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100 Bold Underwater Innovations

From Submerged Hotels to Mermaid Inspired Weddings

— January 20, 2014 — Autos
When looking at these bold underwater innovations, Walt Disney’s cartoon classic “The Little Mermaid” first comes to mind. The surreal, animated film depicts life under the sea and is a true hit amongst audiences of all ages.

Whether or not this film strikes your fancy, its fantastical themes are transformed into reality with these real-life examples of submerged design. While Ocean-deep abodes, submerged eateries and underwater wedding ceremonies have become more and more common in recent years, the popular Seapunk subculture has been taking the worlds of music and fashion by storm.

Scuba-diver accessible homes, mermaid-themed runways and surreal oceanic imagery have made major waves in the last year in the worlds of fashion, tech and architecture. This recent obsession with all-things oceanic has making these bold underwater innovations that much more intriguing.
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Rehabilitative Underwater Photography
Rehabilitative Underwater Photography
Shimoda Submerges Cancer Survivors Underwater to Heal Them
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Swirling H2O Snapshots
Swirling H2O Snapshots
Moses Hacmon Strives to Capture the Various Faces of Water
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98
Underwater Animal Rights Ads
Underwater Animal Rights Ads
The Joaquin Phoenix PETA Ad Relates Drowning to Killing Fish
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97
Travelling Christmas Tree Ads
Travelling Christmas Tree Ads
In This Ad Spar Convenience Store Covers Ireland with Trees
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96
Advanced Waterproof Smartphones
Advanced Waterproof Smartphones
The Sony Xperia ZR Can be Submerged in 5 Feet of Water & Function
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95
Versatile Undersea Flashlights
Versatile Undersea Flashlights
The GoBe Underwater Light is a Versatile Scuba Lighting System
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94
Underwater Wheelchair Explorations
Underwater Wheelchair Explorations
Finding Freedom by Sue Austin Rethinks Disabled Individuals
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93
Underwater Facial Music Speakers
Underwater Facial Music Speakers
The Finis Neptune Plays Music Underwater Through Your Cheekbones
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92
Sedentary Sea Surveyors
Sedentary Sea Surveyors
Swim All Over the Coral Reef at Home with the Google Underwater Explorer
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91
Submerged Swimmer Headphones
Submerged Swimmer Headphones
The SwiMP3 Waterproof MP3 Provides High Quality Music Underwater
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90
Underwater Training Trackers
Underwater Training Trackers
Instabeat for Swimmer Goggles Monitors Swimmers’ Fitness Scores
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89
Underwater Coral Clutches
Underwater Coral Clutches
This Digital Print Clutch from Pixie Market is Something You Have to See
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88
Romantic Underwater Commercials
Romantic Underwater Commercials
The Kusmai Tea 'La Beaute Des Melanges' Campaign is Fanciful
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87
Seafaring Security Cyborgs
Seafaring Security Cyborgs
The BIOSwimmer is an Autonomous Techno Tuna that Detects Bombs
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86
Task-Handling Aquatic Robots
Task-Handling Aquatic Robots
This Robot Fish Can Dive, Float and Explore Like Any Aquatic Animal
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85
Floating Chair Art Films
Floating Chair Art Films
The 'Creating the Spectacle' Wheelchair Short Reaches New Depths
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84
Submerged Fashion Films
Submerged Fashion Films
The Amphitrite Underwater Goddess Video Embodies Greek Mythology
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83
Supporting Head Swim Floats
Supporting Head Swim Floats
The Floating Cap Helps Keep Your Head from Being Submerged Underwater
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82
Underwater Light Shows
Underwater Light Shows
This Clever Gadget Will Turn Your Pool Party Into a Sensation
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81
Anti-Gravity Ice Fishing
Anti-Gravity Ice Fishing
Scuba Divers Walk Underwater in Upside-Down Fishing Video
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80
Underwater Flying Suits
Underwater Flying Suits
Oceanwings Allow You to Fly Underwater in the Ocean's Depths
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79
Split-Level Landscape Paintings (UPDATE)
Split-Level Landscape Paintings (UPDATE)
Artist Jeremy Miranda Blends Scenes with True Skill
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78
Underwater Shark-Swimming Vehicles
Underwater Shark-Swimming Vehicles
This Volkswagen Beetle is Able to Drive Underwater
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77
Underwater Nightclubs
Underwater Nightclubs
The TechnoMarine Watches Promotional Stunt Bubbles with Excitement
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76
Luxurious Secret Agent Submarines
Luxurious Secret Agent Submarines
The Lotus Esprit Submarine is a Classic James Bond Film Car
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75
Interactive Digital Aquariums
Interactive Digital Aquariums
The Deep Blue Aquarium Lets You Play and Interact With Aquatic Life
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74
Oceanic Lamp Fixtures
Oceanic Lamp Fixtures
Neri Meiri's Seaweed Lamps are a Crunchy Endeavour
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73
Shipwrecked Scuba Series
Shipwrecked Scuba Series
The Julian Calverley 'Underwater' Photography is Magical
