Scuba Diving in Africa – Top Five Destinations

Africa being a large continent, it offers all kinds of diving experiences to right from the novice divers to the most experienced scuba divers.

Apart from the Red Sea, which offers diving experiences unique to it, most of the diving experiences that Africa offers are in the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean which lies in the east coast of Africa. African countries such as Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa and Madagascar are all rich in diving experiences. Cape Town, which is the tip of the African Continent, offers good diving experience because of the combination of the Indian Ocean currents and the currents of the Atlantic.

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How to measure fish

There are two ways to measure a fish, Fork Length and Total Length. Fish regulated by fork length are measured from the tip of the jaw or tip of the snout with closed mouth to the center of the fork in the tail. Total Length Max is measured from the most forward point of the head, with the mouth closed, to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed.

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Intermediate Free Diver

Intermediate free diving courses are geared toward competent and comfortable free divers in safety and problem solving, proper technique, training, and equipment. Thorough training on the physics and physiology of free diving, as well as mental preparation is also apart of this training. The course also covers static and dynamic apnea development and training. This course teaches you to dive to a depth of 66 feet (20 m).

Howard Cunningham

My name is Howard Cunningham. I am 28 years old and started scuba diving in 2002 as part of the fisheries program at Peninsula College in Port Angeles and immediately fell in love with the sport.

I started photographing the underwater world while working in Alaska in 2003. I earned my PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating in December 2004 at Pro Dive in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My diving experience includes Alaska, Florida, and Washington State.

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An Interview with Chris Kovaz of DiversOnly

Chris Kovaz  is currently Digital Media Director for You can hear him weekly on Divers Only Radio.  He is an active diving photographer whose photos first appeared on DivingInDepth’s website several years back. He graciously agreed to appear on our site again and do an interview!

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Chris, is a diving prodigy from Florida, but has traveled extensively all over the world. His love of underwater photography gradually developed after his father, Blaise, helped get him certified as a diver at the age of 12.  After receiving a 2-mega-pixel camera and an Ikelite housing from Blaise, his career had finally begun. He became much more accomplished after completing his first class with Stephen Frink in 2005. After the improvements made in that short week, Chris knew photography was his future.  Chris currently shoots a Canon 1Ds MarkII with a Sea Cam housing. Chris has been diving in extravagant places such as, Belize, the Bahamas, Utila, Roatan, the Galapagos, Fiji, and the Florida Keys.
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