bigfin reef squid

Radiant Squid

A radiant big fin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) photographed during a night dive in Dar es Salaam. These squids are very curious and attracted to dive lights at night. Some researches suggest that sq...
flat-bodied crab (Percnon planissimum)

The Flat-Bodied Crab- Facts and Photographs

The Flat-bodied Crab (Percnon planissimum) is also known as the Flat Rock Crab and the Sally Lightfoot Crab and the Nimble Spray Crab. They are common inhabitants of the shallows on the East African coast and...
Hermit Crab

Giant Hermit Crab

A furry, giant red hermit crab, known as the white-spotted hermit crab or spotted hermit crab (Dardanus megistos), photographed on a coral reef during a night dive in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. These crabs ar...

Squid in the Night

A bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) during a night dive in Dar es Salaam. There are more than 280 species of squid living in the oceans worldwide. Many are masters of transformation, able to chang...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...