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    Divers excavate the wreck site of the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's ship. The Esmeralda was commanded by Da Gama's uncle, who went down with all aboard in 1503.

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    Blue Water Recoveries' expedition ship is seen in Ghubbat ar Rahib bay, in the area where the Esmeralda was found off Al Hallaniyah island in Oman's Dhofar region.

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    A Blue Water Recoveries diver sweeps the ocean floor in search of artifacts from the Esmeralda.

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