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Precontinent II (Sudan)

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By: Carlo Piccinelli

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It was a morning in June 1963, when the Calypso, Cousteau's oceanographic ship loaded with equipment, technicians, doctors, biologists, scientists and divers, arrived in Sha'ab Rumi. From that morning the adventure of Precontinent II began, that is, living underwater in a starfish-shaped underwater village (-15 mt). The researchers lived in the dome, the central part of the village, a pentagonal hall where the electric console and survival tools were located as well as being the meeting place between researchers and "visitors". Two arms of the “star” were used as bedrooms, in a third arm there were the bathrooms and showers while access to the outside was via passages that led directly into the water. In the fourth arm, there was the kitchen, a laboratory and the dark room for the development of the photographs. On July 23, 1963, 38 days after the adventure began, Cousteau declared the mission ended. A journey into the story of scubadiving explorations.
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