My Best Scuba Dive: Tripoli, Lebanon On A WWII Anti-Submarine Ship

by Elias Karam
(Montreal)

The best scuba diving I ever had was in Australia at the Great Barrier reef.


Surprisingly I come from a deep diving community in Lebanon and to tell you the truth we have wonderful deep dive sites with extremely crystal clear waters.

The best dive I have done there was at 60 meters of depth in Tripoli, Lebanon. It was on a WWII sunken Anti Submarine ship that still has torpedoes on its anchor and the big driving wheel of the Captain.

But the Captain is not there anymore :)

The dive was done on air not technical and it was way beyond expectation, clear waters wreck penetration. Touching the torpedoes was a feeling on its own.

The dive lasted around 1 hour altogether with 8 minutes on the wreck.

A dive to remember. Once a Diver always a diver.

Check it out on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5eTI3BDLW8

Deep-Diver
Elias Karam IANTD O/W and EANX Instructor 4666

Hi Elias,

Thanks for the great pictures of the wreck. Lots of color and detail. It looks like a very interesting wreck dive with torpedoes and all.

I would love to hear more stories about your diving in Lebanon. It is not a location that you see alot of information for on scuba diving.

Of course, I don't think I will ever see this wreck as I will probably stick to the 130 foot limit for recreational scuba diving :). Wonderful that you got to see it though.

I can imagine that touching those torpedoes was a different feeling.

Thanks for getting in touch and sharing your scuba diving experience on a such a unique wreck.

We would love to hear more of your experiences so drop us a line if you have time.

Have fun diving.

Dianne


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by: Rabih Henoud

Hey, thanks for the posts and whoever commented on. I left Lebanon 15 years or so and literally speaking, been diving the world. Being a dive instructor, I carry along an extremely rich archive of memories to share and frankly speaking, Red Sea hosted some of my best dives. I never knew one could enjoy any dive in Lebanon, given the poor aquatic life. Wrecks are however an exception. Luckily my family and I are repatriating in a few months and can't wait to be part of the scuba community there, alongside my wife. Do you have by any chance the coordinates for this Anti-sub wreck site?

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by: gemayel

man what camera did you use coz usually all boxes are limited to 40m....

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