Awesome Underwater

Jellies

Jellies

Anthony “Atort” Torotiello shared this video of Jellies at the Shedd Aquarium. Happen to be in Chicago? See these mesmerizing, otherworldly undersea creatures in person through May, 2012.

Virgin Oceanic

Virgin Oceanic

Sir Richard Branson opens up his seemingly limitless checkbook to launch Virgin Oceanic, a project designed to visit the unexplored depths of our seas. He should invite James Cameron along.

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Neptune MM2 Submarine

Neptune MM2 Submarine

The Neptune MM2 is a 2 seater sport micro submersible with a 750′ max dive depth; the dry sealed cabin with full life support is accessed through a heavy power enhanced lock down hatch.

Sonar Shipwrecks

Sonar Shipwrecks

These incredible sonar images by ADUS show intricate details of ships and submarines which met their final fate at the bottom of the ocean. A video flyby of the HMS Royal Oak can be seen here.

World’s Largest Aquarium

World’s Largest Aquarium

Patrick and Joyce from stillmotion had some downtime while in Atlanta, and took the time to shoot at the giant aquarium and its denizens. Shot on a Canon MkIV, then beautifully edited.

Galapagos 2010

Galapagos 2010

Darek Sepiolo’s astounding video of life in the Galapagos islands had us convinced we were looking at another world. When we realized this is right here on Earth, our minds exploded.

Depth

Depth

Depth puts gamers on one of two teams: divers or sharks. Divers seek treasure, sharks try to kill them, but can only see wild thrashing or blood, making for the ultimate game of hide-and-seek.

The Manta Thief

The Manta Thief

While it’s not quite as poetic as the octopus who stole a video camera, this manta ray nabbed cameraman Travis Matteson’s Canon 5D Mark II. Luckily, the ray dropped the $5k+ camera rig.

Shark Cage Fail

Shark Cage Fail

Despite the fact that Patrick Walsh and Paul Damgaard were inside of a “protective” shark cage, the 2-ton, 15 foot-long Great White headed their way isn’t going to let that get in his way.

Underwater Cemetery

Underwater Cemetery

The Neptune Memorial Reef, a cemetery under the sea, is fast becoming the world’s largest man made reef; covering over 600,000 sf, it’s becoming a new ecosystem for marine life and a diver destination.

Beyond Limits (Trailer)

Beyond Limits (Trailer)

Beyond Limits is the chronicle of Herbert Nitsch’s quest to dive to a depth of 1000ft in one breath. Yes, as in without an oxygen supply save for the one he gathers in his lungs.

2-Person Submarine

2-Person Submarine
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Go on a romantic date to the bottom of the sea in this 2-person electric sub, capable of diving up to 6 hours at depths down to 1,000 feet, to explore exotic oceanic species. (Thanks for the tip, Ron!)

Sharktopus!

Sharktopus!

You’ve gotta hand it to SYFY for their ability to recapture the magic of the good old “B” movie. With the help of genre master Roger Corman here comes 50% shark, 50% octopus, 100% cheese.

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Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Filmmaker Jon Rawlinson captured these moving images of these incredible undersea creatures at the Georgia Aquarium. Can you believe these things live right here on Earth? Us neither.

Underwater Base Jumping

Underwater Base Jumping

Hold your breath for 4 minutes, and watch this unreal clip of freediver Gillaume Nery, as he jumps head first into Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest blue hole on the planet. (Note: Fiction, but still cool).

Illusion: Walking Underwater

Illusion: Walking Underwater

It might look like these people are all walking in this pool with their clothes on. But it’s an illusion, created by sandwiching water between two acrylic panels, and visitors walk under the liquid ceiling.

Hilton Maldives Underwater Suite

Hilton Maldives Underwater Suite

The Hilton Maldives Resort features the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the resort will convert the 12-seat restaurant into a private suite for two.

Necker Nymph Submarine

Necker Nymph Submarine
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Not content to conquer space, Sir Richard Branson turns his eye toward ruling the oceans with the Necker Nymph; it’s an open-cockpit winged sub that’ll dive up to 130 feet.

Campaign: Silent Hunter 5

Campaign: Silent Hunter 5
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It looks purely visual, but it’s what’s beneath the waves that counts in this Silent Hunter 5 trailer; campaigns are dynamically driven by player decisions with 160 ports and 10,500 ships.

VersaTi Underwater Flashlight

VersaTi Underwater Flashlight
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The underwater flashlight gets sexy with Fenix Tactical’s VersaTi FD30; good down to 100m, it sports a titanium case with sand blasted grip pattern and scratch-resistant sapphire lens.

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Video: Underwater Enterprise

Video: Underwater Enterprise

An Aqua Modeler in Japan puts the ship back in spaceship with this remote-controlled, underwater capable Enterprise; they’ve also converted Battleship Yamato and the USS Voyager.

Scubacraft

Scubacraft
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In addition to his Project X watch, Daniel Craig may want a Scubacraft for his next Bond movie: it’s both a 50 mph speedboat and a submarine, able to dive up to 100 feet underwater.

Pentax Optio W80

Pentax Optio W80
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Good for up to 16 feet underwater, Pentax’s 1″ thick Optio W80 is no one-trick pony: it squeezes in a 12.1″ MP sensor, 28mm wide-angle lens, 5x optical zoom and 720p video.

Waterwall Pro 500 Chrono

Waterwall Pro 500 Chrono

NauticFish’s Waterwall Pro 500 watch looks good on land and underwater, with 500m of resistance, a 120-click diver bezel, Luminova phosphorescent dial and 4.0 mm sapphire crystal.

RC Manta Ray

RC Manta Ray
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With an underwater remote, all this RC Manta Ray needs is a shark fin to cause serious chaos at the pool; able to do barrel rolls, loops and Immelmanns, it sounds more F-16 than fish.

Blue Space Submarine

Blue Space Submarine
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Russians are known for being brutally efficient, and this Blue Space Submarine is no exception: it’s purely propelled by pedals and can reach speeds of up to 3 knots and a depth of 30m.

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