusted with corals and full of marine life, such as schools of bat fish, nudibranchs, pipe fish and the very rare ghost pipe fish.

How to book

We normally schedule wreck diving excursions at least once per week. However, as they depend on good weather and require a minimum number of people, we cannot guarantee your excursion on a specific day.

We recommend you sign up at the dive centre on your first day, or ask your dive guide, so we can inform you of the next available trip.

Million Hope

The Million Hope is the largest wreck in the Red Sea. On it’s way from Jordon to Taiwan with a cargo of phosphates and potash, the vessel ran aground along the Nabq coastline north of Tiran. Due to a combination of poor visibility, navigational issues and a fire in one of the holds. It’s cargo and fuel were safely removed before it sank to avoid damaging the surrounding coral reefs.

Sitting upright in 24m of water with its starboard side against the reef, at 25m wide, a 10m draught and 175m long with 5 massive cargo holds there is a lot of wreck to explore. Divers enter the water at the stern end as there is a stunning crane covered with soft corals, glass fish and lionfish. From there it it is a multilevel dive towards the bow exploring the huge empty holds and looking for different nudibranch species. The dive is finished on the deck of the ship where snappers, chubs and batfish have taken up residence.

The dive can only be done on a calm day as there is little shelter from swell and rough seas.

How to Book

This trip is weather dependent as it is located North of Tiran Island and open to swells driven by the wind. The guide can make an assessment of the sea conditions with the captain on the way out to Tiran. At the beginning of your dive holiday tell your guide you are interested in diving the wreck. When a trip to Tiran is scheduled, ask your guide if it will be possible to visit. We will do our utmost to head up to the wreck if our divers are interested in diving there.

Blue Hole & Canyon

Our trip to Dahab is a great way to explore diving outside of Sharm El Sheikh. Directly translated from Arabic as ‘Gold’, Dahab is a relaxed and breezy beach town around an hour’s drive North of Sharm El Sheikh through the mountains.

An early start of 7:30 from the diving center means that you have plenty of time to dive two of the most stunning shore dive locations Dahab has to offer. After a brief rest stop we head directly to the Blue hole for the first dive and then over to The Canyon for the second and final dive of the day. A leisurely lunch break by the sea is followed by free time to explore, haggle for souvenirs in town and wander around with the goats and camels that roam the streets. Once you are finished it is time to head back to Sharm after a fantastic day out.

The excursion to Dahab includes return transport, two guided dives, and a relaxed lunch with water/soft drinks.  For shore access to the dive sites, we recommend using open-heel fins with boots. These may be hired from the diving centre if required.

How to book

Trips to Dahab are normally scheduled at least once per week. We require a minimum of six people to run the trip.

We recommend you sign up for diving in Dahab at the dive centre on your first day, or ask your dive guide, so we can inform you of the next available trip.

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    The world famous wreck SS Thistlegorm was sunk in 1941 in the Gulf of Suez.
    She was loaded with a cargo of armoured Bren-Gun carriers, BSA motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, rolling stock, aeroplane parts, stacks of rifles, radio equipment, munitions, and a plentiful supply of Wellington boots.
    The Thistlegorm is a heaven for wreck enthusiasts, but is also one of the most underrated fish dives in the area, attracting schooling Barracuda and providing a hunting ground for giant Tuna and Snapper.

    Diving Area:

    Sha'ab Ali Area

    Dunraven is a popular wreck in the Red Sea.

    She was carrying spices, cotton and timber from India when she hit the reef in 1876, caught fire and sank.

    The wreck lies upside down at 30m and resembles a large cave. Inside divers can find schools of Yellow Goat Fish, and Giant Morays. The hull is encrusted with corals and full of marine life, such as Nudibranchs, Pipe Fish and the very rare Ghost Pipe Fish.

    Diving Area:

    Sha'ab Mahmoud Area