Images courtesy of Martin Little and Tanked Up Underwater Imaging.
A few months ago, I was searching the Web for a site that listed football web sites by countries. Lo and behold was my surprise and pleasure to find a veritable treasure from the Red Sea.
Tanked Up Underwater Imaging of Dahab, Egypt (in the South Sinai), who according to their web site are a business…
“Specialising in underwater photography. Among our services are digital underwater camera hire, videography, editing and promotional film work. We hire out Sea & Sea fully integrated digital underwater cameras and also have a few very high quality analogue cameras for hire…
The owners of Tanked Up Underwater Imaging are Dean and Martin. They have been regular visitors to the Sinai and Dahab in particular since the early 90’s. Both learnt to dive in Dahab, when it was quite different to now. In those days it was part of the backpacker circuit acting as a start point down through Africa or a chill out point before hitting Europe…
With dive sites like the Canyon and the Blue Hole, Dahab has a unique place in the diving world. Both these world famous dives and numerous other sites around Dahab are shore dives. With very little current, and so much to see, these are dives for newly certified and experienced divers alike.”
That is their day job. Fortunately for those us who prefer terra firma, (but please examine their excellent photographic skills and wonderful images at the site) they have provided a wonderful resource for World Football. They have mapped all of the major European leagues, along with several other competitions, with physical locations, team web sites, and historical statistics.
Interactive World Football Maps
For example, take a look at the map of the Premiership. You not only learn geography, but the rich history, traditional team badges of the respective teams, direct links to official home pages, along with historical results of various competitions. They have created maps for all of the major European leagues, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup, African Nations Cup, and one for Major League Soccer.
Efforts such as this project contribute to the collective knowledge of World Football. On behalf of all fans, I would like to thank Martin Little and his team for their tremendous efforts. If you appreciate underwater photography, and like to dive in exotic locales, I am certain that they could steer you in the proper direction.
For a Dahab Dive Site Guide video, please click here.
To visit their main interactive football maps page, please click here.
Incredible Underwater Images
Excellent Interactive Maps
For example, you can take a look at Tottenham Hotspur. Martin Little has supported Spurs for a lifetime.
Speaking of other Spurs who like to dive… 🙂
No offense intended to Mr. Klinsmann who is a true legend of Tottenham Hotspur and World Football.
Images courtesy of Match-Worn.
“It was a very special moment because before the game started we were welcomed at Sheffield Wednesday’s stadium by all the diving signs, 5.9, 5.8, all that sort of thing and we were all laughing about it. Teddy Sheringham came up and said ‘Jurgen, if you score your first goal here, we’re all going to do a dive’. It was like all the pieces of the puzzle came together, I scored the goal and the whole team came over and did the dive. The wonderful thing was that the fans from Sheffield even laughed about it. Everyone took it the right way and it was a great way to start the season.”
Spurs fans, something tells me that you may receive a special discount if you visit Dahab…
Steve Amoia is the author and editor of World Football Commentaries, and also writes for Soccerlens.