Underwater city on low tide

Underwater City off Mafia Island, Tanzania

PHOTOGRAPHY BY HANNAH JANE AND ALAN SUTTON While on a helicopter flight off the usual flight path to Mafia Island off the coast of Tanzania, the tide was low and I spotted an unusually shaped formation in t...
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Bongoyo Patches – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALAN SUTTON  Bongoyo Patches Bongoyo patches is to the east of Bongoyo Island north of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The reef extends out in patches. It is relatively flat dropping off on t...
Jellyfish or Sea Jellies Upside down jelly Cassiopea andromeda

Jellyfish or Sea Jellies which is correct ?

Despite the name, jellyfish are not fish and the term is not scientifically appropriate, many scientists are beginning to refer to them as jellies or sea jellies in a similar fashion to the name change occu...
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Bluebottles – Stings and All You Need to Know

The bluebottle, (Indo-Pacific) Portuguese man of war, bloublasie and sometimes mistakenly called the bluebottle jellyfish, gets its names from its float. The float resembles a bottle or an old Portuguese ma...
Slipper coral Herpolitha limax

Slipper Coral – Facts and Photographs

Slipper coral (Herpolitha limax) also known as boomerang or tongue coral, is a large polyp stony type of mushroom coral in its own genus Herpolitha and it is the only member of the genus. As with the other ...
coral rock cod, Cephalopholis miniata, is also known as the coral hind, miniatus grouper, miniata grouper, vermilion seabass, and coral grouper

Coral Rock Cod – Facts and Photographs

The coral rock cod, Cephalopholis miniata, is also known as the coral hind, miniatus grouper, miniata grouper, vermilion seabass, and coral grouper. APPEARANCE The coral rock cod has a typical grouper sha...

Diving on Mafia Island, Tanzania

Whale shark off Mafia Island  PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALAN SUTTON Mafia Island is situated  25 km from mainland Tanzania and is approximately 130 kilometers south east of Dar es Salaam. The island is 48 kilometer...
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Mark in Free-Immersion

Mark va de Fliert pulls himself down the line during a free-immersion dive in Dahab's famous Blue Hole. Mark descended to -15 meters (49 feet!) in his second ever ocean session during Desert Diver's Level 1 Fre...

Scuba Divers at the Blue Hole

Scuba divers dive along the abundant coral wall on the outskirts of the Dahab's Blue Hole in Egypt. Photo taken on breath-hold by Renee Blundon.  ...

Line Diving in Dutch Springs

See what it's like to line dive in Dutch Springs lake in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in this short video clip! Cold deep thermoclines made for quite the challenge for freediver, Renee Blundon, “At 15 meters (49 ...
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Hills of Dynamited Corals

Gigantic hills of lifeless, fragmented corals juxtapose patches of recovering reef off the remote coast of Sinda Island in Tanzania. Tanzania is home to an extensive network of coral reefs in which the biod...

Free-Immersion in Dutch Springs

Renee Blundon 'warms-up' with free-immersion line diving in Dutch Springs Lake of Pennsylvania. The chilly deep thermoclines made for quite the challenge, "It felt like I was diving through a bucket of ice-wate...
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Renee in Nungwi

Renee Blundon glides along the surface of the water between freedives while battling with strong high-tide currents. Photo was taken off the coast of Nungwi, Zanzibar by Barret Harvey.  ...

Freediving at Kilwa’s Wall

Renee Blundon freedives happily alongside Kilwa bay's coral wall, lost in a garland of shimmering pastels and textures. The magnificent wall, cradled by tumbling, warm currents, hosts grand plumes of anemon...

Between Dives

Renee Blundon, rests at the freediving buoy between dives off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, training with a new carbon fiber monofin and working on monofin and free-fall technique....
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Ascending with Monofin

Freediver, Renee Blundon, ascends from ocean depths with a Waterways Glide monofin while line diving off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania....

Absorbed by a Shoal

Freediver, Renee Blundon, is absorbed by a shoal of transparent longspine glasses (Ambassis productus) in Nungwi, Zanzibar. Photo taken on breath-hold by underwater photographer / videographer, Barret Harvey. ...

Drifting Down

Renee Blundon drifts down to the sea floor through shimmering shoals in Nungwi, Zanzibar. Photo taken on breath hold by underwater photographer / videographer, Barret Harvey.   DRIFTING DOWN © SEAUNS...
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Hanging in Zanzibar

Renee Blundon hangs on the line at 12 meters in Nungwi, Zanzibar in preparation for deep dives during her SSI Level 3 training with Freedive International. Photo taken on breath-hold by SSI freediving instr...
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Supreme Tranquility

Exploring the underwater realms of Zanzibar on a single breath of air is an experience of supreme tranquility. Here freediver, Renee Blundon, is among...
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Ascending Through Baitballs

Renee Blundon ascends through shimmering baitballs of fish in Nungwi, Zanzibar. Photo taken on breath hold by underwater photographer / videographer, Barret Harvey...

The Passenger

I was making a sunset dive with the intention of photographing mandarinfish mating when I spotted this beautiful solar powered nudibranch. I was already busy photographing...
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Hanging in Nungwi

Renee Blundon hangs beneath the jet-ski platform in Nungwi, Zanzibar among shoals of shimmering bait balls. Photo taken on breath-hold...

Finning Up With a View

Renee Blundon fins up from 40 meters while enjoying the view of Mnemba Atoll's coral wall, which appears more like the surface of the moon rather than an underwater landscape. Photo taken on breath-hold by ...

Renee with Mnemba in the Distance

Suited-up freediver, Renee Blundon, smiles for a photo on the boat headed and ready for deep diving at Mnemba Atoll. The uninhabited yet exclusive, Mnemba Island, known for it's "barefoot luxury," located j...

Surrounded

There is nothing more incredible than being surrounded by shoals of glittering fish in a the tropical, clear blue Indian Ocean. Here freediver, Renee Blundon, glides through bait balls of fish off the coast...