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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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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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A Shoal of Glassies

A shoal of semi transparent glassies congregate around a coral outcrop, banding together for protection. Shoaling makes it difficult for predators to focus on a single fish, another one of natures tricks to...
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Fire Goby Poses for a Picture

A fire goby or fire dartfish, (Nemateleotris magnifica) displays its vibrant colors and fully erect dorsal fin for the photographer. Adult fire gobies are generally found on sandy patches alongside coral re...
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Camouflaged Crocodilefish

A crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), also known as the tentacled flathead, lies across soft corals, waiting for prey to swim past. These fish are extremely well camouflaged...
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Giant Moray in Hiding

A giant moray eel, Gymnothorax javanicus, stares out from his cave in the coral reef off the coast of Dar es Salaam. These eels grow up to up to three meters, the head...
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A Pair of Redband Lizardfish

A pair of redband lizardfish (Synodus variegatis) rest on the coral, ready to seize any passing morsel that will fit into their mouth....
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Puffer Hiding Out in a Sponge

A short spined pufferfish, or blow fish as they are sometimes called, rests inside an unusually shaped sponge, hidden from predators. These fish often wedge themselves into crevices, and if threatened they'...
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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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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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Breathing-up For Static

Apnea Academy First Level students in Dar es Salaam relax and breathe-up in preparation for their first personal best static apnea. In the end, Tom Allan was the winner, with a breath-hold of 3'19" - impres...
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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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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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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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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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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....
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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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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...