Hercules-C130 Plane Wreck

Aqaba's newest dive site is the C130-Hercules plane wreck.

After serving its time in the Jordanian Air Force, the retired Lockheed C130 Hercules military aircraft was laid in its final resting place on 16 November 2017, to become an artificial reef in the Gulf of  Aqaba.

 

The C130-Hercules is 112 ft (34 m) long plane with a wingspan of 132 ft (40 m).

Before sinking it, all the fuel, paint and hazardous materials from the aircraft were removed.

The plane now sits about 300 meters from shore, in a depth at around 15 meters, making it easily accessible to divers and visible to snorkelers and from glass-bottom boats as well.

 

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