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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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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...
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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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Last Day of FII Level 1

FII freediving instructor, Bobby Kim (left) dives down to 20 meters (65'6") with a level one student during the training session in Dutch Springs lake of Pennsylvania. Students wore neoprene wetsuits with hoods...
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The Silver Comet

The Silver Coment, a 50 foot (15.2 meter) long metal pilot boat was sunk in Dutch Springs in September of 1994 at a depth of 50 feet (15.2 meters). The boat was built and used for the World's Fair in New Yo...
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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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FII in Dutch Springs

FII instructor, Bobby Kim (in black), guides a student diver to the surface while demonstrating a hydrodynamic position with arms overhead. Photo was taken in Dutch Springs lake of Pennsylvania....
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A Sunken Crane

The front view of a sunken crane in Dutch Springs quarry of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Photo taken on breath-hold at 70 feet (21.5 meters)....
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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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Gnome at Dutch

Renee Blundon finds a gnome on a sunken cabin cruiser in Dutch Springs lake of Pennsylvania. The lake features 20+ underwater attractions ranging from a school bus, to a firetruck, as well as a tanker, a fe...
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Large Mouth Bass at the Cessna

A largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) alongside the Cessna Airplane in Dutch Springs lake. Largemouth bass is a freshwater gamefish in the sunfish family, and is the largest of the black basses. It reac...
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Driving a Sunken Firetruck

Renee Blundon drives an old submerged fire truck in Pennsylvania's Dutch Springs. Encrusted in zebra mussles, which have invaded the quarry, the fire engine lies in about 30 feet of water, and is home to a ...
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Post New England Freediving

Freedivers, Renee Blundon and Julian Honma, back on the boat, and still geared-up in thick neoprene suites, after a morning of diving in cold and turbid waters off the coast of Massachusetts....
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Helldiver Airplane

The Helldiver Airplane, submerged on April 7th, 2007 at a depth of 60 feet (18.2 meters). The 1944 Helldiver airplane replica, took nearly a year to refurbish for sinking and can be visited underwater in Pe...
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Submerged Cruiser

A cabin cruiser submerged at 70' (21.3 meters) in Dutch Springs lake of Pennsylvania. This is one of four wooden cabin cruisers and among the first attractions to be sunk in Dutch Springs in the early 1980's. P...
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Diving at Halfway Rock

SSI freediving instructors, Sam Kinsman, Julian Honma and Nick Fazah, prepare to freedive down into the dark, chilly depths of the Atlantic Ocean near Halfway Rock. The rock pinnacle, approximately half way...
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Gearing Up in Dutch Springs

Two scuba divers and a freediver gear-up on the platform in Pennsylvania's Dutch Springs. The 50 acre lake is one of the largest fresh water facilities in the US for diving...
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Freshwater Mussels in Wyman Lake

A large quantity of freshwater mussels in Maine's Wyman Lake. These filter-feeders provide a vital service to the lake by removing suspended particles such as algae, bacteria and detritus from the water col...
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A Feeding Snail

A snail feeds by scraping algae along a rock in Maine's Wyman Lake. Snails are a member of the phylum Mollusca, which also includes freshwater mussles and clams. They're identified by their hard calcium car...
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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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Nick at Halfway Rock

SSI freediving instructor, Nick Fazah, from East Coast Divers, transports the freediving buoy to deeper waters for line diving near Halfway Rock, off the coast of Marblehead, Massachusetts....
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A Split View

A split view of Wyman Lake of Moscow Maine. The clear waters and rustic pebbly bottom juxtaposes with colorful kayaking activity and a green forested surround. This 13-mile-long lake was formed in 1929 when...
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Diving in Wyman Lake

Autumn Blundon freedives in the pebbly shallows of Wyman Lake in Moscow, Maine. The 13 mile long lake is the result of a dam built on the Kennebec River and is surrounded by beautiful forests....
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A Camouflaged Yellow Perch

A juvenile fish, appearing to be a yellow perch (Perca flavenscens), meets me face-to-face, in the shallows of Wyman Lake, staring curiously while camouflaged with the mossy, stone background. Young perch f...