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PROJECT ARCH

A pioneering project to take deep panoramic photos at the Blue Hole.

The location chosen for these groundbreaking pictures was the Arch at the Blue Hole in Dahab, Red Sea, South Sinai, Egypt. Fourth Element provided finance and thermal protection for this unique challenge.

In order to take the whole natural architecture of this unique spot in one photograph the team took pictures at a depth of 100m. The site was shot in 360 degrees and then later, using software programmes, put together to form one image.

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Principal Team Members


Crispin Brake

Underwater cameraman and CCR diver. He produced and directed his first documentary ('Ultimate Dive Adventures') in feature length in 2003. Born and brought up in England, he has a BA in photography and Media. He is the creative mind behind many of the ideas that shape the products of c-19. A diving instructor himself, he worked as an underwater videographer and graphic designer for many years in Egypt. He also designed a developed the TEKcam system used in the project.


Rifat Guerboy

Technical diving instructor and has dived spots and depths that not many have seen before. He has lived and worked as a technical diving instructor for many years in the Red Sea in Egypt and now also teaches in Switzerland, Germany, Austria or England (in English, German and French).


Dan Burton

Is a professional photographer and cameraman. His work includes some early pioneering technical wreck dives, such as the recovery of US$50 million work of silver from the El Cazador at a depth of 300ft, and salvaging valuable artefacts from the thousand year old Intan Wreck in Indonesia. In the mid 90's he was part of the first (NOAA) tri-mix dive expedition to the USS Monitor. He took the images that were stitched together to make the final 360 degree panorama of the Blue Hole.

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