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Bosra Al Cham: The forgotten Capital

Prestige issue 113, October 2002
Its basalt stones fit together in a vivid testimony of the history of several civilizations. Quoted on the tablets of Tell Amarna, correspondence between the pharaoh and the Phoenician kings. Second capital of the Nabateans after Petra, seat of the Roman governor of the time of Trajan, deeply Arab…

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Saidoun The Sunken City

Prestige issue 118, March 2003
Once there was Saidoun, a lost city island, which disappeared into the depths of the sea, an island that created so many legends and raised envy; we end up believing that only it existed in the imagination of Phoenician and Greek historians, until … when a diver discovered quite by chance, one kilometer off Sidon, the remains of a city.

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Sea turtle in Lebanon: a Lesson of Survival

Prestige issue 119, April 2003
Imagine a history dating back 100 million years, the story of an animal that has succeeded where the almighty dinosaurs failed: survive, despite climate changes. Today, a greater threat to the turtle, a danger that was not intended by nature: the destructive hand of man. In Lebanon, it was barely mentioned until the day when a woman met them by chance

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On the edge of discoveries

Prestige issue 122, July 2003
Testimonials from father to son. Fishermen from this coastal village speak of a plane shot in the Second World War and turned into a ball of fire, evidence that pass into legend until, more than half a century later, diving off the coast, we found a wreck lying12meters deep. But what is the identity of this mysterious plane?

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The Fascinating Universe of our Seabed

Prestige August 2003, issue 123
Our Mediterranean, which caresses the shores of Lebanon, hosts fauna and flora of incredible wealth. We do not realize it but as long as we indulge ourselves in the pleasures of diving, it is a whole world that is revealed to us and that we should think about protecting to save our ecosystem.

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Descent in the World of silence

Prestige issue 124, September 2003
Fascinating pictures. To get them, we had to disturb the world of silence and make no less than twenty dives… by 60 meters deep! Strong running water, poor visibility, all must be taken into account. Wreck diving requires hard training , a very specific technique, and the use of several gas mixtures.

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Greetings from the Kingdom of the Sea

Prestige issue 125, October 2003
Sarah, very comfortable as a fish in water, does not hesitate to remove the oxygen mask to send fans of the “Dive” column aquatic kisses.

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Dolphins of the Red Sea

Prestige issue 132, May 2004
It’s off Marsa Alam, two hours from the shore, that these photos were taken. A wonderful little bay houses these “nice friends” of the man affectionately known as the “dolphin house.” Equipped with masks and snorkels-the bubbles produced by scuba equipment would spooked dolphins-we move slowly, cautiously,

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The Mighty Thistlegorm

Prestige issue 134, July 2004
We are a few hours of Sharm el Sheikh, the heart of the Red Sea. The Thistlegorm was discovered for the first time by Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau who published a book about it without giving its exact location. It was only in the 90s that divers were found by pure chance on the deck of the Thistlegorm and brought back to our memory the

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Fish of the Red Sea

Prestige issue 137, October 2004
Surprising, this fascinating and wonderful underwater world that hosts wildlife of extraordinary richness.Let’s discover these species of shapes, colors and with different ways of life.

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