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...

Giant Grouper

A Giant Grouper, also known as a Brindle Bass, is the largest member of the rockcod family and the biggest Indo-Pacific bony reef fish. The Giant Grouper in habits deep estuaries, large caves, rocky and cor...

Sea Fan Wallpaper

Enjoy this collection of underwater sea fan photos. Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then right click to save. ...

Spotted Jelly

Enjoy photos of a spotted jellyfish (Mastigias papua), photgraphed off the coast of Mafia Island. Also known as the lagoon jelly, golden medusa or Papuan jellyfish, it is a species of jellyfish from the Indo-Pa...

Underwater Wrecks

Enjoy this collection of underwater shipwreck photos. Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then right click to save. ...

Anchovies

Enjoy this collection of anchovy photos. Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then right click to save. ...

Coral Reefs

Enjoy this collection of coral reef photos. Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then right click to save. ...

Pufferfish

Enjoy this collection of pufferfish photos. Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then right click to save. ...

Zanzibar Shoals

Photos of fish shoals photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Nungwi, Zanzibar. Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then right click to save. ...

Giant Jellies

I'm frozen, captivated by the giant, fluctuating mercurial creature before me, which appears to be dissolving into itself. The receding layered tenticals and a silken membrain coasts, radiantly along the surfac...

Hard at Work

A collection of action photos of me hard at work, filming and exploring underwater.  Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then right click to save. ...

Lionfish

Lionfish, with their elaborate profile, vivid patterns and poised demeanor, are ideal subjects for underwater photography. They're unconcerned and motionless, using just enough energy to be softly lulled with t...

East Africa Ocean Photos

Enjoy a variety of ocean photos taken throughout travels in East Africa. Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper. Just click to enlarge then right click to save. ...

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....

Ocean Awareness Photos

A collection of photos on the subject of ocean awareness. Please help to spread the message and bring awareness by sharing or downloading these photos for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then righ...
Pelican

Birds of the Sea and Shore

Enjoy these photos of birds by the sea. Feel free to share or download for your desktop wallpaper, just click to enlarge then right click to save.    ...

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 ...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

Infinitely Bound Poem & Photos

Infinitely Bound Beneath the surface, I’m encircled In sparkling specks of wonder. Filtered light, made gentle by the depths, Form sunset colors down under. I plunge from a world of land and sky, To one w...

Dar Scuba Diving Highlights

Highlights from scuba diving in Dar es Salaam from from January - May 2014. A total of 51 video clips with color changing squid encounters, a snuggling puffer fish, a variety of tropical fish, diverse reefs, co...
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A Land Where Sea Fans Lie

As daylight breaks over sleepy Bagamoyo’s coast, tired eyes open to greet a rare and glorious day. A break from weeks baring burdened clouds of mournful grey, we forge through crisp, foam waves, until the shore...