The Red Sea is an excellent shipwreck dive destination, but because of all the sharp and jagged surfaces, don’t forget to get heavy-duty, thick-cut dive boots.
The Red Sea and The SS Thistlegorm are ideal dive destinations, especially when you plan ahead and buy the right equipment. The SS Thistlegorm wreck is one of the best dive sites in the world and is actually considered by many as the best wreck dive in the world! The is a World War II ship wreck located in the North of Red Sea in the Strait of Gubal. It is a 128 meter long British transport ship sunk in 1941 after a German air attack.
What is really great on the SS Thistlegorm wreck are the artifacts that you can see underwater. There are two locomotives, two tanks, army trucks, jeeps, motorbikes, boots, stacks of rifles, and various spare parts for planes and cars. It is like diving within a piece of history! There are so many things to see that you need at least two dives to explore the entire shipwreck! It is really the perfect spot if you like wreck diving. You’ll be glad you bought thick boots!
Jacques Cousteau’s explorations of the Red Sea aboard the Calypso earned it the moniker “corridor of marvels.” Its rich, vibrant reefs and clear, pristine waters have been a favorite destination for European divers for decades but amazingly enough, few North Americans have ventured to this land of antiquities and underwater wonders. Access to its incredible dive sites can be reached from land-based resorts and top rated dive operations or by luxurious live-aboard dive vessels. Diving is based out of three main areas, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Safaga and Marsa Alam. Experience the majesty of Egypt’s ancient civilization on extension tours including Nile cruises, trips to the pyramids, archeological sites and museums.