Egypt: Red Sea - Dive Sites - Thistlegorm Wreck (Sha'ab Ali)

Sha'ab Ali
(Thistlegorm Wreck)

Sha'ab Ali is located on the north side of the Straits of Gubal in the Gulf of Suez. The Thistlegorm Wreck is located in this area and first gained fame when Jacques Cousteau wrote about it in his book on the Red Sea in the 1950s. The actual location since that time, was a mystery until it was rediscovered by a group of divers in 1992. The typical depth range of the Sha'ab Ali is 60 to 120 feet and is best accessed by a boat dive or local guide. The expertise required is advanced to dive master or instructor.

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Last Updated: May 29th, 2011