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Underwater Music Video

Underwater Music Video

To create the music video for his original song Farewell, musician Bernth dove beneath the water with his guitar and performed the track while holding his breath for more than two minutes. It’s a beautiful and emotive track, and the studio recording really was performed with his guitar partially submerged in water to give it a dream-like quality.

Diver Helps an Octopus

Diver Helps an Octopus

While diving in Lempeh, Indonesia, Pall Sigurdsson came across a tiny coconut octopus wearing a plastic cup. Realizing it needed a sturdier survival shelter, he stayed patiently on the seafloor with the little guy while his fellow divers collected shells. After checking out a few options, the octopus settled into its new and improved home.

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Strange Deep-Sea Animals

Strange Deep-Sea Animals

Perhaps it’s because they think nobody can see them down there, but the deeper you go beneath the water’s surface, the weirder-looking the creatures get. MBARI takes us on deep-dive with the strange animals that dwell in the depths of Monterey Bay and beyond. That black seadevil is some major nightmare fuel.

Dropping a GoPro off a Fishing Pier

Dropping a GoPro off a Fishing Pier

It’s time to swim with the fishes. Ace Underwater put a GoPro on a fishing line and lowered it beneath Florida’s Navarre Beach fishing pier. After exploring the shallow waters for a few minutes, he headed to the end of the pier, dropped some bait, and recorded the feeding frenzy.

How Movies + TV Shows Shoot Underwater Scenes

How Movies + TV Shows Shoot Underwater Scenes

While Avatar: The Way of Water shot its underwater scenes by training actors to hold their breath, there are lots of other tricks that moviemakers use to create the illusion of underwater action. Insider explores some of the visual effects techniques – both practical and digital which bring underwater scenes to life.

Wednesday Addams’ Dance Underwater

Wednesday Addams’ Dance Underwater

As we’ve seen before, freediver Kristina Makushenko has the amazing ability to dance underwater. The “Aqua Queen on Heels” recently performed an interpretation of Jenna Ortega’s captivating school dance from Wednesday at the bottom of a swimming pool. And no, it wasn’t filled with Goo Goo Muck.

Making CO2-Powered Mini Torpedoes

Making CO2-Powered Mini Torpedoes

Inspired by the torpedoes on a submarine, electrosync wanted to see if he could make a tiny version to launch in a swimming pool. He designed 3D-printed shells for the mini torpedoes and powered them with CO2 cartridges. A spring mechanism gives them an initial push. Grab the STL files for free on Thangs.com. (Thanks, Bruce!)

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A Fever of Devil Rays

A Fever of Devil Rays

While diving in the Gulf of California, nature photographer, Sea Legacy co-founder and NatGeo contributor Paul Nicklen captured this awe-inspiring footage of a massive school of mobula rays – aka “devil rays.” It’s an amazing sight that reminds us how important it is to protect our oceans and the species that live beneath its surface.

Shark Eats Action Camera

Shark Eats Action Camera

Nature photographer Nico Zimm was shooting footage of tiger sharks when one of them figured his Insta360 camera looked like a snack. The resulting footage provides a first-person view of what a squid or fish might see in its final moments. Fortunately, the shark spat the camera back out when it realized it wasn’t lunch.

Walking School of Catfish

Walking School of Catfish

When young, the striped eel catfish likes to stick close to its siblings. In fact, they travel so close together that they look like some kind of larger creature made up of smaller creatures. The Abyss Diving School Bali shared this incredible footage of a school of the fish as they made their way across the ocean floor in Jelemuk Bay.

Conrad Maldives’ Undersea Villa

Conrad Maldives’ Undersea Villa

Sleep with the fishes at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. The Muraka is a $15 million, two-level rental resembling a fancy docked houseboat in a blue lagoon. Located sixteen feet below sea level, the king suite’s 180-degree acrylic dome exhibits natural and wild views of the Indian Ocean’s tropical habitat.

What a Torpedo Sees

What a Torpedo Sees

Ever wanted to know what a torpedo sees when it’s launched from a submarine? Now’s your chance. While this particular projectile doesn’t have explosives on board, it’s still cool to see its perspective as it speeds through the water. If you freeze-frame at 1:11 you can catch a glimpse of the sub in the rear-view shot.

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Finding Endurance

Finding Endurance

After running into ice in 1915, explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship the Endurance has been found at the bottom of the ocean off of Antarctica. The Endurance22 Expedition located the ship and shared this incredible 4K footage of the vessel, which is still largely intact, where it came to rest nearly 10,000 feet below the surface.

Seabreacher POV

Seabreacher POV

The Seabreacher is a single-person sea craft that can momentarily dip beneath the surface of the water. This POV footage by Jason Prado gives you a sense of what it’s like to ride inside one. It looks like a lot of fun, though it’s unfortunate that it can’t stay submerged for longer.

Diving to the Mariana Trench

Diving to the Mariana Trench

With a depth of 36,070 feet, the Mariana Trench is the deepest known point in the Earth’s oceans. Bright Side explains what you might experience if you descended all the way to the bottom and what equipment upgrades you’d need as you went lower and lower.

Crushing Things Underwater

Crushing Things Underwater

The Hydraulic Press Channel tried something they’ve never done before. They placed the business end of a 40-ton press inside of an aquarium, then smooshed a soda can and some bottles to see how they would behave underwater. Their new slow-mo camera produced some nice high-quality images of the explosions.

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