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 Wreck Diving in Thistlegorm 
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Wreck Diving in Thistlegorm
by: Jakob Jelling



Thislegorm is among the top ten dives of the world and maybe occupies the first place in wreck diving. It is so amazing that divers need to dive many times and observe its different areas once a time in order to completely explore it. This amazing wreck is one of the most recommendable places to visit by those who love having contact with history while diving.

This wreck consists of a British war vessel which was sunk in 1941 after being attacked from the air. This vessel was carrying war supplies such as motor bikes, train carriages, rifles and trucks. It is a very big wreck of more than 130 meters in length and takes a great amount of time to visit it all.

Located in the Red Sea, more specifically in the Strait of Global at north of Ras Mohammed, the Thistlegorm is a very impressing and incredible wreck to view which makes divers feel they can touch history. Many human lives have been lost with it and its overall appearance is very impressive causing most divers to feel a great respect for it while visiting it.

The Thislegorm was first discovered in 1956 by Cousteau and shown to the world through his cameras. But he did not reveal its position and therefore it remained unvisited until the early nineties. Since then, the Thistlegorm became very famous and is one of the most visited wrecks of the world, which all those who love wreck diving wish to meet.

Divers visiting the Thislegorm would find World War II vehicles carrying motorbikes which look ready to be unloaded from the trucks. Also railway water carriers, railway engines, trucks can be seen from close and giving a very impressive image. Besides this, there many different parts and spares can be seen while diving from one vehicle or main piece to other.

Due to the fact that the Thistlegorm has been constantly visited by people from all over the world, it has lost part of its original appearance. Many elements and objects have been stolen and this wreck not only lack of some of its pieces but also show the damage that many divers have caused it trying to take pieces of it with them.

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Jakob Jelling is the founder of http://www.divepilot.com. Please visit his website to discover the world of diving!





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