Aquatic life in the British Thistlegorm shipwreck in Egypt – Video

Video credit: Patricia Martin Cabrera (United Arab Emirates)

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)

The video was filmed is the premise of the British navy shipwreck “Thistlegorm” located on the west coast of the Sinai Peninsula and 40 km from Sharm El Sheikh. This 125-meter steamship was built in 1940 and was launched in June 1940 and got sunk by two German bombers on 6 October 1941 during the World War II.  

Being well-preserved, the wreck is considered the most popular wreck in the world.  It is estimated that more than one million people have dived the Thistlegorm that acts as a giant underwater museum whereas divers enjoy watching the amazing sea life especially this wreck is in a good visibility. Even though, the focus has been placed more on Crocodile fish, many fish species are present on and around the wreck including barracuda, scorpionfish, moray eels, lionfish, turtles and other aquatic life. In addition to the living organisms, the wreck hosts variety of its original shipment of motorbikes, automobiles, trucks, trailers, armored cars and others. Because the Thistlegorm was classified as an armed freighter, it is considered as a war grave that must be treated with diver’s respect.

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