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WAY OF THE DRAGON

WAY OF THE DRAGON

Aghios Spyridon, Paros. We were anchored close to the church looming over this deserted piece of rock, light wind, cool water temperature. Patrick Musimu being both expert in martial arts and no limit free diving, I wanted to shoot my friend in a Kung-Fu/Meditation underwater story. The only advantage I […]

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OCEAN KING

OCEAN KING

The Red Sea, June 30th 2005, Patrick Musimu redefined the human limits with a dive on one breath to 209.6 m depth in “No Limit” discipline. 

At the time, diving below 200m depths in apnea was unthinkable. The majority of the free diving community was very skeptical about the magnitude […]

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ANSE ROYALE 300

ANSE ROYALE 300

Was it predestination to end up in Anse Royale on Mahé Island in the Seychelles to shoot the summer campaign for Pequignet Manufacture? No better location could underline more the new Manufacture diver’s watches, perfect combinations between elegance, performance and technology. We shot and tested the divers range above and […]

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RETRO 1967 DIVE

RETRO 1967 DIVE

  While preparing this subject shot last year on The Longines 1967 Heritage Divers re-edition I happened to learn the passing a couple of days ago of free diving legend ENZO MAIORCA, eternal friend and contender of Jacques Mayol, another legend of the abyss. Their competition and friendship inspired Luc […]

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LEGENDARY FIFTHY FATHOMS

LEGENDARY FIFTHY FATHOMS

As the Meltemi starts to build up in Paros, Zohra zips her wetsuit and slips in the water wearing this gorgeous Blancpain Fifthy Fathoms. The Fifty is quite a large watch at 45mm but nevertheless find graciously its place on her wrist. She adopts it immediately and reaches for the […]

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DIVING ON THE MARIANNA

DIVING ON THE MARIANNA

In July 1981 the“Marianna”, sailed from the port of Piraeus; her destination was a port in the Persian Gulf. The ship was loaded with mineral ore in both lower holds; bulk barley was loaded in the upper prow hold; sheets of metal; water supply and irrigation pipes; fertiliser, marble, as […]

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FLIRTING WITH THE DEEP BLUE

FLIRTING WITH THE DEEP BLUE

Being battle ready when you prepare an underwater shooting is part of the drill. I tried on my wrist the Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller with some mixed feelings for its bulky and heavy looking 44mm case. After a couple of minutes this marvel of technology with its perfect engineered weight balance […]

by × 21 October 2016 × 0 comments

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THE FORGOTTEN MERMAID

THE FORGOTTEN MERMAID

A sunken Kaïki on purpose, a mermaid in trouble waters, a goddess in dangerous waters, tales of the Odyssey bursting the Aegean surface…Dreams are made and dreams are lost. Strange new creatures are roaming the oceans. Their singing are haunting the pale mortals that we all are. Ulysses fills his […]

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