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Camouflaged Crocodilefish

A crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), also known as the tentacled flathead, lies across soft corals, waiting for prey to swim past. These fish are extremely well camouflaged...
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Giant Moray in Hiding

A giant moray eel, Gymnothorax javanicus, stares out from his cave in the coral reef off the coast of Dar es Salaam. These eels grow up to up to three meters, the head...
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A Pair of Redband Lizardfish

A pair of redband lizardfish (Synodus variegatis) rest on the coral, ready to seize any passing morsel that will fit into their mouth....
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Puffer Hiding Out in a Sponge

A short spined pufferfish, or blow fish as they are sometimes called, rests inside an unusually shaped sponge, hidden from predators. These fish often wedge themselves into crevices, and if threatened they'...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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Preparing for Personal Best DNF

After a series of warm-up dynamic-no-fins, Lilian Lehmann relaxes in the sunshine poolside in preparation for her personal best DNF. This is in training for her Second Level Apnea Academy course in Dar es S...
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Free-Immersion Line Diving

Spearfisherman, Van Reynders, practices mental training and relaxation freediving techniques with free-immersion line diving. Diving buddy, Kevin Ellis spots him as he ascends from a >20 depth....
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Monofin Training

Lilian Lehman swims underwater with a Trainer 2 plate monofin while practicing proper monofin technique during her Level 2 Apnea Academy course in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania....
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White-Spotted Puffer

A white-spotted puffer (Arothron hispidus). Photographed on a shallow coral reef off the coast of Mbudya Island in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This ornate pufferfish can reach up to 50 cm (19.6") in length....
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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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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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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...
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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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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....