Diving the S.S. Thistlegorm

In May 1941, the British Merchant Navy freighter S.S. Thistlegorm left port at Glasgow and headed towards Alexandria, carrying a cargo of motorcycles, trucks, transport trailers, two light tanks, two steam engines, spare parts for airplanes and land vehicles, tires, rubber boots and more.  Sailing back up through the Red Sea, with her anchor cast in… Continue reading Diving the S.S. Thistlegorm

Fish

Arrived back into Dublin yesterday with my lungs intact, a beaming smile and quite a few more dives under my (weight) belt. Between our time in Dahab, two sojourns to Ras Mohammed for more diving, and a side-trip overland to Petra in Jordan, I’m swimming in memories and photos. I did promise underwater photos, yes? … Continue reading Fish

Advanced Open Water Certification – Photos Coming…

The long arm of the intarweb stretches improbably to this beach-side restaurant at the Penguin Dive Center, in Dahab, Egypt, where I just completed my PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver qualification.  The course included five dives: a navigation dive a deep dive (to 30 meters depth, right around where you start getting “narked” (which causes… Continue reading Advanced Open Water Certification – Photos Coming…