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Diving the Mediterranean sea, near Marseille


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#1 Bigeye Bubblefish

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 03:39 PM

Hello,

I went diving two weeks ago in the South of France near Marseille.
Marseille is known as being the place where recreational diving has been invented (Thanks to Jacques Yves Cousteau). This is also the place where he created the first regulator "Cousteau Gagnan 45".

I really love diving in the Mediterranean sea. Big walls, giant red gorgonians, clear water and large school of fish !!!
I know that many of us are reluctant to dive there, but it is not so cold... We had 21°c on the surface and 16°c around 40 meters.
A good 7mm semi-dry is perfect.

I'd like to share with you few shots taken that weekend, and hope that I'll give you the envy to try a dive in our waters !!!

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#2 Bigeye Bubblefish

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 03:43 PM

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:51 AM

Very nice, Damien! It certainly makes me want to dive there. Love those gorgonians and the fish schools.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:40 PM

Great work, nice set of pictures!!
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:57 AM

Thank you Fergus.
I'd be happy to be you dive buddy if you want to dive in France.

Thanks Marcell
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:51 PM

Great serie ! especially knowing these shots are not easy ones : )

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:05 AM

Merci Thomas !

Je suis très touché de ton message, surtout venant de toi... Grand gagnant du festival de l'image !!!
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:56 AM

Magnificent images!

But 16C is cold-water diving to the Americans...

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:16 AM

Thanks Tim.
When I went to California last June, I tested their local waters... 12°c is cold, even colder than our regular 14°C in winter.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:16 PM

AMAZING !! Is that in France ?

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:57 PM

great shot as usual :)

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:56 AM

AMAZING !! Is that in France ?


Yes this is in France, near Marseille.
One of the best diving spot in the Mediterranean.

great shot as usual :)


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