SS Thistlegorm (Wreck)

The Thistlegorm is the wreck of a British freighter, and one of the most famous wrecks in the world. It lies some 40 kilometers west of Sharm El Sheikh. The wreck lies on a flat keel at 30 m depth. The bridge rises up to 17 m.

Magnificent anti-aircraft guns and general deck areas with their trains, tenders and winches. Inside the wreck you find cargo of military equipment packed and plenty of fishes.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 19 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Artificial Reef
  • Drift Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Boat Diving

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Stress & Rescue

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Night Diving and Limited Visibility

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program.

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Navigation

Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going. Learn how to use a dive compass, natural navigation techniques and more. Join the SSI Navigation specialty today!

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Search & Recovery

Make lost items a thing of the past with the SSI Search & Recovery specialty program. You will learn all you need to plan and conduct search and recovery dives, so you can find lost items with ease.

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Waves, Tides & Currents

Take control of your dives no matter the conditions with the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty. Learn all you need to go diving in currents, waves and rivers, enjoy shore diving and learn about the environmental conditions that affect dive sites.

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Deep Diving

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Wreck Diving

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Scooter / DPV

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Perfect Buoyancy

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Photo & Video

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Shark Ecology

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Marine Ecology

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Sea Turtle Ecology

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Fish Identification

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Extended Range Foundations

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Extended Range Nitrox Diving

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Extended Range (Twin Set)

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Dive sites nearby

Shag Rock (Kingston)

Shag Rock is a nice reef with the Kingston wreck laying at just 15 meters deep. This dive is suitable for every level of diver. With the wreck sitting not very deep, you have wonderful lighting during the day, so bring your camera!

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Ulysses, wreck

This wreck sunk at the Gubal Island and lays on its left side. The bow is about 5m and the stern in 27m deep. The wreck is full of glassfish and the mast is covered with beautiful soft coral. This wreck is easy to explore, however, strong currents can sometimes be expected.

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Bluff Point (Small Gubal island)

One of the most beautiful wall / drop off dive sites in this area . Untouched coral reefs with both soft and hard coral. There is a current most of the time, therefore this is always drift dive. This site is recommended only for more experienced divers.

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Small Crack

Small Crack is a dive site that is usually visited on liveaboard trips. You dive from the outside reef through the crack into the lagoon or vice versa. This dive site is best for advanced divers.

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About 2.5 hours to the north is the famous sister ship of the Thistlegorm. The highest point of the wreck lies at 35m and the deepest at 50m. Often there is a strong current and the visibility can be limited.

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Dunraven, wreck

The Dunraven wreck is lays a bit further out than the popular daily dive sites around Sharm el Sheikh, on Shaab Mahmoud. This wreck is laying upside-down and is gives shelter to many species.

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Beacon Rock

Beacon rock is located approximately 7miles west of the Ras Mohammed National Park. A large coral outcrop that fringes the Southern tip of a large lagoon of Sha’ab Mahmoud. On the Southern most tip of this fringing reef is a metal Beacon giving the site its name. This site is home to the wreck of the Dunraven.

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Kimon M, wreck

This is the fourth wreck located in the Abu Nuhas area. The wreck is not as big as the others. It lays very close to the Chrisoula K wreck, giving divers the possibility of experiencing both wrecks together as a drift dive, if they have enough air. The wreck lays between 5m to 27m deep.

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One of the four famous wrecks located on the Abu Nuhas reef. It’s about 2 hours and 40 minutes to the north of Elgouna. The bow sits at 4m deep and the stern about 27m. This wreck carries a lot of tiles. The body of the wreck is still in good condition. Exploring the captain’s cabin and the engine room are exciting for the adventurous diver.

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This wreck sits in between the Giannis D and the Chrisoula K. It lays in 22m to 27m of water. It’s not a big wreck compared to the others, but still very interesting for divers due to its famously exposed ribs and the glass fish inside.

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