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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]