Thistlegorm

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Thistlegorm is one of the most famous wrecks of the north Red Sea. To get to the dive site can be as on safari dive tour, or on Daily boat from Sharm, Hurghada, or El Gouna.

Cave Divers Hurghada offers divers to dive Thistlegorm on trips we organize and guided by our professional divers.

Diving the wreck
For the first time Thistlegorm was discovered in March 1955 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau team during his expedition to the Indian Ocean on the research ship Calypso. Scenes underwater wreck entered the famous Cousteau documentary “The Silent World”. After that, the existence of Thistlegorm forgotten almost twenty years, until 1974, when it finds an Israeli diver Shimshon Mahiah. The news kept secret in the following years of the vessel is known only to a narrow circle of local divers.
In 1992, the skipper of Hurghada Roger Winter brings the first group of tourists here and in November of the same year Thistlegorm became widely known thanks to an article published in the Italian magazine Aqva. The following year, the Air Force making a documentary “The last flight Thistlegorm” and since that time the wreck becomes a popular destination for divers from diving in Hurghada, El Gouna, Sharm El Sheikh.