Seal Snorkeling & Kayaking With Bucketlist
Nov15

Seal Snorkeling & Kayaking With Bucketlist

We sent our Amanzi detectives to check out two of Bucketlist’s water-focused adventures packages.   Bucketlist is a Cape Town based adventure business. The team members are local and lekker – kind, supportive and patient guides who made us feel comfortable and safe wherever we went. Most importantly, the Bucketlist team is genuinely passionate about their water-job and delivering the best quality service. First, we did:...

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Free Diving – A Breathtaking Love Affair
Oct04

Free Diving – A Breathtaking Love Affair

We had the pleasure of chatting to the magical Daniela from Cape Town Freediving. How did you get into freediving? Daniela: “My fascination with water started at a very young age. If I look at my baby album, I was swimming before I was walking.  So it’s always been something very close to me. Through times of strife, water was my place of safety so to speak.  Water has always been a place of happiness I suppose, creativity...

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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 competition. Ballesta is a...

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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 of my life...

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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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