The SS Thistlegorm is a World War 2 ship wreck located in the North of Red Sea in the Strait of Gubal. It is a former 128m long British transport ship sunk in 1941 after a German air attack.
What is really great on the SS Thistlegorm Wreck are the artefacts that you can see underwater. There are 2 locomotives, 2 tanks, Army Trucks, jeeps, Motorbikes, Boots, stacks of rifles, and various spare parts for planes and cars. It is like diving within a piece of History! The SS Thistlegorm has been constructed in 1940 in Sunderland in UK. She was used during WW2 to transport various war supplies and armed with a Gun. She made 3 trips to America, Argentina and Dutch Antilles before her final voyage. The 6th of October 1941 she was hit by two bombs and rapidly sunk killing 9.
In 1952, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his crew dived for a first time the SS Thistlegorm Wreck after following fishermen’s information. In 1956, the National Geographic made a first documentary about this wreck.
This year the 8th Mares Underwater Photo Marathon 2020 gathered a large number of competitors (437 competitors from 44 countries).
I would like to thank the judges for selecting my images and also to congratulate all the winners! (among them are many friends).