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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

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

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

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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Stunning underwater images by amateur photographers

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Thursday 27 June 2013

Until science creates a way for all us land-lubbers to live under the sea, we’ll just drool over these amazing photos taken underwater for the annual photo competition held by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. These are a few of the winners, but be sure to look through all the […]

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How to use your cheeks to listen to music underwater

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Two things we learnt today: there is such a thing as bone conduction technology, and it is how California-based FINIS’s Neptune music player works underwater. Traditional headphones won’t work thanks to water seeping into your ears, so bone conduction is used to transmit crystal clear audio through the cheekbone directly into the inner ear. We […]

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Diver’s watch comes submerged in bag of water

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 3 June 2013

Designer and art director Ralf Schroeder came up with this innovative packaging design for Italian watch brand Festina’s Profundo diver’s watch. It involves packing the watch in a see-through bag of water, which expertly shows off its waterproof feature. Evidently this has already nabbed a number of awards, which we can’t fault at all, really.

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World’s only underwater art gallery is 27 meters underwater on sunken ship

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Thursday 18 April 2013

Normal, everyday activities are pretty boring to photograph. There’s a woman doing her laundry. And there are some ballerinas striking a pose. But now, imagine viewing those mundane photos as displayed in the world’s only underwater art gallery. Works by Andreas Franke are on display 27 meters underwater on sunken ship USNS General Hoyt S.Vandenberg, only reachable if you know […]

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Lost and found: sunken civilizations

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 8 April 2013

Underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio has a pretty cool knack for discovering ancient shipwrecks. He conducts ongoing research off the coast of Egypt in partnership with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities to determine the ancient location and topography of the currently submerged ancient zones of the eastern harbour of Alexandria (Portus Magnus) and of today’s […]

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Underwater photography by Mallory Morrison

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Monday 18 February 2013

Mallory Morrison’s photography captures the surreal beauty of life underwater. At some point, probably everyone has fantasized about having the ability to breath underwater. Every little girl wants to be a mermaid and every little boy wishes he had underwater super powers like Aquaman. Mallory Morrison is the photography genie who grants those wishes.

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The Body: new photography by Helen Pynor

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By Sara Sweet in New Photography on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Helen Pynor is a photographer whose work depicts what appears to be underwater worlds with floating organs and objects. Some of Pyrnor’s works contain delicate text with remedies for aches and pains. The images seem to highlight the fragility of the human body as the organs float in an endless but calm void, creating a range of conflicting emotions. The photographs have an intriguing tranquil effect as they almost appear to be moving in slow motion amongst the unfamiliar space.

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