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DNA MAN OR DOLPHIN? THE ULTIMATE DIVE

DNA MAN OR DOLPHIN? THE ULTIMATE DIVE

Not since 1976, when Jacques Mayol’s 100 meter dive shattered the record of Italian diver Enzo Maiorca, (the first man to dive below 50 meters) has there been such a momentous occasion in freediving. On the 5th of July 2005, Patrick Musimo is set to take the planet by storm, using his revolutionary technique he will make the Ultimate Dive into the Red Sea – down to 200 meters! The current record for the freediving category of No Limit is 171 meters; Loic Leferme achieved this in October 2004. Patrick’s attempt to dive almost 30 meters deeper than this will be an astonishing feat, he will set a new difficult benchmark for his freediving counterparts and will be contributing to scientific advances in the field of diving. Jacques Mayol’s favorite quote was “Homo Delphinus is not just a concept” perhaps pioneers like Jacques and Patrick can truly take us there.

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Saving SS Thistlegorm

Saving  SS Thistlegorm

John Kean is author of 'SS Thistlegorm, The True Story of the Red Sea's Greatest Ship Wreck'. He is also a board member of Sharm El Sheikh's SSDM organization. In October...

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SS Thistlegorm: Closed for Conservation

SS Thistlegorm: Closed for Conservation
The wreck of the SS Thistlegorm will be inaccessible to divers for a period of one month from 15th November till 15th December 2007 whilst urgent conservation measures ta...
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Artificial Reef with a difference!

Artificial Reef with a difference!

One of the ships, the Million Hope, was first on the list to be salvaged from the waters of the Red Sea. With the aid of some quick thinking from James Tunney, College St...

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THE BATTLE FOR GIFTUN

THE BATTLE FOR GIFTUN

The Drums of Battle:

It all started with a news item appearing on Egyptian TV in the first week of April. A major investment was being proposed to the government by some I...

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Coming back from the southern dive sites of Dahab in the afternoon, driving with the car over the last hill, looking down to the lagoon with its
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Abu Hashish sounds like it has something to do with drugs and some people say that this reef got its name from the contraband cargo of a boat that
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The wreck of the SS Thistlegorm will be inaccessible to divers for a period of one month from 15th November till 15th December 2007 whilst urgent
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