Awesome Underwater

Controlling Water Vortexes

Controlling Water Vortexes

We’ve seen dolphins playing with underwater bubble rings, but freediver David Helderle has honed the act of making underwater vortexes into a fine craft. Aquaman should have had this power. (Thanks Michael!)

Don’t Mess with this Grouper

Don’t Mess with this Grouper

An aggressive Atlantic Goliath Grouper didn’t like this scuba diver spearfishing in his neck of the woods, and proceeded to steal the diver’s fish and the spear gun that it was attached to. There’s a reason he’s named Goliath after all.

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Lost in Jellyfish Space

Lost in Jellyfish Space

Photographer Nana Trongratanawong captured this amazing GoPro footage as she snorkeled in a Palau lake filled with millions of golden jellyfish. Apparently the stingers on these jellies aren’t powerful enough to harm humans.

Octopus Wants Camera

Octopus Wants Camera

What is it with octopi and their interest in cameras? While filming off the coast of Carmel, California, divers David Malvestuto and Warren Murray encountered one cephalopod who really wanted a camera, and didn’t want to let go.

Underwater Crop Circles

Underwater Crop Circles

This tiny little puffer fish has quite a talent – constructing immaculate underwater crop circles by swimming in the sand. The spirographs measure seven feet in diameter. (Thanks Orion!)

Porpoise Bubbles

Porpoise Bubbles

From the looks of this clip, we’re guessing these black finless porpoises started to pass around an underwater bubble by being enticed with lots of delicious fish treats. Now they do it on porpoise. There, we said it.

Predator X

Predator X

BBC Earth shows us the ridiculously massive Pliosaurus funkei – also known as “Predator X” using computer simulation. The killer, sea-dwelling creature was said to have had a bite four times more powerful than mighty T. Rex.

Searching for Whale Song

Searching for Whale Song

Undersea pilots Graham Hawkes and Lee Behel deep dive in their DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible in the waters of Hawaii on a quest to hear the song of the whale. Some of the most beautiful GoPro footage we’ve ever seen.

Bubble vs. Rocks

Bubble vs. Rocks

A scuba diver shows off not only his underwater bubble making skills, but how said bubble can be used to knock things over. Seems like this should be some sort of move in Super Scuba Fighter IV.

Octopus Camouflage

Octopus Camouflage

Over a decade ago, marine biologist Roger Hanlon stumbled onto an octopus as it transformed to match its surroundings, leading him to study how cephalopods morph in color, shape and texture.

Meeting a Wolf Eeel

Meeting a Wolf Eeel

After his encounter with squirrely squid, Steve Backshall meets up with a gnarly looking eel. We love how he says “please don’t take my fingers off” as he puts them right in front of its mouth.

Swimming with a Humboldt Squid

Swimming with a Humboldt Squid

BBC TV host Steve Backshall handles one of the most ornery underwater creatures, the Humboldt squid. Clearly, it’s none too happy with him, as it squirts massive amounts of ink at his captor.

Underwater Wheelchair

Underwater Wheelchair

Artist Susan Austin has been confined to a wheelchair since 1996, but that hasn’t stopped her from living her dream of diving beneath the sea – with the help of her special submarine chair.

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New Pioneer Sealife Camera

New Pioneer Sealife Camera
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Designed for underwater photos, the DC1400 is depth-rated to 200 feet, and can snap beautiful shots of marine life with its 14 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom and dive-optimized image modes.

Shark Steals Camera

Shark Steals Camera

You’d think that divers would have learned their lesson. You never want to leave your camera for even a second when there are sharks around. Best comment: “he took it to a prawn shop.”

Shark Surprise

Shark Surprise

Diver Jim Abernethy was underwater capturing footage of a blue marlin, when out of the depths a 10-foot-long mako shark pops into the frame, giving him one serious pants-wetting moment.

Aquarius Reef Base

Aquarius Reef Base

A brief overview of the Aquarius, the world’s last undersea laboratory. It is located in the Florida Keys and is used by aquanauts to perform experiments and study marine life. More here.

Underwater Nightclub

Underwater Nightclub

Designed as a promotional stunt for TechnoMarine watches, it envisions a cool new nightclub under the Hudson River, complete with real fake jellyfish. Looks great until you need to go to the bathroom.

Jellyfish or Batman?

Jellyfish or Batman?

Neptune Canada was shooting underwater footage in the Pacific off of Vancouver when they spotted this unusual jellyfish-like creature, which transformed itself into an awfully familiar shape.

Water Discus Hotel

Water Discus Hotel

Planned for construction in Dubai, Deep Ocean Technology’s Jetsons-esque structure will include both over- and underwater living areas, which can ascend above water in an emergency.

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Subwing

Subwing

Like waterskis for underwater, the fiberglass Subwing lets you “fly” beneath the waves as you’re towed along by a boat on the surface. Just put on your mask, hold your breath, and go.

Fishing Under Ice

Fishing Under Ice

These Finnish divers head underwater to look for fish, capturing and sharing their adventures below the ice. It’s even more amazing once you realize where they’re standing. (Thanks, everyone!)

Underwater Egg Cracking

Underwater Egg Cracking

Ever wonder what happens when you crack a raw egg 100-feet underwater? Us neither, but these divers show the effect of the pressure levels at that depth. Oh, and that somebody wants lunch.

Christina Zenato: Shark Mistress

Christina Zenato: Shark Mistress

Shark Week’s coming up fast, but don’t believe all the media hype. As Christina Zenato here shows us, sharks aren’t really the ruthless killing machines Hollywood wants you to believe.

Sea Underwater Restaurant

Sea Underwater Restaurant

At Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Maldives, Sea’s dining room is partially submerged in the ocean, offering incredible views of sea life. The rest of the resort doesn’t look to shabby, either.

Swimming with Jellyfish

Swimming with Jellyfish

Take a bare-skinned swim through Palau’s Jellyfish Lake. How? These particular jellies haven’t had to deal with predators for thousands of years, so have lost most of their stinging ability.

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