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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Competition winner Amy shares her underwater photo-shoot
Feb19

Competition winner Amy shares her underwater photo-shoot

We had some great feedback from our Underwater Photoshoot winner – Amy Harding-Goodman. And we are thrilled to be able to share the fruits of Gabriella Slegrova’s talent as a photographer. This is what Amy had to say: “I had an amazing time with this talented photographer. It was a wonderful prize to win and it taught me so much about underwater photography. It was so much more challenging than I expected, and it gave me new...

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Underwater Photoshoot Winner
Feb02

Underwater Photoshoot Winner

Underwater Photoshoot Winner A huge Congratulations to our lucky fish winner! Amy Harding-Goodman She’s part of the crew of ocean-going swimmers who simply love all things aquatic. Amy can choose one of her friends to join her for the photoshoot and make her underwater date a double-date! Happy swimming. TeamAmanzi  P.S. Remember to sign up for our free newsletter and get competitions like these and exceptional aquatic...

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The Dreamy Realm of Underwater Photography
Jan22

The Dreamy Realm of Underwater Photography

Her underwater photography is unusual, mesmerizing and exquisite. She captures the tranquillity and beauty of human-life suspended in aquatic silence. Gabriela Slegrova is an ex-model from the Czech Republic who fell in love with the warmth and the Jacaranda trees of South Africa. We find out more about her journey to starting a surreal underwater photography business. Q: What brought you to SA? I was born and raised in the cold Czech...

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A true story about Turtles – Georgina Jones
Oct25

A true story about Turtles – Georgina Jones

Over a hundred million years ago, a lumbering armour-plated creature decided to head back to the sea. Maybe life on land was just too dangerous. Or maybe the effort of hauling all that armour around on its sturdy legs was just too much. Or maybe there was tempting food to be had.  Our guest contributor, Georgina Jones, a highly-regarded marine naturalist and author, shares her extensive marine knowledge on turtles with our...

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