Lockheed L-1011 Tristar wreck| Aqaba -Jordan

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True name Underwater Military Museum
Depth 15 to 28m
Conditions Deep, wreck, easy access, light surge
Visibility Exceptional (25m+)
Platform Shore
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.

Lockheed L-1011 Tristar wreck| Aqaba -Jordan
Lockheed L-1011 Tristar wreck Aqaba in aqaba -redsea
This dive site is more suitable for the experienced diver; most of it is beyond the depth limit for beginner level like Open Water and adequate. The wreck will not only attract divers, soon marine organism and an abundance of different fish species will inhabit the new artificial reef. The surrounding area has no coral reefs at the moment and the bottom is sand with few sea grass meadows.

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.

Lockheed L-1011 Tristar wreck| Aqaba -Jordan
Inside Lockheed L-1011 Tristar wreck Aqaba

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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