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Precontinent II (Sudan)

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Boat cruise inside the ring of coral that protects them from the waves

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Boat cruise inside the ring of coral that protects them from the waves

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Boat cruise inside the ring of coral

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Boat cruise inside the ring of coral

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The access to the interior ring of coral reef of Sha-ab Rumi

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The access to the interior ring of coral reef of Sha-ab Rumi

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Precontinent II. What remains of the underwater village of Jacques Cousteau

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Precontinent II. What remains of the underwater village of Jacques Cousteau

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The dome of the hyperbaric chamber which was the meeting room for the researchers

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The dome of the hyperbaric chamber which was the meeting room for the researchers

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Precontinent II. The interior of the dome

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Precontinent II. The interior of the dome

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Precontinent II. The interior of the dome

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Precontinent II. The interior of the dome

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Precontinent II. The interior of the dome. A small table in iron welded to the dome wall and the air bubble generated by divers

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Precontinent II. The interior of the dome. A small table in iron welded to the dome wall and the air bubble generated by divers

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Precontinent II. The interior of the dome and the air bubble generated by divers

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Precontinent II. The interior of the dome and the air bubble generated by divers

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Structure that contains tools and the underwater vehicle to movements the researchers

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Structure that contains tools and the underwater vehicle to movements the researchers

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An aquarium glass used by researchers to study the fish in their natural environment

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An aquarium glass used by researchers to study the fish in their natural environment

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The anti-shark cage used during the project Precontinent II

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The anti-shark cage used during the project Precontinent II

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The reef around the cage is full of sea fans

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The reef around the cage is full of sea fans

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The reef around the cage is full of sea fans

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The reef around the cage is full of sea fans

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The reef around the cage is full of sea fans

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The reef around the cage is full of sea fans

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On what remains of aquariums (Precontinent II area), grow big soft corals

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On what remains of aquariums (Precontinent II area), grow big soft corals

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Outer reef of Sha-ab Rumi near the southern tip

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Outer reef of Sha-ab Rumi near the southern tip

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Outer reef of Sha-ab Rumi near the southern tip

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Outer reef of Sha-ab Rumi near the southern tip

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In small barrier caves, hiding fish of various kinds like this grouper with glass fish

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In small barrier caves, hiding fish of various kinds like this grouper with glass fish

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A One-spot snapper (Lutjanus monostigma)

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A One-spot snapper (Lutjanus monostigma)

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A Spot-fin porcupinefish (Diodon hyrstrix), is hiding in a rift

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A Spot-fin porcupinefish (Diodon hyrstrix), is hiding in a rift

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Arothron diadematus

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Arothron diadematus

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The reef walls are covered with anemones with their inseparable clownfish

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The reef walls are covered with anemones with their inseparable clownfish

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Sponge of Ircinia family with goldfish (Pseudanthias) present along the reef just a few meters below the water surface

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Sponge of Ircinia family with goldfish (Pseudanthias) present along the reef just a few meters below the water surface

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A moray eel, took refuge under an umbrella coral

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A moray eel, took refuge under an umbrella coral

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A turtle Chelonia while feeding on soft corals

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A turtle Chelonia while feeding on soft corals

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Caranx ignobilis

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Caranx ignobilis

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Whitetip shark (Triaenodon obesus) on the southern tip reef

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Whitetip shark (Triaenodon obesus) on the southern tip reef

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Whitetip shark (Triaenodon obesus). Southern tip reef

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Whitetip shark (Triaenodon obesus). Southern tip reef

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Whitetip shark (Triaenodon obesus). Southern tip reef

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Whitetip shark (Triaenodon obesus). Southern tip reef

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Spotted Grunt (Plectorhinchus gaterinus), common in the Red Sea

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Spotted Grunt (Plectorhinchus gaterinus), common in the Red Sea

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Barracuda

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Barracuda

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The book of Sudan Red Sea

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The book of Sudan Red Sea

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The journey in Sha-ab Rumi

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The journey in Sha-ab Rumi


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By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 82

Shaa'ab Rumi on Google Maps.
Sha'ab Rumi is a small circular reef on the route to the north of Sudan. For its particular circular shape with a single entrance in the coral reef, has been the ideal place chosen from the french oceanographer Jaques Yves Cousteau to install (1963), an underwater village with included a dome and some pressurized chambers for researchers, biologists and naturalists that lived for one month at a depth of -15 m studying marine life and human behavior during the long stay under water. The researchs and technologies designed to experiment, gave the start to sport of the scuba diving. Today, little remains to be seen on the sandy plateau of Sha'ab Rumi if not the dome, the storage facilities where they had arranged scuba equipment and the aquariums where marine biologists studied the behavior of the fish in their natural environment. A journey into the history of diving.
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