MUSA artist Jason de Caires Taylor submerged 11 new sculptures in September, bringing the total of underwater art pieces to 500. The additional pieces will be submerged in “The Silent Evolution” gallery, joining the original sculptures submerged in 2010.
Few photographers hide their pictures in old folders. They either want to share them with friends and family, relive their encounters or use them for conservation and identification causes. Then there are the really ambitious photographers who participate in contests or try to get them published. No matter what you hope to achieve, the most important part is learning how to perfect your skills.
When it comes to shooting underwater, the less intrusive the better. Which is why a rebreather proves to be a valuable piece of scuba gear when it comes to getting the shot. Here, Pompano Dive Center photo pro Craig Dietrich shares his "silent diving" experiences.
At night when the ocean is ink- black, photographers have learned to employ blue light and yellow filters to bring out the fluorescence of corals, sponges, mantis shrimp, anemones and even the eyes of fish. As these images show, the result is an unexpected visual delight.
Scuba diving with whales, dolphins and sharks? Underwater photographer Darren Jew has photographed the planet’s landscapes and wildlife from Antarctica to Zambia over his 30-year career – on mountain peaks, desert plains and beneath the ocean’s surface. We couldn't be more delighted to present a sample of his underwater photography!
There are many reasons underwater photographers show movement in their imagery: to capture a fast-swimming subject or emphasize the way it moves, to showcase the beauty of a scene, or to be playful. Whatever the reason, the photos here are amazing examples of the ocean in motion.
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Technical diving has always seemed a bit out of reach for me — too complicated, too difficult, too risky. But my mind has been seriously changed thanks to PADI’s recent Tec Xplor Days, a series of three events offering divers the chance to sample the latest in tec diving gear and rebreather technology in a safe, controlled — and free — environment.
SeaLife's commitment to encouraging underwater discovery just took a step forward through increased involvement with Kids Sea Camp. Now adults and kids attending Kids Sea Camp not only have a chance to win great SeaLife cameras as prizes, they can test the cameras in the water. In select locations, sign up for a PADI Underwater Digital Photography course and take a SeaLife camera system home with you.
Individual photos are okay, but a photo diary of your entire trip is more fun for your friends and a much better way to preserve your memories. Post them on Facebook, share with Instagram or create a web site to showcase them. Here are a few simple tips for creating a gallery of underwater images that tell a story.
Diving from Port Hardy, British Columbia to Sitka, Alaska with the Nautilus Swell live-aboard is a cool experience as Florida photographer Craig Dietrich tells it. The 40-50 degree water hosts lots of marine life like dolphins, whales, and sea lions.
Yes, the water really is that blue. Though it's not a well-known dive destination, perhaps it should be: Anguilla's got solid wrecks, a nice reef at Dog Island and sands so creamy and soft that even the most discerning beachgoer will be impressed.
Misool's Magic Mountain, a premier manta ray cleaning station, is one of few places in the world where both oceanic and reef mantas can be seen together, making it an ideal place for animal encounters and research
Often ignored and overlooked, crustaceans are the glue that binds our oceans' ecosystems together. From the microscopic krill that feed the largest of marine mammals to cleaner shrimps that help keep marine life healthy, these little "insects of the deep" should be held in high regard.
From Shark Week to Sharknado, there's no doubt we're obsessed with sharks. Here's where you can get up-close and personal with tiger sharks, great white sharks and more. We've ranked them from easiest to hardest, so go ahead, dive in and take your pick.
Cozumel, one of the most popular dive destinations in North America, is easy to get to and has everything: both luxury and budget-friendly accommodations, great restaurants and bars in San Miguel and, of course, epic diving!