My life through GoPro with Faine Loubser
Aug03

My life through GoPro with Faine Loubser

She’s an ambassador for Penny Skateboards, a film student, cold-water diver and all-round adventure junkie.  She shares her life through GoPro. She was also named one of ORMS’s favourite instagrammers and has 17.5k followers. Who is Faine Loubser?  Amanzi Magazine gets to know this 20-year-old inspiration. Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m 20 years old and was born in Paarl (of all places). I spent the first few years...

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Dive like a Whale
Mar30

Dive like a Whale

Dive like a Whale Author: Georgina Jones Have you ever wondered how much like a whale you are? And no, not because of any blubber layer. Humans and whales are both air-breathers, sure. But in common with whales, seals and dolphins, we have a set of reflexes that help us survive underwater. Splash cold water on your face and your heartbeat will slow down just like a whale’s does before it dives. This is just the start of our...

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Save the blue heart of the planet
Jul04

Save the blue heart of the planet

Save the blue heart of the planet Mission Blue ,  which has been shot during a 3-year period in numerous locations around the world, traces Sylvia Earle’s remarkable personal journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading a daring undersea mission in the Virgin Islands and beyond. Dr. Earle urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines —...

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The Master Switch of Life – the science of freediving
Jul04

The Master Switch of Life – the science of freediving

The science of freediving YOUR BODY’S AMAZING REACTION TO WATER James Nestor Writer James Nestor explores the science of the “mammalian dive reflex,” the phenomenon by which water triggers an immediate decrease in heart rate. While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean’s surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed...

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