Awesome Underwater

Jellyfish Fireworks

Jellyfish Fireworks

It took a trip 4000 feet under the sea off Baja California, Mexico to witness these New Year’s fireworks, but the payoff was worth it – as the lights of the E/V Nautilus‘ remote-operated Hercules submarine revealed the colorful tentacles of the Halitrephes maasi jellyfish.

1000 Meters Below Antarctica

1000 Meters Below Antarctica

Scientist Dr. Jon Copley set out on an expedition to head more than 3200 feet below the icy seas of Antarctica, something never before achieved. The amount of marine life they discover is truly astounding and humbling. Video by BBC Earth and Alucia Productions.

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PowerRay 4K Underwater Drone

PowerRay 4K Underwater Drone

An underwater drone that can record videos at 4K/25fps, stream at 1080p and shoot at up to 5fps. Its 12MP camera is mounted on a 2-axis gimbal for smooth shots. It works up to 98ft away, and lasts up to 2h per charge. It also has an optional fish-finding module.

Blue Planet II : The Prequel

Blue Planet II : The Prequel

BBC Earth returns to the seas 16 years after The Blue Planet, but with the today’s camera tech, it’s sure to blow our minds like Planet Earth II did. The 5-minute short teases us with some of the incredible sights to come, and is set to a soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead.

Paralenz Dive Camera

Paralenz Dive Camera

An action camera designed for divers. It has large buttons with haptic feedback, automatic color correction based on your depth, and lets you overlay the time, depth and temperature in your videos. It uses a 140º lens with LDC, and shoots 720p/1080p/4K videos and 8MP stills.

Rocket in a Fish Tank

Rocket in a Fish Tank

Warped Perception demonstrates exactly why it pays to use a really good slow motion camera, showing off what happens when you drop a model rocket engine into an aquarium, then ignite it. Rest assured, no fish were harmed. Explody bits start at 2:40.

Gladius Submersible Drone

Gladius Submersible Drone

A remote-controlled underwater drone which allows you to capture full HD video (4K model also available) and 16 MP stills using its waterproof camera and LED lighting. It comes with a 30m (~98 ft.) tether, but can be upgraded to operate at depths up to 100m (~328 ft.).

Carrier Crab’s Spiny Shield

Carrier Crab’s Spiny Shield

National Geographic presents brief, but nonetheless fascinating look at a carrier crab, as he stomps around the ocean floor carrying a spiny sea urchin on his back to scare off predators. A few special guests hitch a ride for their own protection too.

Googly-eyed Stubby Squid

Googly-eyed Stubby Squid

“It’s like some little kid dropped their toy.” A team of oceanic researchers on the E/V Nautilus came across this unusual sea creature while on a mission, but rather getting all serious and sciency, they spent their time poking fun at the little guy’s looks.

Smooth Undersea Videos

Smooth Undersea Videos

Filmmaker Justin David Baluch’s silky smooth underwater caving videos will pull you under and make you never want to come up for air. Drop by his Vimeo channel and check out more of his stunning subaquatic clips.

Underwater Explosions in Slow Motion

Underwater Explosions in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys played with waterproof fireworks in a small tank to see how they would react with the water underneath and at the surface. At 120,000 frames per second, the world turns into CGI. A world that takes up 24GB per second.

Johanna Under The Ice

Johanna Under The Ice

NOWNESS and photographer Ian Derry visited freediver Johanna Nordblad, the woman who holds a world record for diving under ice. Her fascination with the frigid, yet peaceful conditions came after she was subjected to ice water treatments for a serious leg fracture.

Anemones Are Not Crab’s Enemies

Anemones Are Not Crab’s Enemies

Jonathan Bird’s Blue World shares footage of one of nature’s odd relationships – as a hermit crab helps move a pair of anemones from her old shell to a bigger one. The anemones offer the crab protection, and the crab offers food to the anemones. (Thanks Paul!)

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Flying Underwater

Flying Underwater

Devin Supertramp’s gang dips beneath the waves in Belize for a flight on a Subwing – a device which works like an underwater wakeboard of sorts. The lightweight boards let riders twist and turn as they’re towed by a boat. We’d just get water up our noses.

You Sank My Batttleship

You Sank My Batttleship

Back in November 2015, Rosarito Underwater Park sank a former Mexican Navy battleship as the basis for an artificial reef. Photographer JP Ussel was on hand with a plethora of GoPros to capture the action from inside and outside the ship as it met its final resting place.

RC Plane Goes Snorkeling

RC Plane Goes Snorkeling

YouTuber MrLiftHog lost control of his remote-controlled airplane because he was temporarily blinded by the sun. The plane crashed into the sea and immediately got wrecked, but the GoPro camera attached to it kept rolling.

Trident Underwater Drone

Trident Underwater Drone
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While the majority of drones out there are designed to fly in the air, the 16″ x 8″ Trident is designed to go underwater instead. This agile, remote-controlled micro-sub sends data via a tether, and has a built-in HD camera and lights to explore and record sea life.

Seawolf GoPro ROV

Seawolf GoPro ROV

TTRobotix’s Seawolf is a remote-controlled submarine with a GoPro-compatible case and mount. It lasts up to 1hr. per charge and dives up to 30ft. at up to 2mph. It has tethered and wireless variants. Drops this year for $999.

An Octopus Carrying a Coconut

An Octopus Carrying a Coconut

It’s not often that you see an octopus carrying things around, but when you do, it’s kind of silly looking. A diver spotted one of the eight-legged sea creatures awkwardly trying to carry two halves of a coconut shell. It’s like Octodad IRL.

Unreal Undersea Creatures

Unreal Undersea Creatures

A team of marine scientists funded by the NOAA used a robotic camera off the coast of Puerto Rico to capture incredible footage of just a few of the unusual undersea lifeforms dwelling up to 20,000ft. beneath the surface. More here.

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Kojaque: Midnight Flower

Kojaque: Midnight Flower

(PG-13 Language) Irish rapper Kojaque trained extensively to be able to hold his breath and lip sync underwater to make the video for his track Midnight Flower. The dazed look on his face by the end says it all.

Octopus, What Octopus?

Octopus, What Octopus?

Jonathan Gordon was taken aback while snorkeling in the caribbean, as he stumbled onto this octopus and its amazing innate abilities to blend into its surroundings. It’s exactly like the plot of Octodad, but not.

Ocean Gravity

Ocean Gravity

Surreal footage of freediver Guillaume Néry being carried along by strong underwater currents near Tahiti. At first, he just floats like a dead man, but later mimics the movements of running on the surface of the Moon.

Lobster Handfishing

Lobster Handfishing

Diver Rick Coleman took his wife Susie out on a trip to catch some spiny lobster. But she didn’t have the benefit of a net, and tried to catch these crafty crustaceans using only her hands. As the video shows, it’s not an easy task.

U-Boat Worx HP Sport Sub 2

U-Boat Worx HP Sport Sub 2
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U-Boat Worx‘ latest personal submarine is a compact two-seater. Able to dive up to 100m (330ft), the HP Sport Sub 2 weighs just 2200kg (4850lb) and can fit on a 30m+ super yacht or be launched directly from a trailer.

Rinspeed sQuba Submarine Car

Rinspeed sQuba Submarine Car

Rinspeed’s amphibious sports car, the sQuba can dive up to 10m (33ft.) and move at up to 2 knots (2.3mph) underwater. It has three electric motors – one for land, two for water – two jet ski motors and two oxygen tanks for passengers.

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