Scuba diving Tanzania East Africa Mafia Island

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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Mikadini Reef Middle – Mafia Island, Tanzania

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALAN SUTTON Situated on the the south eastern side of Jena Island, Mikadini reef is best dived on an incoming tide which drifts one slowly over the reef. The reef is composed of a large nu...
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Rodolfo Robatti in No Limits

Rodolfo Robatti from Switzerland, just moments after releasing the no-limits sled at 25 meters while coming up from a >75 meter dive in Dahab's Blue Hole. Donned with a new prototype of fluid goggles, which ...

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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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...

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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At the Drop-off

Marlon Quinn, owner and instructor from Australia's Watermaarq Freediving, breathes-up in preparation for some easy-going dives alongside the 15 meter coral drop-off in Sharm El Sheikh, making the most of h...

Looking Down at the Blue Hole

The view from atop the Blue Hole looking downwards at the coral wall drop-off.  The submarine sinkhole, located in east Sinai, Egypt, is 130 meters (462.5 feet) deep and surrounded with an abundance of cora...

Finning Up With a View

Renee Blundon fins up from 40 meters while enjoying the view of Mnemba Atoll's coral wall, which appears more like the surface of the moon rather than an underwater landscape. Photo taken on breath-hold by ...
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Free-fall to 30 Meters

Renee Blundon free-falls to 30 meters in clear blue waters of Zanzibar, a coral drop-off beyond. This was during her SSI Freediving Level 3 training with Freedive International...
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Posing for a Pic

A fish poses for a picture in front of Jena Wall, abundant with fish live and corals. About a 30 minute boat ride from Chole Bay and located within the boundaries...
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Along the Wall

Scuba divers along Jena Wall, loaded with pink soft corals, a colorful variety of hard corals and shoals of sea goldies. Dive site is located outside of Mafia Island's Chole Bay.

Jena Wall

Scuba diving on Jena Wall off the coast of Mafia Island. The reef, abundant with sea goldies, various hard and soft corals and massive shoals, is located inside a marine park with over 400 species of fish....
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Caught in a Metamorphosis

The sea falls down around me, then lifts me to the top of a coral wall. I gaze at the underwater landscape, a scene where novelty never declines, and am caught in a metamorphosis. The world passes away, whi...
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Some Stonefish!

This sure is some stonefish! Spotted off the coast of Pemba Island, 20 meters below in Fundu Gap, the brightly colored and intricately patterned fish (Synanceia verrucosa) was perched quietly on a ledge of ...
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Free-Diving at Njao Gap

Renee Blundon free-dives to a 17 meter (55 feet) deep coral wall drop-off at Njao Gap, Pemba Island....
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An Underwater Wall

An underwater wall, of endless coral cities, silty textures and pastels, cradled by warm currents and vibrant fish galore. The scene of the fathom deep, beckons me, a butterfly fish shoal appears, glitterin...
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The Toby and I

I'm captured and held in place... a small, yet dazzling black saddle toby juxtaposed against a backdrop of unpolished coral. The ocean's offering at the tail end of an adventurous drift dive off the coast o...
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Scuba Dive at Octopus Wall

We descend from the rolling waves, deeper and deeper, until greeted by the ocean floor 30 meters below. Immediately, a large and curious remora approaches. He swims silent circles around us and seems to want so...