Cave Diving in Namibia

Namibia is a land of contrasts and surprises. Where the once mighty Fish River carved its magnificent canyon, severe droughts now alter the landscape. Perhaps for this reason nature hides much of its precious water underground, protected from the relentless power of the African sun. Sossusvlei, a lake at the Read more…

Going wet and wild with a camera

Location: Cape Point, South Africa  Renowned underwater photographer Charles Maxwell has been involved in diving adventures for over 40 years and is well acquainted with the South African marine environment. He has worked for major television broadcasters worldwide, including National Geographic and the BBC. Charles highlights the inception of his Read more…

The Natal Sardine Run

Location: Africa, South Africa, East Coast  The east coast of South Africa sees a phenomenal event every autumn – huge shoals of migrating sardines on their northerly journey, followed closely by a selection of charismatic predators. Charles Maxwell relives his experiences of trying to document the Sardine Run. Agulhas Current Read more…

Photo Portfolio

Charles specialises in filming sharks, whales and the spectacular annual Natal Sardine Run. Due to the extraordinary marine biodiversity encountered along the South African coast, this is a great place to be.  Charles won an Emmy for his work for the BBC’s Blue Planet series. In spite of being in Read more…

Dive Site Interview

How did you first get into underwater videography? In 1987 I had the privilege of leading a team of divers to explore Dragon’s Breath in Namibia, the largest subterranean lake in the world. It was in this mysteriously magical place that I found “a world within a world”, bringing back Read more…

The Manta Rays of Tofo

When my plane touched down in the small Mozambiquean village of Inhambane, I was unsure what to expect. I had been sent to Mozambique by French Television’s “Ushuaia Nature” on the TF1 channel to film manta rays off Praia do Tofo, a small village about 20 kms from the airport. Read more…

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