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Cape Town Freediving Clip of the Week 2: Stephan spotted a large Red Roman hanging around while teaching an Adventure Freediver II freediving course 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 the
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.
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
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.
When the topic of snorkeling comes up, most people fondly reference their tropical holiday snorkeling experience 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
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
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
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
In 2003 Bevan Dewar set 3 South African national records that still stand today. Much like our legendary ‘Sugarman’ Rodriguez, Bevan then disappeared from the competitive freediving scene and left South Africa. When I got into freediving three years later, Bevan’s name would come up in forums and in SA freediving records, but little