Think owning submarines is only for the military? Now you can get your very own!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 29 July 2015

If you’ve always wanted to sneak up on your enemies from under the sea, your dreams have come true with the U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5. Yep, there’s a personal submarine for you and four of your closest friends.

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These furry critters are making us fall in love with sea slugs: Yes, sea slugs!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 17 July 2015

Instead of shuddering at the thought of sea slugs, embrace them. We certainly will when they look as cute as these furry little monsters of the deep!

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Stunning underwater photography captures the magic below the waves

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 8 June 2015

There are photographers who simply point and shoot, but then there are photographers who capture the wonders of the world with such vibrancy, we’re left speechless. Jorge Cervera Hauser is one such talented photographer who takes to the ocean to show us what lies beneath.

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There are more ‘mermaids’ than residents in this town of Florida

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By Kenny Ong in News on Monday 1 June 2015

With a name like Weeki Wachee, you’ll expect this town in Florida to boast of something unusual. And it does. The tiny, one-stoplight town has 28 ‘mermaids’ performing in its park’s submerged theatre three times a day, at 30 minutes each time. That’s 24 ‘mermaids’ more than the town’s four residents in 2013.

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Would you believe this photograph, and many more, was shot by an octopus?

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 15 April 2015

How would you feel if your photo is taken by an eight-arm photographer who’s a sucker for your smile? Meet Rambo, an octopus at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand.

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A remote controlled plane crashed into the sea and caught some pretty amazing underwater scenes

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 2 April 2015

What lurks beneath? Well, in this case, a beautiful tropical paradise. While flying his remote controlled airplane over The Cape Range National Park in Western Australia, YouTuber MrLiftHog became disoriented by the glare of the sun and watched as his plane crashed into the water. After recovering his plane, he decided to check out what […]

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The largest sculpture you’ve ever seen underwater carries a heavy responsibility on her shoulders

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Meet Ocean Atlas, the name of this sculpture of a Bahamian girl, who’s 18 feet tall and weighs a hefty 60 tons. Reportedly the largest underwater sculpture she carries the entire weight of the ocean on her small shoulders, not unlike Atlas, the mythical Greek Titan who held up the celestial spheres.

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A lot of puppy love went into the production of this doggie book

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By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Friday 26 September 2014

Seth Casteel, who made dog lovers the world over go gaga with his series of underwater shots of dogs back in 2012, is going to make them happy again with his launch of Underwater Puppies this month. Working with 1500 puppies, the book is filled with cute, wriggling puppies diving after a ball thrown into the pool.

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Check into this hotel, get isolated and have marine fishes checking in on you

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Monday 25 August 2014

The Manta Resort is a one-of-a-kind, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba, off the east coast of Africa. But their guest rooms are all separated from each other and all come with an underwater space four meters below the water surface for you to ogle at some beautiful marine life and sleep in, if you can shut your eyes away from what unfolds all around you.

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A four hour concert was held underwater at a beautiful coral barrier reef in Florida

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 31 July 2014

On July 2 this year, about 500 divers and snorkelers gathered to enjoy the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. And they did it underwater. Held at Looe Key Reef along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, they submerged and listened to a local radio station’s […]

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Park in Austria is submerged 10m deep each June

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 25 October 2013

Don’t forget to bring your swim fins, dive mask, scuba cylinders, and wet suit. No, we’re not going to the beach, we’re going to the park. Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake located in Styria, Austria. Though it’s pretty much your normal, crystal-clear, emerald-green hued lake, it does however, have one noteworthy attraction. The […]

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10-foot long Bobbit Worm: the most terrifying creature we’ve seen

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Thursday 19 September 2013

This creature is probably the most terrifying thing we’ve ever seen. It’s called a Bobbit Worm, and it hides in the ocean floor waiting to catch its prey. It’s ‘a mix between the Mongolian death worm,the Graboids from Tremors, the Bugs from Starship Troopers, and a rainbow’. It can grow up to 10-ft. long, and it’s one of the most mysterious […]

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The Deep: animation by Mark van Berkel

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By Wendy Denissen in New Illustration on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Have you ever imagined what the bottom of the ocean would look like? Motion graphic artist Mark van Berkel has. His last project is an animation called Utopia. This short movie shows the cold and dark atmosphere of the deepest depths of the ocean. van Berkel loves to create foreign universes in his work, in […]

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Abandoned underwater strip club in Eilat, Israel

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Travel on Friday 2 August 2013

We’ve heard of exclusive clubs before, but it seems as if this abandoned underwater strip club was pretty difficult to get in during its day. The completely air-tight structure was previously an underground restaurant in Eilat, Israel, before it was converted into a strip club. It’s definitely an interesting concept, although it doesn’t seem to have worked out well. Talk about a room with a view…

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Felix Salazar’s macro photography of coral reefs

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 19 July 2013

LA-based photographer Felix Salazar’s macro photography series of coral reefs takes you on a visually-stunning underwater adventure. Home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, coral reefs are a vibrant community of beautiful and unusual creatures. Salazar’s close-up shots celebrate the immense beauty found in the smallest of places.

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