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The Dive Sites of Mainland Tanzania

Tanzania has a fairly long undeveloped coastline 1424 km long, with many undiscovered diving spots that are undoubtedly going to develop in the future. The three main large islands of Pemba, Ungudja ( known...
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Level 1 Free-Immersion

Tom Allan, pulls himself up the line (called Free-Immersion or FIM) from -10 meters (32 feet!) during the his first ocean session of the Apnea Academy First Level Course in Dar es Salaam....

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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Bluespotted Ribbon Tail Ray

A bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) flutters along the sandy bottom of the Red Sea in Ras Muhammad National Park. At night, small groups of these rays follow the rising tide onto sandy flats to ro...
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Freedivers Headed Out

A group of freediving and spearfishing friends from Dar es Salaam head for deep, sheltered waters near the Fundu Yansin sand bank to train freediving technique, and finish-up with some pole-spearing. By far...
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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....

No Fins to 20 Meters

Lilian Lehmann ascends from a 20 meter (65') no fins freedive during her Second Level Apnea Academy freediving course in Dar es Salaam. For more information on Seaunseen courses visit Freediving Courses....
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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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Level 2 with Monofin

Lilian Lehman ascends from line diving with a Finis Trainer 2 monofin during her Level 2 Apnea Academy course in Dar es Salaam. Beside her is freediving instructor, Renee Blundon....
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Water Within Water

Renee Blundon pulls herself up the line, a freediving discipline called free-immersion, as her buddy, Kevin Ellis accompanies her to the surface. Renee's eyes are closed as see concentrates fully on relaxin...
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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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Renee in Nungwi

Renee Blundon glides along the surface of the water between freedives while battling with strong high-tide currents. Photo was taken off the coast of Nungwi, Zanzibar by Barret Harvey.  ...

Reef Diving in Sharm

Freediving instructor, Marlon Quinn freedives down to the majestic and beautiful coral reef off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, just days before he takes part as a candidate in the 6th Annual Apnea Aca...

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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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....

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....
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Sohal Surgeonfish

A sohal surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal) photographed in the Red Sea, in a seaward edge of a reef off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sohal surgeonfish are a common species and feed on various kinds of a...
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A Red Sea Endemic

A sohal surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal), a Red Sea endemic and valued aquarium fish. Like other surgeonfish, the sohal surgeonfish is compressed laterally, making it extremely maneuverable anf fast along the ree...

Instructor Course Static

Apnea Academy instructor, Daniele Cordova, from Chile assists two candidates during the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructor Course while they do static apnea, the goal to reach a 4’30” in order to pass the ...
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Coming-up From a 4’30” Static

  At 7:40 am in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Renee Blundon comes up from a 4'30" static apnea with oxygen depleted purple lips during the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructor Course. Standing alongside he...
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Static Apnea in Sharm

Apnea Academy instructor, Daniele Cordova, from Chile, assists two candidates during the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructor Course as they do static apnea. The goal: to reach a 4'30" breath-hold in order t...
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Static Session with Umberto

A typical static session at the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructor's Course with Umberto Pelizzari. Candidates were required to reach 4'30" breath-hold with a controlled exit in order to pass the course....
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Ascending in Zanzibar

Renee Blundon ascends from a 20 meter dive in Nungwi, Zanzibar with instructor, Jonas Kray, meeting her on the way up at 10 meters. This was during her SSI Level 2 training with Freedive International. Phot...
Free-Diving in Zanzibar

My First 33 Meter Free-Dive

Free-diving through low visibility conditions to 33 meters behind Tumbatu, an island located off the north coast of Zanzibar. This was my first 33 meter free-dive during day three of SSI Level 2 training with F...

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...