Freediving

The strangely captivating sport of freediving, perhaps it is the water itself that pulls us in…

Unidentified Eel Species

Can anyone identify this Eel.  Only seen so far on the Tanzanian coast around Dar es Salaam. In some 600 dives I have seen five so they are pretty rare. Only once have I seen one out in the open and it was ...
Maldives damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon indicus)

Unidentified Fish species

This fish has been identified as Amblyglyphidodon indicus thanks for the help Can anyone identify this Damselfish ?  Only seen so far on the Tanzanian coast from Songo Songo Island to Dar es Salaam in Tanzan...
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Unidentified species

Can anyone identify this organism ? It was approximately 6 cm in length, photographed at 6 to 8 meters in depth at night off the coast of Tanzania. On the one hand it looks like a flatworm, but it is too thick ...

Unidentified species

After photographing an Anemone Hermit crab (Dardanus pedunculatus) I noticed a large number of Amphipods ( I think they are Amphipods) in the image on the back of the crab.  Some are in the tentacles of the ane...

Images

A Two-Spot Wrasse Oxycheilinus bimaculatus also known as the Little Maori wrasse and Two-spot Maori wrasse. Taken on a  dive on Big T reef off Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at 12 meters. I saw the male in the ...

Fire Urchin

Astropyga radiata, the red urchin, fire urchin or false fire urchin spawning into the water. Taken on a night dive on Octopus top reef off Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at 14 meters. As the light hit the urchin i...
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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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Mark in Free-Immersion

Mark va de Fliert pulls himself down the line during a free-immersion dive in Dahab's famous Blue Hole. Mark descended to -15 meters (49 feet!) in his second ever ocean session during Desert Diver's Level 1 Fre...

Scuba Divers at the Blue Hole

Scuba divers dive along the abundant coral wall on the outskirts of the Dahab's Blue Hole in Egypt. Photo taken on breath-hold by Renee Blundon.  ...
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Adam at El Bells

Adam De La Mare, from the UK, freedives at El Bells in Dahab, Egypt, while scuba divers pass by below. Photo taken on breath-hold by Renee Blundon....
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Scuba Divers at El Bells

Scuba divers dive the El Bells, in Dahab, Egypt. "The Bells" is a small crack in the reef-table that continues underwater like a chimney down to 28 meters. Diving inside...
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Sahika’s Back in the Blue Hole

Sahika Ercumen, who just recently broke the constant weight national record in Turkey, a depth of 72 meters, trains in constant weight freediving in Dahab's Blue Hole with safety diver, Gus Kreivenas, in pr...

Ascending with Grace

Rodolfo Escalante, from Playa del Carmen, Mexico, ascends gracefully from a free-immersion dive in Dahab's Blue Hole. The coral wall which surrounds the famous submarine sinkhole can be seen in the background. ...

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...
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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 ...

William Winram Descends to 90M

Freediving world record holder, William Winram, descends on the no-limits sled to 90 meters, the bottom of the Blue Hole in Dahab. He wears the same Trygon noseclip and custom-made Trygon fluid goggles that he ...

Free-Immersion at Lighthouse

Freediving instructor, Shaun Blue pulls up from a 37 meter dive in Lighthouse, during free-immersion training off the coast of Dahab, Egypt. A popular place for freediving, Lighthouse is a protected bay with mo...

Gus and Adam Freediving in Dahab

Gus Kreivenas (right) and Adam De La Mare (left) freedive in the clear, warm waters off the coast of Dahab, Egypt, one of the most beautiful training-spots in the world for freedivers....

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 ...

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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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...

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...