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Sahika’s Back in the Blue Hole

Sahika Ercumen, who just recently broke the constant weight national record in Turkey, a depth of 72 meters, trains in constant weight freediving in Dahab's Blue Hole with safety diver, Gus Kreivenas, in pr...

Ascending with Grace

Rodolfo Escalante, from Playa del Carmen, Mexico, ascends gracefully from a free-immersion dive in Dahab's Blue Hole. The coral wall which surrounds the famous submarine sinkhole can be seen in the background. ...

Free-Immersion Freefall: A Poem

Deep in the ocean blue I'm alone with my thoughts, Sinking into an abyss, Falling towards the edge of something... A desolate path, But I travel it anyway...

Bomb at Bongoyo Patches

An unexploded home made bomb, photographed at the popular Dar es Salaam dive site, Bongoyo Patches, lays benign nestled among corals. Bombs such as these are made with a water bottle containing a mixture of...

Last Sled Dive of the Day

Last sled dive of the day in Dahab's Blue Hole, with William Winram and Renee Blundon retrieving the bottom weight on the no-limits variable weight sled. This is milliseconds after the divers released the s...
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Rodolfo Robatti in No Limits

Rodolfo Robatti from Switzerland, just moments after releasing the no-limits sled at 25 meters while coming up from a >75 meter dive in Dahab's Blue Hole. Donned with a new prototype of fluid goggles, which ...

William Winram Descends to 90M

Freediving world record holder, William Winram, descends on the no-limits sled to 90 meters, the bottom of the Blue Hole in Dahab. He wears the same Trygon noseclip and custom-made Trygon fluid goggles that he ...

Cape Seahorse – Facts and Photographs

A Knysna or Cape Seahorse (Hippocampus capensis) gazes skyward in its tank at Ushaka Marine World. The future of its species far from secure. The Cape seahorse is related to the more common Indo-Pacific sea...
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The Shad

A shad, Pomatomus saltatrix, peers curiously at the photographer, probably with food on its mind in some way or the other. The shad is known as an "elf" in South Africa, "tailor" in Australia and "bluefish"...

Free-Immersion at Lighthouse

Freediving instructor, Shaun Blue pulls up from a 37 meter dive in Lighthouse, during free-immersion training off the coast of Dahab, Egypt. A popular place for freediving, Lighthouse is a protected bay with mo...

Gus and Adam Freediving in Dahab

Gus Kreivenas (right) and Adam De La Mare (left) freedive in the clear, warm waters off the coast of Dahab, Egypt, one of the most beautiful training-spots in the world for freedivers....

Freedive Freefall in Blue Hole

Free-falling in Dahab’s Blue Hole, drifting effortlessly into the deep, I stare straight ahead, mesmerizingly at the line slipping past, alone with myself and my thoughts, focusing on relaxing, equalizing, and ...

The Eye of a Batfish-

A longfin batfish, Platax teira peers at the photographer. Because of the effect of water on light, it has fixed pupils that do not adjust to changes in the intensity of light. Compared to terrestrial an...

Final Ocean Session

Thomas Allan, from the UK, accommodates, freediver / spearfisherman, Keven Ellis to the surface during his final ocean session of his Level 1 Apnea Academy freediving course in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania....
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Betty Breathes-Up After a “Fantastic” Dive

Betty Nandi, aka Beata Grickevich, breathes up with dive buddy Kristof Coenen in preparation for a deep constant weight dive in Dahab's Blue Hole. This is within a week after participating in Dahab's RedCcu...
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Rough Triggerfish – Facts and Photographs

Rough triggerfish, also known as spotted oceanic triggerfish (Canthidermis maculata)  spend their lives away from the coast, living in floating flotsam and wreckage. Given that triggerfish normally use thei...

Kevin Breathes-Up

Kevin Ellis, a spearfisherman from Cape Town, South Africa, breathes-up off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in preparation for a line dive to >25 meters, while dive buddies, Renee Blundon and Tom A...

Renee’s Last Dive in Tanzania

Apnea Academy freediving instructor, Renee Blundon, heads to 30 meters (98 feet) while line diving off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, while diving buddies, Kevin Ellis and Thomas Allan look on. This ...
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It’s Dory in Finding Nemo

Paracanthus hepatus, perhaps better known to many millions of people as Dory in the Disney Pixar films Finding Nemo and its sequel Finding Dory, is also known as a regal tang, a blue tang, palette surgeon f...
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Pink Ghost Crab

A pink ghost crab (Ocypode ryderi), rescued from a nearby swimming pool and returned to the beach, puts on his best threatening behavior to try and scare me away. The so called ghost crabs are nocturnal sca...

Freedive Ascent – A Poem

I ascend from the ocean floor, Through shafts of wondrous sunlight. My mind dabbles in a state of pleasure, And in marvelous rebellion. Defying mind, breath and pressure, I'm enveloped, In a liquid elem...
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Ocean Session in Dar es Salaam

Freedive instructor, Renee Blundon, describes a bit about equalization physiology during a Level 1 Apnea Academy ocean session on a cloudy and choppy day in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Level 1 candidate, Thoma...
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Breathing-up For Static

Apnea Academy First Level students in Dar es Salaam relax and breathe-up in preparation for their first personal best static apnea. In the end, Tom Allan was the winner, with a breath-hold of 3'19" - impres...
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Level 1 Ready for First Pool Session

First Level freediving students, Tom Allan from the UK, Patrick Kimaro and Rama Namkoveka, both from Tanzania pose for a photo with Apnea Academy instructor, Renee Blundon, before their first static apnea pool ...
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Shades of a Longfin Batfish

A Longfin batfish, Platax teira, glides through the water, the obliterate vertical dark line across its eye and black pupil disguises the eye's locations. Additionally the coloring provides camouflage in wa...