First underwater colony
Last updated: November 30, 2017 at 14:55 pm
1963 – Conshelf II (France). Seven divers lived underwater off Sha’ab Rumi (Sudan) in the Red Sea for one month under the supervision of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. The colony consisted of four manned habitats including a hangar for the DS-2 Diving Saucer and a tool shed. Eight additional structures including shark cages completed the colony. The main habitat called Starfish House was located at 10 m (33 ft) while the smaller Deep Cabin was located at 26 m (85 ft).
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