The Mediterranean sea of a thousand hues… Her clear waters allow us to explore and marvel at her depths, making her a prized destination for all divers. At once mythical and mysterious, the Mediterranean offers an array of sunken treasures, some dating back to times immemorial. Nowadays, she is France's most popular tourist destination, providing a refreshing source of appeasement during the hot summer days, as well as, all year round, all types of aquatic sports. Covering a total area of some 2.5 million km2, the Mediterranean has always been a major maritime route, serving civilizations such as those of ancient Egypt, Phoenicia, Mesopotamia, Persia, the Greek City States, the Roman Empire, the Berbers… The Mediterranean has thus played a major role in the development of the world as we know it.