sapphire damselfish Pomacentrus pavo

Sapphire Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The sapphire damselfish Pomacentrus pavo, is also  known as the  peacock damselfish or blue damselfish. They are a colorful fish that is common on the East African coast. Often confused with the more common...
spotted jelly, lagoon jelly, golden medusa, or Papuan jellyfish (Mastigias papua)

Spotted Jellyfish – Facts and Photographs

The Spotted Jelly, Mastigias papua is also known as the lagoon jelly, golden medusa, or Papuan jellyfish. They are closely related to the famous jellies found in the lakes in Palau. The jellies in the lakes...
tasseled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala)

Tasseled Scorpionfish-Colorful Ambush Predator

The tasseled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala) is also known as the small-scaled scorpionfish. They are ambush predators which rely on very colorful camouflage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQcL...
speckled shrimpfish, Aeoliscus punctulatus

Speckled Shrimpfish – Facts and Photographs

The speckled shrimpfish, Aeoliscus punctulatus , also known as the  razorfish is related to the seahorses and pipefishes. They have a distinctive way of swimming with their heads in a downwards position. De...
Jellyfish or Sea Jellies Upside down jelly Cassiopea andromeda

Jellyfish or Sea Jellies which is correct ?

Despite the name, jellyfish are not fish and the term is not scientifically appropriate, many scientists are beginning to refer to them as jellies or sea jellies in a similar fashion to the name change occu...
Bluebottle Portuguese man of war bloublasie sting

Bluebottles – Stings and All You Need to Know

The bluebottle, (Indo-Pacific) Portuguese man of war, bloublasie and sometimes mistakenly called the bluebottle jellyfish, gets its names from its float. The float resembles a bottle or an old Portuguese ma...

Free-Immersion Freefall: A Poem

Deep in the ocean blue I'm alone with my thoughts, Sinking into an abyss, Falling towards the edge of something... A desolate path, But I travel it anyway...

Last Sled Dive of the Day

Last sled dive of the day in Dahab's Blue Hole, with William Winram and Renee Blundon retrieving the bottom weight on the no-limits variable weight sled. This is milliseconds after the divers released the s...
freediving scuba diving

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 ...

Freedive Freefall in Blue Hole

Free-falling in Dahab’s Blue Hole, drifting effortlessly into the deep, I stare straight ahead, mesmerizingly at the line slipping past, alone with myself and my thoughts, focusing on relaxing, equalizing, and ...
freediving dahab

Betty Breathes-Up After a “Fantastic” Dive

Betty Nandi, aka Beata Grickevich, breathes up with dive buddy Kristof Coenen in preparation for a deep constant weight dive in Dahab's Blue Hole. This is within a week after participating in Dahab's RedCcu...

Freedive Ascent – A Poem

I ascend from the ocean floor, Through shafts of wondrous sunlight. My mind dabbles in a state of pleasure, And in marvelous rebellion. Defying mind, breath and pressure, I'm enveloped, In a liquid elem...
scuba diving freediving

A Colorful Ambush Predator

The popeyed scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondosa, is a colorful ambush predator which hides in plain sight, sometimes being surprisingly difficult to distinguish from a piece of coral or plant life. The species...
scuba diving tanzania

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...
freediving

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 ...

Diving a Sikorsky H-37 Helicopter

A freediver dives down to a sunken Sikorsky  H-37 helicopter in Dutch Springs lake of Pennsylvania. The 88' (26.8 meters) long - including rotors, 27' (8.2 meters) wide, and 22' (6.7 meters) high helicopter...
zanzibar

Held Captive by Wind

There is a silence to the wind as a motionless dhow with a dusty sail is consumed in the misty blue of the Indian Ocean. Dark clouds roll over and this spec upon the swaying sea, held captive by a windless ...
Freediving Pemba Island

Emerging: A Freediving Exploration

See what it's like to freedive off the coast of remote Pemba Island, in this creative and exciting underwater film. Renee illustrates her incredible exploration, freediving along Njou Gap's Trigger Wall, cro...
Free-Diving Walden Pond

Free-Diving at Walden Pond

Nothing is more fantastic than free-diving in the waters of my own beautiful homeland. Floating face down on the surface of Walden Pond, in the world I forcibly left behind, instructor, Nick Fazah, from Eas...
Ragged Tooth Shark

Shark Nostalgia – A Poem

  Face to face, in depths quite deep, we stare squarely into the other's eyes, It is there where we see everything, where we achieve reality, and share in it's kind existence. From a world full of c...
Pemba Free-Diving

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...