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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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…
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
These amazing series of black and white underwater photographs by world traveler and photographer Kanoa Zimmerman are breathtakingly beautiful. It is an inspiring series for divers and photographers alike.