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RED SEA TECHNICAL DIVING

RED SEA TECHNICAL DIVING

I first dived the Red Sea just after Moses and the Israelites had crossed it. No, that’s an exaggeration but now it does seem like a very long time ago.
Scuba-diving was in its infancy and most of the experienced dive-guides had learnt their business from being backpackers who had a go at diving. They did a lot of diving and had a tremendous amount of experience together with masses of in-water confidence, yet their theoretical knowledge of diving could be a little sparse.
The calm clear deep water invited the intrepid to go deep. There soon grew up among dive-guides a deep-diving culture that was to claim many lives. The Blue Hole at Dahab regularly claimed divers and, in those days, military ‘helium-divers’ from the Israeli were called in to recover the bodies.

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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, l...

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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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No Bubbles Photography

No Bubbles Photography

By: Kimmo Hagman

The weather conditions couldn't have been better for this early morning dive. The south Red Sea safari was starting to near its end and both crew and gues...

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New World Depth Record

New World Depth Record

By : Volker Clausen


The Egyptian Red Sea is no new stage for diving world records, we have seen in the past couple of years Yasmin Dalkilic achieve the incredible de...

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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 ...

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Saving SS Thistlegorm

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