|True name||Underwater Military Museum|
|Depth||15 to 28m|
|Conditions||Deep, wreck, easy access, light surge|
|Level||Snorkelling, freediving, diver training|
|Snorkelling?||No, only in the shallow|
|Other names used||N/A|
Lockheed L-1011-500 TriStar – dive the new star under the well-known wrecks on Aqaba's shorelines. On the principle that there is always room for more, ASEZA added after the successful scuttling of the C-130 Hercules another plane wreck as new marine habitat.
The plane started on 26th of August 2019 her last journey towards the seabed in front of the old phosphate port. 37 years after the first flight in August 1983 the plane rests at a depth of 18 – 28 meters in the sandy area close to the South Beach.
The TriStar was built since the seventies and is a medium-to-long range, wide-body trijet airliner for 300 passengers. The length of 50 meters and a wingspan of 50 meters offering great impressions during the dive on the plane wreck.
There are all doors open for entering the wreck. The former twin-aisle interior gives a lot of space after the middle seats are removed. Otherwise seats are still intact and you can visit the galley and the toilet, if you need to go urgently. Flight instruments, controls and switches are still in place in the cockpit, ready to take off.
An unexpected exit is waiting for certified wreck divers! The TriStar's third engine is mounted to the rear fuselage and fed through an S-duct. You can enter from the inside in the back area and after a short dive-through you exit on the tail.
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