My Best Scuba Dive: Tripoli, Lebanon On A WWII Anti-Submarine Ship
by Elias Karam
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.
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Elias Karam IANTD O/W and EANX Instructor 4666
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.
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