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Freediving Photographer's Reef

Photographer’s Reef

Winter is coming and that’s a good thing for the False Bay freedivers and snorkelers. As the SE wind drops and switches to a NW wind, the conditions in False Bay improve considerably with flat water and clear visibility. Stephan and John made good use of these conditions and headed out to one of our

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Red Roman

Red Roman

Cape Town Freediving Clip of the Week 2: Stephan spotted a large Red Roman hanging around while he was training his Adventure Freediver II students in the Castle Rock area. We tend to see a lot of large Roman in the no-take areas of the MPA, but outside these areas they are quite scarce in

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Freediving Clip of the Week 1

Castle Rock Swim Through

Cape Town Freediving Clip of the Week 1: Martin and John headed out to Castle Rock on Friday 29 April 2022 hoping to find decent conditions after a week of variable conditions. They found reasonably flat water, but with a bit of rolling swell still around. The water was clean and a cool 13 degrees.

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Finding a Real Octopus

Finding a Real Octopus

Since “My Octopus Teacher” debuted on Netflix, we have regularly been asked about finding a real octopus during our snorkeling experiences and freediving courses. This now world-famous show  was filmed at dive sites we regularly use for our courses and experiences. So when we are asked about the chances of seeing a cute octopus our

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Adventure Activities Cape Town

Adventure Activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the top travel destinations in Africa and deservedly so. The city is a melting pot of cultures, religions and people and without a doubt the most cosmopolitan African city. Even with this cultural allure it is the breathtaking natural beauty surrounding the city of Cape Town that attracts many travellers.

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Great African Sea Forest

Snorkeling in Cape Town’s Kelp Forest

When the topic of snorkeling comes up, most people fondly reference their tropical holiday snorkeling experiences or think of videos and pictures they have seen of people in swimsuits, masks and snorkels drifting over a tropical reef. The key components of this idylic image are sun, warm, blue water, colourful coral and inquisitive, brightly coloured

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How To Hold Your Breath Longer

How To Hold Your Breath Longer

If you are reading this article then you are undoubtedly curious about holding your breath. Maybe you have been out snorkeling and wondered about diving down to get a bit closer to a marine creature. Perhaps you’ve tried to hold your breath and are now thinking, “I can hold my breath for 30 seconds, is

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Freediving Trip to Sodwana Bay

Sodwana Ocean Adventure 21-24 September 2018 It’s a long weekend so let’s make the most of it and escape to warmer, bluer waters. September is a great month for spotting dolphins and if we’re lucky even whale sharks (yes please)! Pack your mask and fins, we’re going on an ocean adventure. If you want to

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Pure Apnea Dynamic Bi-fin WC 2016 Southern Hemisphere

Cape Town Freediving will be running the Southern Hemisphere competition for the Pure Apnea Dynamic Bi-fin World Championship 2016 on 25-26 November with an extra day on the 27th just for the Southerners. The main event is the Dynamic Bi-fin discipline with optional extra days for Dynamic without Fins and Static Apnea. To qualify for

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