Black Saddled Toby

Black Saddled Toby

The black saddled toby (Canthigaster Valentini) also known as the saddled toby and valentini's sharp nose puffer, is a very common sight in Tanzanian waters, being found on reefs, rocky outcrops, lagoons an...
Giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus named Jesus in Mafia Island Marine Park

Giant Grouper

The giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus also known as the brindlebass, brown spotted cod and Queensland groper is a member of the Epinephelus genus. They are the largest fish in the genus, growing up to 3...
Powder Blue Surgeon

Powder Blue Surgeon

The powder blue surgeon (Acanthurus leucosternon) is also known as the powder blue tang and has an oval shaped body that is compressed laterally. As with the other surgeon fish it has a blade on the base of the...
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The Skunk Clownfish – Facts and Photo’s

The skunk clownfish (Amphiprion akallopisos) or nose striped anemone fish is a common inhabitant on Tanzanian reefs. Skunk clownfish get their name from the long white stripe that runs the length of their b...
Bird Wrasse

Bird Wrasse

The bird wrasse (Ghomphosus varius) also known as the bird fish, club nosed fish and several other similar names is a common sight on the Tanzanian reefs, named for its bird like snout, the bird wrasse has ...
Bubble coral

Bubble Coral- Facts and Photographs

Bubble coral (Plerogyra sinuosa) also known as grape coral, pearl coral or bladder coral, is as unusual as corals get. The bubble coral in the main image was spotted in Chole Bay in the Mafia Island Marine Park...
Dusky Wrasse

The Dusky Wrasse

The Dusky Wrasse (Halichoeres Marginatus) also known as the Splendid Rainbow Wrasse, Rainbow Wrasse or Two Eyed Wrasse is not a commonly seen wrasse on the reefs of Tanzania and is a reclusive fish and quite ha...
Melon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon Trifaciatus)

Melon Butterflyfish-Facts and Photographs

  The Melon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon Trifaciatus) is a common fish on the Tanzanian reefs, being the one of the most commonly seen butterflyfish. They are invariably seen in pairs, forming monogamou...
Spotted / Peppered Butterflyfish

Peppered Butterflyfish

The peppered butterflyfish, Chaetodon guttatissimus also known as the spotted butterflyfish, pebbled butterflyfish and as the gorgeous gussy, is a fairly common butterfly fish on the reefs in Tanzania. They are...
Regal Angelfish or Royal Angelfish Pygoplites diacanthus

Regal Angelfish- Facts and Photographs

The Regal Angelfish or Royal Angelfish Pygoplites diacanthus is one of the angel fish in the genus Pygoplites. With its vivid coloration it is a striking fish. They stand out underwater even when the visibility...
Wreck Free-Diving

Wreck Free-Diving

Renee Blundon free-dives at the shipwreck off the coast of Bongoyo Island - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo by Alan Sutton....
Devil Scorpionfish

Devil Scorpionfish in Camo

A devil scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) perched on a shipwreck in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and relying on its camouflage to enable it to catch passing prey. Notice how the coloring is a combination of ...
A Spotted Jelly off Coast of Mafia Island 1920 x 1080

Spotted Jelly

Enjoy photos of a spotted jellyfish (Mastigias papua), photgraphed off the coast of Mafia Island. Also known as the lagoon jelly, golden medusa or Papuan jellyfish, it is a species of jellyfish from the Indo-Pa...
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The Experience of Night Diving

Diving at night is a surreal, lunar-like experience. I'm surrounded in complete darkness at the bottom of the Indian ocean, with only a beam of light to expose what's hiding and lingering nearby. Fish life, cre...
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Perspectives of Crocodilefish

This video compares and contrasts two Crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps) in Chole Bay; one camouflaged on a coral reef approximately 10 meters deep and the other on a sandy, grassy patch in shallow water...
Wreck

Shipwreck Free-Diving

Highlights from free-diving at a wreck off the coast of Bongoyo Island in Dar, es Salaam, Tanzania, April 2014. Press the Play button above and watch in 1080p HD if you can. The underwater footage was shot w...
African-Boats

Underwater Photo Gallery

Being an avid ocean swimmer, diver as well as the creative type, I've arranged a collection of underwater photos to share my latest and most intimate underwater experiences. The photos were taken in Tanzania fr...
Puffed-Up-Puffer

A Prickly Journey

Puffer fish, with big black eyes staring, and fluttering fins, one minute a fish, the next a balloon, where shall we go...? Up close and personal with a puffer fish in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania....