Aircraft Tristar dive site, Aqaba, Jordan
Airplane Lockheed TriStar L-1011 in Aqaba is a wide-body passenger aircraft. It was abandoned at King Hussein airport following a few unsuccessful business arrangements. As a result, ASEZA organized its scuttling near the old transport port. Around twenty underwater photographers and videographers worldwide visited the scuttling event.
How Airplane Lockheed Tristar scuttled
ASEZA recently purchased the aircraft to sink it. The reason for that was to join its military aircraft companion, the Hercules C-130 and the collection of military vehicles. Likewise at the military museum were already tanks, anti-aircraft guns, armoured cars, field guns and helicopter gunships. All these machines were sent to the bottom just in the spring of 2019. The C-130 has already become a popular hotspot for diving enthusiasts. Also, it became home to schools of fish, corals and other marine organisms.
Lockheed Tristar depth
Airplane Lockheed Tristar lies at a depth of 15m-28m.
There are relatively wide and flat sandy areas. Likewise some presence of seagrass meadows. The presence of the aircraft will allow the creation of artificial coral reefs and habitats for fish and other marine organisms. Thus an attraction for divers in that area that did not previously exist.
ASEZA paid great attention to the environmental effects of the scuttling. Because they made all measures to ensure the protection and safety of the marine environment. ASEZA co-operate with all concerned and relevant authorities and associations. First of all, before the sinking, all hazardous materials were removed to comply with the environmental best practices.
Depth: 15-28 meters
Access: boat only
Visibility: 10-30 meters
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