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January 23, 2008

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Werner Lau Dive site description

At the break of dawn, we arrive to the wreck of Thistlegorm. An almost intact British warship, sunk by Germans to 25 meters depth.

from our guide book

Our gear is waiting.

Suits are all dry.

Let's go explore - my first wreck dive, ever!

Once below the surface, you see the whole ship underneath.

fish and tires

The Thistlegorm is home to thousands of fishes, and guns...

...and ammunition...

Because of its large size, interesting cargo, and shallow depth, Thistlegorm is probably the most famous wreck in the world of scuba diving.


I takes a good look to spot this camouflaged guy

Standing upright, she is basically intact - except for a large hole caused by a torpedo.

a home to many

we go back up along our mooring line

safety stop - 5 meters to 3 minutes

Three hours later - after a nice lunch - we're back down again.

This time we explore some of the inside.

flashlights are needed, it's quite dark inside

No less fish in here

old batteries

Me, during my 20th dive, ever.

A shipful of trucks, motorcycles - and boots. Almost everything is sitting there, intact.
I even snuck into the driver's seat of a 1940's truck.

Another surface break before our evening dive. An small fishing boat stops by.

our bartender (yes, we had one) is striking a pose in the zodiac


A full moon on the rise...perfect for our night dive.

Christine and I burning some extra energy

All lined up for more video facts about Thistlegorm...before our full-moon night dive around the wreck. We're the only ones on site - very unusual for Red Sea diving.

==> Giannis D and Marcus

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