Aquanaut Diving Safaris

North Hurghada and Brothers

  • Liveaboard: Al Farouk II
  • Dates: 04 Nov - 11 Nov, 2017
  • Nights in accommodation: 7
  • Availability: 12 places
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SS Thistlegorm

The Thistlegorm, on the west coast of the Sinai Peninsula and 40 km from Sharm El Sheikh, is the best known and most popular wreck dive in the Red Sea. The 125m long British army freighter sank after just 18 months of her launch in April 1940. Her last voyage commenced on the 2nd of June 1941 as she sailed to Alexandria and was loaded with wartime supplies during World War II. A long list of inventory includes tanks, aircraft, armored vehicles, Jeeps and Bedford trucks.
In spite of being privately owned and operated, the HMS Thistlegorm was nevertheless fitted with a 4" anti-aircraft gun and a heavy caliber machine gun when she was drafted for war duty
But it was never to be. In the early hours of 6th October 1941 the Thistlegorm was split in 2 and sank almost instantly after being hit by 2 bombs from a German long range bomber. The hit only blew a hole in the port side of Hold no. 5 but then cargo tank ammunition ignited, causing the bulk of the damage.

  • Depth: 18-35 m
  • Type: Wreck
  • Recommendations: Strong current

Al Farouk II

The deluxe 12 cabins are specially furnished for the utmost comfort of our divers. Our cabins sleep a maximum of 2 people , having a large bed in 4 cabins supplement to the ordinary one ,and come with individually controlled air-conditioning , ensuite bathrooms with shower,mini bar and music with individual control. The spacious panoramic saloon ,on the sun Deck level, is well-equipped with a bar, TV/VCR,DVD, stereo system and CD player.

2 x K14 compressors - 320 liters /each
30 x 12 liter tanks (DIN/Intl.)-( 15 Lit tanks upon request)
Nitrox available onboard

Al Farouk II has an impressive inventory of navigation and safety equipment to meet all requirements. Twin RIB's and a spacious dive deck ensure that the boat provides a comfortable platform for divers.

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