Longest stay in an underwater habitat (Africa)
Last updated: March 31, 2020 at 4:42 am
Conshelf II (Précontinent II) (France) | 1963 — Seven divers lived in Conshelf II colony 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 (manned for one week) was located at 26 m (85 ft). Divers working from Deep Cabin dove to depths reaching 110 m (361 ft). Conshelf II is documented in the 1964 documentary film World Without Sun.
World Without Sun (1964)
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