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Underwater visibility

Franck's team explains the weather's impact on the excavation work

"When people see the beautiful underwater photography that accompanies the exhibitions of artifacts that we recover during excavations, they remark that the visibility must always be good.

But in fact the normal visibility is generally poor, and sometimes downright bad. Like today, for example.…


What everybody wants to know

We can talk about underwater archaeological tools and techniques all day long, but what everybody wants to know is...

..."what do you eat on board?"
Fortunately for us, we have a Chef de Cuisine on board. George loves to cook as much as we love to eat his meals, and his speciality is pastries. Thanks George! I hope we fit into our dive suits in the morning!

La question que tout le monde se pose...
Nous débattons…


Getting to work in a Sunken City

Franck's team explains the daily routine at the excavation site

"Getting to work on time is rarely a problem here in Down Town Heracleion. Traffic at street level is sparse, with only about 15 commuters in the entire city. The fact that the city sank over a thousand years ago might have something to do with it.

So after meeting for morning coffee at our…


Greetings from the excavation site in Egypt

Franck Goddio's Team is resuming excavations at Thonis-Heracleion

"We're all excited about this season's excavations and optimistic that there will be many remarkable new finds. The weather looks promising, but many people mistakenly believe that being just off the coast of Egypt the weather is always warm, or even hot. They might be surprised to see the divers…