EL SACHWA ABU GALAWA

El Sachwa is the name for a fishing tool in Egyptian fisherman slang. Basically it is a cage where the fish can go into but not come out off. At this dive site you can see a narrow bay in the reef where the fishermen used to scare fish into and then put a net at the end so they were closed in. After this procedure they could pick the fish up easily. Continue reading “EL SACHWA ABU GALAWA”

BOOK REVIEW – ‘SS THISTLEGORM – THE TRUE STORY OF THE RED SEA’S GREATEST SHIP WRECK’ BY JOHN KEAN

John Kean’s intricately woven SS Thistlegorm, is an in-depth look at the history and sinking of one of the world’s most famous wrecks. What could have been a dry history is brought to life with vivid testimony from survivors and witnesses, detailing not just the sinking, but also the daily life of merchant seamen during the Second World War. The history is brought up to date by first hand accounts from some of those who played a role in rediscovering the SS Thistlegorm in her new incantation as a wreck, and by the view of a dive guide heading out to show the wreck to this week’s holiday divers. SS Thistlegorm brings the story of this ship and her incredible crew to life in such detail that it reads more like a novel than a history book, whilst maintaining all of the factual accuracy of the latter. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW – ‘SS THISTLEGORM – THE TRUE STORY OF THE RED SEA’S GREATEST SHIP WRECK’ BY JOHN KEAN”