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Spiriling

Freediver, Renee Blundon, doing underwater spirals off the coast of Bongoyo Island in Dar es Salaam, relaxing and enjoying after a session of deep diving....
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Slemmestad Shipwreck

On the 27th of March 1951 the Slemmestad, laden with 3,500 tons of general cargo, including bitumen, brandy, kerosene, lube oil, matches and bagged cement, whilst on a voyage from...
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Feeding Frenzy of Black-Tipped Sharks

A feeding frenzy of black-tipped sharks in South Africa's Aliwal Shoal. The chilly waters were chummed for cage diving. See additional photos and video at Blacktip Sharks....
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Koran Angelfish-Facts and Photographs

The Koran angelfish, blue angelfish or semicircle angelfish (Pomacanthus Semicirculatus) is a commonly seen fish on coral reefs in East Africa. They range from East Africa to as far south as the rocky shore...
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Clear Blue Freediving

Renee Blundon freedives to >29 meters at Shark North last Sunday in the clear blue waters of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She aspires to reach 40 meters in the coming weeks...

Triggerfish at Flourishing Reef

An orange-lined triggerfish (Balistapus undulatus) feeds on algae and hard coral tips at a flourishing reef off the coast of Mafia Island. Orange-lined triggerfish...
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Jellyfish Whilst Free-Diving

One of the many jellyfish which surrounded free-divers last Sunday, causing painful stings, yet made for some nice photos. See more at Free-Diving in Dar es Salaam....

Free-Diving in Dar es Salaam

Freedivers in Dar es Salaam got together on Sunday, February 8th to see how deep each could go on a single breath of air. Photos by Alan Sutton. ...

Freediving Hannah

Hannah Jane freediving on a Sunday in Dar es Salaam. Hannah joined six other freedivers from Dar Free-Divers to see how deep they can go on a single breath of air. See more photos at Free-Diving in Dar es S...
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Rob & Renee Ascending

Rob Pettit ascends gracefully from a 30 meter free-dive with a monofin as Renee Blundon spots him off the coast of Dar es Salaam. See more photos at Free-Diving in Dar es Salaam....

En Route in an African Dhow

Traversing between North Juani and South Juani, in an African dhow en route to the Blue Lagoon. Dhows are trading vessels primary used to carry heavy items, like fruit, fresh water or merchandise, along the...

Goldtail Angelfish

A goldtail angelfish (Pomacanthus chrysurus), also known as the ear spot angelfish, photographed while scuba diving at Jena Reef off the coast of Mafia Island. Like other angelfish, the goldtail angelfish i...
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Rock Cod Stands His Ground

A rock cod opens his mouth to warn off myself and fellow scuba divers at Jena Reef off the coast of Mafia Island. Rock cods are known for standing their ground...
Scuba Diving Mafia Island

Healthy Corals off Mafia

Welcome to Jena Reef, a dive site off the coast of remote Mafia Island. The marine life is abundant and relatively untouched. After several weeks of diving in Dar es Salaam in silty...

Red Diana Hogfish

A red diana hogfish (Bodianus diana), photographed while scuba diving at Jena Wall off the coast of Mafia Island. Photo shot on 18mm with a Canon 7D and 18-55mm Lense in an Ikelite eTTL Housing with Ikelite...
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Filming a Whale Shark

Renee Blundon swims alongside an elusive whale shark while filming. Photo taken in Kilondoni Bay, off the coast of Mafia Island. See more at Whale Shark Excursion. Shot on 18mm with a Canon 7D and 18-55m...
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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.

Harem of Sea Goldies

A harem of female sea goldies (Pseudanthias squamipinnis), photographed while scuba diving at Jena Wall off the coast of Mafia Island. See more photos at...
Leopard Blenny (Exallias brevis)

Leopard Blenny – Facts and Photographs

The leopard blenny (Exallias brevis) also known as the pink-spotted blenny, shortbodied blenny and honeycomb blenny  is a fish full of character. When first approached underwater they will often dive for th...

Yellowback Fusilier

Up close with a yellowback fusilier (Caesio xanthonota), photographed while scuba diving at Jena Wall, off the coast of Mafia Island. This pelagic fish is most active during the day, feeding on zooplankton ...

Whale Shark Excursion

Perhaps the first known recorded sighting of a whale shark (Rhincodon typus) off the coast of Mafia Island, was during the first world war. It was in the Mafia Island channel near Niororo Island where seaplanes...

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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Fishing with Remoras

In 1881 Mr. Frederick Holmwood, C.B., the H.B.M. Consul in Zanzibar noted a curious practice amongst the local fishermen. He noticed them carving small wooden containers out of wood, and on inquiry was told the...
Whale Shark

Whale Shark

A massive whale shark (Rhincodon typus), photographed off the coast of Mafia Island. In her post Free-Diving with Whale Sharks, Renee Blundon writes, "The whale shark’s beauty is memorizing. An abundance of...
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Alongside a Whale Shark

Renee Blundon free-dives while filming an elusive whale shark, the biggest fish in the world, off the coast of Mafia Island. See more photos and the full write-up at Free-Diving with Whale Sharks....
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Triggerfish

Triggerfish include about 40 different species of brightly colored fish from the family, Balistidae, which inhabit tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world. The greatest number inhabiting the Indo-P...