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A SURVIVORS TALE

A SURVIVORS TALE

By: PETER COLLINGS, SS1 PLATINUM PRO 5000


Since witnessing the sinking of the Giannis D in 1983 Peter Collings has commuted between England and the Red Sea diving, locating, identifying and surveying many wrecks. His efforts were rewarded recently when His Excellency the Governor of South Sinai - Mr. Moustafa Afifi presented Peter (and Aymen Moussa of the Tornado Fleet) with “Awards of Excellence” in recognition of the contribution to tourism over the last 15 years.Now he gives us this bizarre tale from a first hand account of a lucky sailor.

One of the most popular diving areas in the world has to be ABU NUHAS. Its proximity to Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm has ensured its claim to fame.

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THE WRECK OF THE S.S. ULYSSES

THE WRECK OF THE  S.S. ULYSSES

During our northern “classic wreck tour” we visited approximately 18 different wrecks in one week.

The Ulysses, one of the most popular wrecks which is of...

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In Deep at the AIDA Freediving Team World Championships

In Deep at the AIDA Freediving Team World Championships


From the 1-12th December 2006, Makadi Bay played host to the Fifth AIDA Freediving Team World Championships.  Teams came from 28 countries as far a field as Ve...
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The pros and cons of Wreck Detection

The pros and cons of Wreck Detection
Since 1978, by design or chance, Peter Collings has been involved in the discovery, location and identification of many wrecks in Egyptian waters, aided by a team of expe...
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Free diving a contest with oneself

Free diving a contest with oneself
The delicate but muscular Italian put soap in her suit to make the rubber glide over her body like a second skin. Only James Bond looked better in a wetsuit! Linda Pagane...
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So there we were in the wilderness that is the Southern Red Sea. Our only engine had fallen silent. Bits of the Turbo were spread all over the dive
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