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Water Within Water

Renee Blundon pulls herself up the line, a freediving discipline called free-immersion, as her buddy, Kevin Ellis accompanies her to the surface. Renee's eyes are closed as see concentrates fully on relaxin...
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Pole-Spearing at Mbuda

Spearfisherman, Van Reynders, from South Africa, pole-spears off the coast of Mbudya Island in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Spearfishing is illegal in most of Tanzania waters, however, pole-spearing is permitte...
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Reef Diving in Sharm

Freediving instructor, Marlon Quinn freedives down to the majestic and beautiful coral reef off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, just days before he takes part as a candidate in the 6th Annual Apnea Aca...
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The Freedom of Freediving

Rhona McGregor Potgieter experiences the freedom of freediving for the very first time in Kilwa, Tanzania. An avid scuba diver, it is a moment of simplicity and joy, as she glides in supreme tranquility along...
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Spearfisherman Ascent

Spearfisherman, Kevin Ellis, ascends from the coral wall dropoff in Kilwa Bay. With pole spear in hand, he peers into the blue of the sea, meditatively, invoking a remedial sense of peace and space within h...
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Arriving Back to Shore

Expat divers residing in Dar es Salaam; Kevin Ellis, Daniela Schofield and Ulric Charteris, arrive back to shore in Kilwa Bay, Tanzania after a long, fun-filled day of scuba...
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Pole Spearing in Kilwa

Kevin Ellis pole spears at the coral drop-off in Kilwa Bay, waiting still and patient for a game fish to come by. Spearfishing is illegal in Tanzania, however, spearfishing with...
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With Pole Spear in Hand

With a light grip of a pole spear, Kevin Ellis, fins into the depths of the Indian Ocean, reducing amplitude as he begins to sink towards the coral wall. He uses as little energy as possible, in order to maxi...
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Line Diving Ascent

Kevin Ellis ascends from the depths of the Indian Ocean while line diving to fine-tune freediving technique. Photo taken in Kilwa, Tanzania, known for its excellent visibility and abundant marine life....
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Sohal Surgeonfish

A sohal surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal) photographed in the Red Sea, in a seaward edge of a reef off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sohal surgeonfish are a common species and feed on various kinds of a...
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Drifting Righteously

Giampiero Genovese's figure drifts righteously towards the surface of a dark blue sea with heartfelt fondness and bubbles swarming. His return from the silent depth fills him with peace, his spirit is free, his...
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Taking a Ride in the Red Sea

Apnea Academy instructors, Sergio Soria and Giampiero Genovese, grip the metal bar of the sled as they go for a ride side by side, into the dark blue of the Red Sea while holding their breath. They put in pract...
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Into the Blue

Freediver and Apnea Academy instructor, Daniel Cordova, from Chile dives deep into the blue off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh at the tip of the Sinai peninsula in Egypt...
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Scuba Divers at Blue Hole

Scuba divers cruise along the edge of the submarine sinkhole, known as the Blue Hole, located a few kilometers north of Dahab, Egypt in the Red Sea. The sinkhole is approximately 130 meters deep and is surr...
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Exploring the Red Sea

WaterMaarq freediving instructor, Marlon Quinn, explores the giant coral bommies of the Red Sea the days before the Apnea Academy Instructor Course. Photo taken off the coast of Sharm Club in Sharm El Sheik...
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Taking a Breath

A giant sea turtle, most likely a Chelonia mydas, taking a breath of air with freediver, Daniel Cordova beyond. Like all reptiles, sea turtles have lungs so they...
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The Edge of the Blue Hole

The edge of the Blue Hole, a popular diving site in Sinai, Egypt, located just a few kilometers north of Dahab, Egypt. A local legend has it that the Blue Hole is...
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Ascending from 50 Meters

Renee Blundon and Apnea Academy instructor, Sergio Soria, ascends from a glorious 50 meter, no limits freedive in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Renee just recently joined the Apnea Academy team after completing t...
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The Pathway to Sharm Diving

The pathway in Sharm El Sheikh leading to the coral drop-off where freedivers head out to prepare for the 6th Annual Apnea Academy International Instructor Course....
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At the Drop-off

Marlon Quinn, owner and instructor from Australia's Watermaarq Freediving, breathes-up in preparation for some easy-going dives alongside the 15 meter coral drop-off in Sharm El Sheikh, making the most of h...
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A Picture-Perfect Descent

The day before the start of the AA International Instructor's Course, Marlon Quinn, owner and instructor from Australia's Watermaarq Freediving, descends picture perfectly, with camera in-hand, into the Red...
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Like a Merman

Apnea Academy instructor, Giampiero Genovese, from Italy (currently residing in Brussles) swims as graceful as a merman along the reef in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt during Blue Week...
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At the Platform

Apnea Academy instructors and instructors in-training gather at the platform on day one of the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructors Course after training in constant weight. The course, lead by Umberto Peli...
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Looking Down at the Blue Hole

The view from atop the Blue Hole looking downwards at the coral wall drop-off.  The submarine sinkhole, located in east Sinai, Egypt, is 130 meters (462.5 feet) deep and surrounded with an abundance of cora...