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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.

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THE WRECK OF THE S.S. ULYSSES

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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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