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Bongoyo Patches-Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALAN SUTTON  Bongoyo Patches Bongoyo patches is to the east of Bongoyo Island north of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The reef extends out in patches. It is relatively flat dropping off on the...
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Moto Shipwreck – Bongoyo Island

Dar es Salaam has some has some fun snorkeling and free-diving day trips, one of the most popular is Bongoyo Island, to see the Moto Shipwreck. The island and wreck is easily accessed...
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Kankadya Patches – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALAN SUTTON Kankadya Patches Kankadya Patches is named after Ras Kankadya the headland that forms the southern part of Msasani bay and lies 4.2 kilometers to the east of the northern t...
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Laura’s Garden – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ERIC BEAUME To the southeast of Mbudya Island (located north of Dar es Salaam) lies Octopus Reef, which is approximately 1,000 meters in length and 250 meters in width. Laura's Ga...
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Bomb at Bongoyo Patches

An unexploded home made bomb, photographed at the popular Dar es Salaam dive site, Bongoyo Patches, lays benign nestled among corals. Bombs such as these are made with a water bottle containing a mixture of...
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Final Ocean Session

Thomas Allan, from the UK, accommodates, freediver / spearfisherman, Keven Ellis to the surface during his final ocean session of his Level 1 Apnea Academy freediving course in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania....
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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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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 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....
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Coming up from 98 Feet!

After an hour or so of technical training, spearfisherman, Van Reynders, ascends from a 30 meter (98 feet) constant weight dive - a new personal best - in Dar es Salaam....
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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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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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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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Arriving Back to Shore

Expat divers residing in Dar es Salaam; Kevin Ellis, Daniela Schofield and Ulric Charteris, arrive back to shore in Kilwa Bay, Tanzania after a long, fun-filled day of scuba...
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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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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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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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Hanging in Nungwi

Renee Blundon hangs beneath the jet-ski platform in Nungwi, Zanzibar among shoals of shimmering bait balls. Photo taken on breath-hold...
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Clearfin Lionfish

A clearfin lionfish (Pterois radiata), also known as the tailbar lionfish, radiata lionfish or radial firefish perches on a coral rock off the coast of Dar es Salaam. This is the only lionfish species which has...
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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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Spot-Tail Wrasse

A spot-tail wrasse (Coris Caudimacula) swims across the inner reef off the coast of Bongoyo Island in Dar es Salaam, sticking close to some urchin spines which...
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A Lucky Tang

A spotted bristletooth tang (Ctenochaetus truncatus) swims across the inside reef off the coast of Bongoyo Island in Dar es Salaam. These fish start out their lives as bright yellow, and as they age they da...