Ages ago in the southeast of Africa a piece of land broke off and drifted towards the sea. It is now a day journey by ship away from Mosambique. Madagaskar is the fourth biggest isle in the world. Being isolated since 150 million years, a unique nature has developed with rare species of plants and animals. The locals in the land of lemurs and chameleons, of perfume and vanilla are extremely poor. It is however a paradise, full of natural wonders and shaped by an old culture. Nosy Be, nominal the Big Island, is the paradise outpost with a diameter of about 20 km. The sea outside contains a fantastic underwater world.

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Egypt – Quo Vadis?

The popular uprising in 2010 banished the tourists from Egypt. Now the country are of high priority again. The Red Sea: Hans Hass and Jacques Cousteau dived ahead – thousends upon thousends followed. The small town Dahab on the Sinai Pininsula is still a place of pilgrimage. „The hype surrounding the blue hole – uncredible“, says the marine biologist Dr. Robert Hofrichter. On some days a caravan of Hundrets of snorkelers and divers is moving to the 110 meters deep hole. The natural phenomenon, just a stone’s throw away from the beach, is considered as one of the most dangerous diving plaves in the world. The memorial tables at the rocks are telling the dramas.

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