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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....
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Heading to Mnemba Atoll

Headed for deep freediving at Mnemba Atoll in Zanzibar during my SSI Level 3 course in Zanzibar. Spearfisherman and skipper, David DuPavillon, drives attentively in shallow waters to avoid running aground w...
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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...
Seychelles Butterflyfish Chaetodon madagaskariensis

Seychelles Butterflyfish

A seychelles butterflyfish (Chaetodon madagaskariensis) on a coral reef off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Seychelles butterflyfish are found in the Indian Ocean from eastern Africa to Cocos-Keeling ...
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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...
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Spearfishing in Zanzibar

Barret Harvey waits silent and still for fish to come close, while camouflaged with the sea floor 15 meters below. Photo taken on breath-hold off the coast of Nungwi, Zanzibar...
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Grumpy Moray Eel

A grumpy moray eel attempts to warn off potential predators by showing off his sharp pearly whites and his large gaping mouth. Photographed while scuba...
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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...
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Zebra Lionfish in Dar es Salaam

A zebra lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra), also known as a dwarf lionfish, rests on a barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Lionfish have venomous spines that can b...
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Clear Blue Freediving

Renee Blundon freedives to >29 meters at Shark North last Sunday in the clear blue waters of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She aspires to reach 40 meters in the coming weeks...
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Surgeonfish at Jena Reef

Two reasonably sized surgeonfish, photographed while scuba diving at Jena Reef, off the coast of Mafia Island in Tanzania. The distinctive characteristic of this fish is the scalpel-like spines, one or more...
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Scuba Diving at Jena Reef

Scuba diver, Galina Molchanova, immersed in sea goldies at Jena Reef. The marine reserve is a half hour boat ride off the coast of Mafia Island in Tanzania.
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A Mated Pair

A mated pair of moorish idols (Zanclus cornutus) photographed while scuba diving at Bongoyo Patches, a 15 meter deep reef off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Moorish idols are often seen alone, but th...
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Headshot of a Whale Shark

Headshot of a whale shark (Rhincodon typus), photographed while snorkeling off the coast of Mafia Island in Tanzania. Whale sharks are the biggest sharks and the biggest fish in the world...
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Sea Squirt

A sea squirt (Ascidiacea), also known as an ascidian, photographed off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Sea squirts are sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders, characterized by a tough outer "tuni...
Baby Sea Turtle

Baby Sea Turtle

A freshly hatched baby sea turtle makes its instinctive scramble from Kimbiji's white sandy beach to the warm Indian Ocean water. An NGO called Sea Sense has been working in partnership with the local commu...
Whale Shark

Tailing a Whale Shark

A snorkeler "tailing" an ambiguous whale shark off the coast of Mafia Island in Tanzania. The whale shark's tail is about as long as the height of a person, with the overall...
Domino Damselfish (Dascyllus albisella)

Domino Damsels

Domino damsels (Dascyllus trimaculatus) photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Their grey to black bodies have two lateral white spots and one between the eyes. Generally,...
Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Lionfish on Slemmestad

A red lionfish (Pterois volitans) perched on the base of the Slemmestad Wreck in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Red lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific region, as well as the western and central Pacific and o...
Leopard blenny (Exallias brevis)

Leopard Blenny

Mug shot of a leopard blenny (Exallias brevis), hiding from predators inside a barrel coral. Photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo shot with a Sony DSC-RX100M II Ca...
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Glorious Ascent

Ascending from a sunset free-dive in Msasani Bay, Dar es Salaam. Photo extracted from video footage of a GoPro HERO3+ with LCD Touch BacPac, filmed by yours truly....
tasseled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala)

Tasseled Scorpionfish

A colorfully patterned tasseled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala) perched atop a coral bommie. Photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo shot with a Sony DSC-RX10...
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Black Volitan Lionfish

A black volitan lionfish (Pterois volitans) with venomous spines fully outstretched in efforts to deter the photographer, a potential predator. Photographed while scuba diving off...
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Whale Shark & Travallies

A whale shark (Rhincodon typus) coasts along Tanzanian waters with a large school of golden trevallies (Gnathanodon speciosus). Golden travallies often congregate whale sharks...
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Leopard Blenny

A leopard blenny (Exallias brevis) hides from predators inside a barrel coral. Photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania....
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Open Wide!

A whale shark, feeding off the coast of Mafia Island in Tanzania. Whale sharks have a mouth that can be up to 1.5 m (4.9 feet) wide, containing 300 to 350 rows of tiny teeth and 10 filter pads which it uses...