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Line Diving in Dutch Springs

See what it's like to line dive in Dutch Springs lake in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in this short video clip! Cold deep thermoclines made for quite the challenge for freediver, Renee Blundon, “At 15 meters (49 ...
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The Proper Freediving Breathe-up – Part 2

In this video Renee goes into detail about how to do the final breaths of a freediving breathe-up and guides you through the entire process. This is the second video of the Proper Breathe-up for Freediving s...
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The Proper Freediving Breathe-up – Part 1

In this video Renee goes into detail about how to do the relaxation breathing of a freediving breathe-up and guides you through the entire process. This is the first video of the Proper Breathe-up for Freedi...
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...
Freediving Training

Dynamic CO2 Tables

Carbon dioxide tables are a great way to train your mind and body to tolerate excess levels of carbon dioxide (CO2). The tables train you to deal with that burning feeling of needing to breathe. As you may know...
Freediving Training

My First 3:30 Static Apnea

Doing a free-dive pool exercise on January 13th, 2015 in Dar es Salaam, holding my breath for 3 minutes, 30 seconds - the first of many long breath holds. Listening to one of the most relaxing songs in the worl...
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...
Free-Diving in Zanzibar

Free-Dive to 20 Meters

Renee Blundon free-dives effortlessly through low visibility conditions to 20 meters behind Tumbatu, an island located off the north coast of Zanzibar. This was one of her warm-up dives on day three of her SSI ...
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Oriental Flying Gurnard

An oriental flying gurnard (Dactylopterus orientalis) filmed off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. When excited the fish spreads its "wings" which are semi-transparent but tipped with a beautiful and phosph...
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Shape Shifting Octopus

A white-spotted octopus (Octopus macropus) hovers in place, camouflaged as coral then transforms from spiky scraggly to smooth and formed, and moments later, to metallic silver. Filmed at Manta Point in Dar es ...
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Mesmerizing Ribbon Eel

A mesmerizing ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) filmed while scuba diving at Kankadya in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The eel's long thin body moves elegantly through the water resembling a ribbon or a mythical Ch...
Scuba Diving

Lobsters Crawling About

Avideo of ornate spiny lobsters (Panulirus ornatus) during a night dive at Remora in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Several were crawling about the reef, coming right up to the camera on several occasions. Footage...
Scuba Diving

Cornetfish and Bluespotted Ray

Video of a cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii) and a bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) during a night dive at Remora in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Footage shot with a Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder ...
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Spanish Dancer

Video of a spanish dancer nudibranch (Hexabranchus sanguineus) during a night dive at Remora in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Footage shot with a Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder in an Ikelite Housing and two Bigb...
Cleaner Shrimp

A “Deep” Cleaning

A video of dive instructor, Brad Crawford, getting a "deep" cleaning by cleaner shrimp in Njao Gap of Pemba Island. Brad approaches a cleaning station on a wall of reef approximately 20 meters deep, full of ...
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My First 18 Meter Free-Dive

I stare up into the vast blue sky littered with puffy clouds and repeat one word over and over to myself. Relax, relax, Renee, relax. Moments earlier, with guidance from friends, Kjartan and Rob, I succeeded at...
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Baby Cuttlefish

A super cute baby cuttlefish, known as a "cuttlet", was spotted during a shore dive in Chole Bay. The hatchling is 6-8 days old and is only as big as an adult cuttle's eye....
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The Experience of Night Diving

Diving at night is a surreal, lunar-like experience. I'm surrounded in complete darkness at the bottom of the Indian ocean, with only a beam of light to expose what's hiding and lingering nearby. Fish life, cre...
Razor Wrasse

Leaf or Fish?

A short clip of a tiny juvenile razor wrasse, found in the shallows of Chole Bay. Notice how it flutters and perfectly mimics a bit of leaf. This makes it easy for predators to miss and fascinating to watch in ...
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Free-diving in Absence of Underwater Hockey

Underwater hockey players in Dar es Salaam were disappointed, only initially, to have to forfeit their Sunday pool location for two months due to the IST school vacation break. However, it didn't take long to t...
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The Unrealized Shrimp

The unrealized beauty and behavior of a shrimp, filmed during a night dive in Dar es Salaam. Fluorescent orange eyes glow in the distance and shuffle deeper into the sand as I get closer. I glance below me, ...
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Dwarf Lionfish in Kilifi

Lionfish are common to see while diving and snorkeling in East Africa but Dwarf Lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus) are a rare and mysterious sight. This one was filmed in a lagoon off the coast of Kilifi, Ken...
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Divers Rescue Entangled Stingray

Dramatic underwater footage captures divers rescuing a stingray, entangled in a fishing net in Dar es Salaam. It was during a 15 meter deep night dive at the well-known dive site, Pipefish City, when dive le...
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Perspectives of Crocodilefish

This video compares and contrasts two Crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps) in Chole Bay; one camouflaged on a coral reef approximately 10 meters deep and the other on a sandy, grassy patch in shallow water...