Take the plunge at the Two Oceans Aquarium
Mar26

Take the plunge at the Two Oceans Aquarium

As an experienced dive instructor, I’ve had the privilege of diving in the most awe-inspiring underworld locations in Southern Africa. However, I had never been to the one special space on our doorstep that offers a dive experience like none other. Scuba diving at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is definitely worthy of being included on everyone’s bucket list. This was my experience. By Lisa Leathes. Diving with a diving...

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Sneak Peek of Attenborough’s Blue Planet II
Feb27

Sneak Peek of Attenborough’s Blue Planet II

It took 4 years to film, visiting 39 countries and 6 000 hours of underwater filming to depths of 1 000m. This is David Attenborough’s latest BBC natural history epic, Blue Planet II the sequel to his 2001 series. The first episode was shot on the Wild Coast. We took a closer look at this incredible production. He was astounded by what he saw captured by the sophisticated camera technology now available. This is a seven-part...

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Top 10 Tidal Pools in Cape Town
Jan25

Top 10 Tidal Pools in Cape Town

Top 10 Tidal Pools in Cape Town  Only 13 out of 35 public swimming pools in Cape Town remain open. The rest are closed in a desperate bid to preserve our precious water reserves. These days most private pools are looking more like frog ponds. Thankfully our surrounding oceans have plenty of water. Our coastline boasts a range of natural tidal pools offering welcome relief from a sweltering Cape Summer. The Beauty of Tidal...

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Cave Diving – boldly going where no man has gone before
Jan15

Cave Diving – boldly going where no man has gone before

Cave diving is classified as an extreme sport. The list of things that can go wrong is endless. Equipment or light failure, leaking scuba tanks, broken guidelines, getting lost, cave collapse and poor visibility, to name a few. This 69-year old Marine Biology Professor defies the risks and dives to places no other humans have been to discover new life. Cave Diving is all in a typical day’s work He’s not your typical bespectacled...

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Wildlife photographer of the year 2017 finalists
Sep15

Wildlife photographer of the year 2017 finalists

The Wildlife photographer of the Year competition has been hosted by the Natural History Museum, London for the past 52 years. They have just released a shortlist of 2017 finalists. Amanzi peeks at the spell-binding underwater images in the finals and finds out what makes a winning photo.  Swim Gym – (Laurent Ballesta, France) Laurent is one of the finalists in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year...

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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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