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The Ancient underwater city Heracleion - Abu Kir / Egypt

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The city dates back to the 6th century B.C. and holds some of the most beautiful artifacts you could imagine. Things like grand statues of gods and goddesses standing well over 15 feet tall and carved out of red granite, treasures of gold and rare stones, elaborate temples and enormous tablets. This find is enormous in the historical preservation community and has been commissioned by museums around the world. This is an absolutely epic underwater find that has researchers scrambling to this part of the globe to learn about this incredibly beautiful Egyptian city. The fact that this city found underwater has been left untouched underwater for so many years is an amazing factor on its own let alone being a find as big as it truly is. These statues and artifacts are massive and nearly perfectly preserved. The attention to detail in these pieces is truly beautiful and I’m happy to see...
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The Value of Coral Reefs

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Coral reefs are valuable because they protect tropical shorelines from damage by storm waves. A recent World Bank study suggests that each square meter of coral reef in the Caribbean protects $ 47,000 in property.Coral reefs provide hundreds of thousands of people with income and food from fishing. A coral reef in prime condition can produce over 2...
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Captain O my Captain, Allah Yerhamo Reiis Shazly

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I was just informed by my colleague Solveigh that my dear friend and ex-colleague Capt. Shazly Mahmoud has passed last week. There's legends and then there's legendary in The Red Sea. Captain Shazly was such a figure. A powerfully built, and top fishermen of El Qseir (Red Sea - Egypt) in his mid 40's (if memory serves me) when I met him down in Qse...
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Red Sea liveaboard fire left divers stranded

Red Sea liveaboard fire left divers stranded
A Red Sea diving liveaboard had to be evacuated on Saturday, 13 May after what appeared to be a galley fire broke out. According to one of the 23 guests, who were left with few possessions between them, there had been no safety briefings before or after the vessel’s departure from Hurghada. The boat Overseas (formerly Dive City) and its eight crew had been chartered for a northern Red Sea reefs and wrecks itinerary from a company called Port Ghalib Divers of Marsa Alam, according to Ben Low, one of the British guests aboard the vessel. The group of 23 included French, Indian, Russian and Turkish divers, and they had hired their own Egyptian dive-guide.  After a delayed  departure the boat set off on a 90-minute journey to the first dive-site. “About 45 minutes out we saw light white smoke coming from the galley towards the bow, and smelt burning cooking...
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15 March 2017
I can just see Cousteau the father of diving turning in the grave. After the disastrous management of the Calypso by the late captain's last wife, now the last bastion of Cousteau's legacy Aqualung ha...
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14 May 2017
Aerial View of the Kodiak Queen with the Kracken. Image Owen Buggy. What if… … a WWII warship could mobilize a global network of researchers, philanthropists and artists to solve marine health problem...
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05 May 2017
A killer whale found dead on the West Coast of Scotland had the highest level of a class of banned chemicals in her blubber of any animal ever reported in the UK. The killer whale, known as Lulu, was ...
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