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It’s Dory in Finding Nemo

Paracanthus hepatus, perhaps better known to many millions of people as Dory in the Disney Pixar films Finding Nemo and its sequel Finding Dory, is also known as a regal tang, a blue tang, palette surgeon f...
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Pink Ghost Crab

A pink ghost crab (Ocypode ryderi), rescued from a nearby swimming pool and returned to the beach, puts on his best threatening behavior to try and scare me away. The so called ghost crabs are nocturnal sca...

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...
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Ocean Session in Dar es Salaam

Freedive instructor, Renee Blundon, describes a bit about equalization physiology during a Level 1 Apnea Academy ocean session on a cloudy and choppy day in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Level 1 candidate, Thoma...
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Breathing-up For Static

Apnea Academy First Level students in Dar es Salaam relax and breathe-up in preparation for their first personal best static apnea. In the end, Tom Allan was the winner, with a breath-hold of 3'19" - impres...
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Level 1 Ready for First Pool Session

First Level freediving students, Tom Allan from the UK, Patrick Kimaro and Rama Namkoveka, both from Tanzania pose for a photo with Apnea Academy instructor, Renee Blundon, before their first static apnea pool ...
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Shades of a Longfin Batfish

A Longfin batfish, Platax teira, glides through the water, the obliterate vertical dark line across its eye and black pupil disguises the eye's locations. Additionally the coloring provides camouflage in wa...
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Level 1 Free-Immersion

Tom Allan, pulls himself up the line (called Free-Immersion or FIM) from -10 meters (32 feet!) during the his first ocean session of the Apnea Academy First Level Course in Dar es Salaam....
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Last Day of FII Level 1

FII freediving instructor, Bobby Kim (left) dives down to 20 meters (65'6") with a level one student during the training session in Dutch Springs lake of Pennsylvania. Students wore neoprene wetsuits with hoods...
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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...
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Coming up from 98 Feet!

After an hour or so of technical training, spearfisherman, Van Reynders, ascends from a 30 meter (98 feet) constant weight dive - a new personal best - in Dar es Salaam....

The Silver Comet

The Silver Coment, a 50 foot (15.2 meter) long metal pilot boat was sunk in Dutch Springs in September of 1994 at a depth of 50 feet (15.2 meters). The boat was built and used for the World's Fair in New Yo...
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FII in Dutch Springs

FII instructor, Bobby Kim (in black), guides a student diver to the surface while demonstrating a hydrodynamic position with arms overhead. Photo was taken in Dutch Springs lake of Pennsylvania....
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A Sunken Crane

The front view of a sunken crane in Dutch Springs quarry of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Photo taken on breath-hold at 70 feet (21.5 meters)....
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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...
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Gnome at Dutch

Renee Blundon finds a gnome on a sunken cabin cruiser in Dutch Springs lake of Pennsylvania. The lake features 20+ underwater attractions ranging from a school bus, to a firetruck, as well as a tanker, a fe...
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Large Mouth Bass at the Cessna

A largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) alongside the Cessna Airplane in Dutch Springs lake. Largemouth bass is a freshwater gamefish in the sunfish family, and is the largest of the black basses. It reac...
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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 ...
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Post New England Freediving

Freedivers, Renee Blundon and Julian Honma, back on the boat, and still geared-up in thick neoprene suits, after a morning of diving in cold and turbid waters off the coast of Massachusetts....
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Helldiver Airplane

The Helldiver Airplane, submerged on April 7th, 2007 at a depth of 60 feet (18.2 meters). The 1944 Helldiver airplane replica, took nearly a year to refurbish for sinking and can be visited underwater in Pe...
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Submerged Cruiser

A cabin cruiser submerged at 70' (21.3 meters) in Dutch Springs lake of Pennsylvania. This is one of four wooden cabin cruisers and among the first attractions to be sunk in Dutch Springs in the early 1980's. P...

Diving at Halfway Rock

SSI freediving instructors, Sam Kinsman, Julian Honma and Nick Fazah, prepare to freedive down into the dark, chilly depths of the Atlantic Ocean near Halfway Rock. The rock pinnacle, approximately half way...
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Gearing Up in Dutch Springs

Two scuba divers and a freediver gear-up on the platform in Pennsylvania's Dutch Springs. The 50 acre lake is one of the largest fresh water facilities in the US for diving...
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Freshwater Mussels in Wyman Lake

A large quantity of freshwater mussels in Maine's Wyman Lake. These filter-feeders provide a vital service to the lake by removing suspended particles such as algae, bacteria and detritus from the water col...

A Feeding Snail

A snail feeds by scraping algae along a rock in Maine's Wyman Lake. Snails are a member of the phylum Mollusca, which also includes freshwater mussles and clams. They're identified by their hard calcium car...

Free-Immersion in Dutch Springs

Renee Blundon 'warms-up' with free-immersion line diving in Dutch Springs Lake of Pennsylvania. The chilly deep thermoclines made for quite the challenge, "It felt like I was diving through a bucket of ice-wate...
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Nick at Halfway Rock

SSI freediving instructor, Nick Fazah, from East Coast Divers, transports the freediving buoy to deeper waters for line diving near Halfway Rock, off the coast of Marblehead, Massachusetts....