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72
Striking Underwater Snapshots
Striking Underwater Snapshots
The Christopher Swann Images of the Atlantic Ocean Are Stunning
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71
Submerged Dancer Snapshots
Submerged Dancer Snapshots
Katerina Bodrunova's 'Underwater Tango' Series is Sunken
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70
Underwater Wine Cellars
Underwater Wine Cellars
Piero Lugano Discovers That the Sea is the Best Place for Sparkling Wine
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69
Underwater Conversation Goggles
Underwater Conversation Goggles
The 'Smart Swimming Goggles' Connect Divers Under the Sea
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68
Boat-Towed Submersibles
Boat-Towed Submersibles
The SeaBird is a Two-Person Submarine Without an Engine of Its Own
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67
Swimming Rocket Cuffs
Swimming Rocket Cuffs
The x2 Underwater Jet Pack Turns Swimmers into Supermen
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66
Radical Reptile Cage Diving
Radical Reptile Cage Diving
The Cage of Death by Crocosaurus Cove is an Underwater Thrill
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65
After Dark Aquatic Accessories
After Dark Aquatic Accessories
The NOCQUA 2000 Offers illumination for Nighttime Watersports
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64
Sharply Focused Submergable Cameras
Sharply Focused Submergable Cameras
The GoPro Dive Housing Makes for Great Underwater Shots
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63
Submerged Shelter Sculptures (UPDATE)
Submerged Shelter Sculptures (UPDATE)
The Underwater Cement Sculptures Live in Cancun, Mexico
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62
Submerged Storm Pictures
Submerged Storm Pictures
The Stephen Wilkes Photography Captures New Jersey Underwater
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61
Hybrid Oceanic Energy Collectors
Hybrid Oceanic Energy Collectors
This Ocean Power Generator Collects Energy from Wind and Water
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60
Powerful Predator Submersibles
Powerful Predator Submersibles
The Killer Whale Submarine is a Two-Man Water Demon
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59
Fully Water-Resistant Smartphones
Fully Water-Resistant Smartphones
The Game-Changing Sony Xperia Z1s Device Launched at CES 2014
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58
Seafaring Creature Combat Ads
Seafaring Creature Combat Ads
This Nexcare Bandage Promotion Has Aquatic Animals About to Get Hurt
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57
Bubbly Underwater Ads
Bubbly Underwater Ads
The Schweppes Campaign Features Artistic Grayscale Photography
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56
Shark-Safe Wetsuits
Shark-Safe Wetsuits
The World's First Shark-Proof Wetsuit Helps Stave Off Predators
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55
Color-Popping Creature Captures
Color-Popping Creature Captures
Mark Laita's Sea Collection Captures Neon-Colored Life
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54
Electrifying Neon Watertography
Electrifying Neon Watertography
The 'Aqueous Electro' Series by Mark Mawson is Submerged
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53
Sleek Scuba-Themed Streetwear
Sleek Scuba-Themed Streetwear
The Mardou&Dean; Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Embraces Surf Culture
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52
Prismatic Merman Videos
Prismatic Merman Videos
The Triton Fashion Film Channels Underwater Royalty
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51
Underwater Shark Viewing Cars
Underwater Shark Viewing Cars
The ‘Volkswagen Beetle Mobile Shark Cage’ is a Submerged
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50
Eccentric Aquatic Runways
Eccentric Aquatic Runways
The Krizia Robustella Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is Mermaid-Inspired
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49
Aquatic Political Parties
Aquatic Political Parties
The Mermaids at the Republican National Convention Boasts Uniqueness
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48
Spyglass Safety Rings
Spyglass Safety Rings
'Under the Sea' Keeps Kids Afloat and Offers a View of Aquatic Life Beneath
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47
Mermaid-Like Monofins
Mermaid-Like Monofins
This Flipper Gives Swimmers a Convincing Mermaid Tail
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46
Majestic Mermaid Costumes
Majestic Mermaid Costumes
These Fabric Tail Mermaid Costumes Let You Channel Your Inner Mermaid
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Submerged Surfer Snapshots
Submerged Surfer Snapshots
Photographer Lucia Griggi Captures Life From Underwater
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Subaquatic-Like Aquarium Exhibits
Subaquatic-Like Aquarium Exhibits
The Water Planet Will Make People Feel Like Mermaids
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Ethereal Underwater Captures
Ethereal Underwater Captures
The Alexander Semenov Sea Creatures Collection is Lovely Yet Alarming
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42
Surreal Deep Sea Displays (UPDATE)
Surreal Deep Sea Displays (UPDATE)
Andreas Franke Brings Shipwrecks to Life in Underwater Gallery
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41
Sanitizing Robot Snakes
Sanitizing Robot Snakes
The Bio-Cleaner 2 is an Underwater Appliance That Breaks Down Metals
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40
Submerged Sea Houses
Submerged Sea Houses
Urban Reef by Jason deCaires Taylor Hopes to Become Alternate Fish Habitats
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39
Coral Reef-Inspired Paintings
Coral Reef-Inspired Paintings
Artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser's Work is Full of Depth and Texture
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38
Retro Underwater Photography
Retro Underwater Photography
These Retro Photos Have Been Altered to Look Like They're Underwater
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Scuba-Inspired Swimwear Editorials
Scuba-Inspired Swimwear Editorials
The Harper's Bazaar Brazil 'Mergulho Vivo' Photoshoot is Sporty
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36
Billowing Underwater Fashion
Billowing Underwater Fashion
The Joel Janse Van Vuuren SS13 Lookbook is Artistically Fashionable
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35
Obscure Octopus Chandeliers
Obscure Octopus Chandeliers
Adam Wallacavage Creates Aquatic Decor Light Fixtures
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Robotic Ocean Custodians
Robotic Ocean Custodians
The Veolia Marine Drone Swims Around Collecting Trash in the Sea
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Ethereal Underwater Editorials
Ethereal Underwater Editorials
The Beneath the Surface Vanidad Magazine Image Series is Feminine
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Buried Marine Museums (UPDATE)
Buried Marine Museums (UPDATE)
The Jason deCaires Taylor Underwater Sculptures are Impressive
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Luxury Personal Submarines
Luxury Personal Submarines
The 'Spymaster Minisub' Could Get You Hired as a Secret Agent
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30
Calming Underwater Projectors
Calming Underwater Projectors
This Wave Projector Will Calm You Down and Lull You to Sleep
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Tranquil Submerged Photography
Tranquil Submerged Photography
Mallory Morrison's Underwater Photos are Breathtakingly Serene
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Futuristic Floating Airports
Futuristic Floating Airports
The London Britannia Airport Will Have Underwater Tunnels
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27
Submerged Siren Photography
Submerged Siren Photography
The Michael David Adams Forever Young Image Series is Ethereal
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Waterproof Camera Cases
Waterproof Camera Cases
The Outex Pro Kit Protects Expensive Gear from the Elements
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25
Vintage Swimming Pool Shoots
Vintage Swimming Pool Shoots
Brittany Shows Off Her Underwater Swimming Skills for KALOSPIX
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Submerged Hotels
Submerged Hotels
The Water Discus Underwater Hotel Allows You to Vacation in the Sea
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23
Underwater Pollution Installations
Underwater Pollution Installations
Trash in the Ocean Becomes Part of a Scuba Diving Art Project
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Aquatic Nighttime Projectors
Aquatic Nighttime Projectors
The Wild Walls Shark Encounter Brings the Sea into Any Bedroom
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Magically Mesmerizing Water Imagery
Magically Mesmerizing Water Imagery
Underwater by Baiba Ladiga
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20
Diving Dolphin Powerboats
Diving Dolphin Powerboats
These Extreme Seabreacher Diving Machines Resemble Creatures of The Sea
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19
Magnificent Underwater Photography
Magnificent Underwater Photography
The Whale Shark Fashion Shoot Was Shot in a Filipino Village
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18
Ornate Mermaid Depictions
Ornate Mermaid Depictions
The Herson Nebaya Sea Princess Beauty Story is Cosmetically Bold
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17
Submerged Luxury Nightclubs
Submerged Luxury Nightclubs
Check out The World's First Underwater Music Club in the Maldives
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16
Deep Sea Sand Sculptures
Deep Sea Sand Sculptures
Yoji Ookata Discovers Giant Underwater Crop Circles
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15
Underwater Human Life Photography
Underwater Human Life Photography
The Staudinger & Franke 'Life Below the Surface' Series is Deep
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14
Aquatic Paper Window Displays
Aquatic Paper Window Displays
Hermès' Paper Window Display Revives the Sunken City of Atlanti
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13
Bright Underwater Pool Paintings
Bright Underwater Pool Paintings
These Colorful Paintings Capture Submerged Swimmers in a Pool
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12
Streamlined Stingray Submarines
Streamlined Stingray Submarines
The GhostManta Submersible Vehicle Works with Underwater Creatures
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11
Ethereal Aquatic Editorials
Ethereal Aquatic Editorials
The Fire in the Sky Michael David Adams Image Series is Dreamlike
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10
Angelic Underwater Photography
Angelic Underwater Photography
Swan Song by Zena Holloway is Romantically Magical
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9
Textured Underwater Portraits
Textured Underwater Portraits
Fish Heads by Tim Tadder Captures Submerged Individuals
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8
Surreal Submerged Fashion Ads
Surreal Submerged Fashion Ads
The Wonderland Couture by Feline Blush Campaign is Magical
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7
Layered Underwater Paintings
Layered Underwater Paintings
Jessica Dunegan's Resin Paintings Depict the Artist Underwater
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6
Dreamy Underwater Editorials
Dreamy Underwater Editorials
The Sent From Above Beauty Story Features Aquatic Captures
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5
Underwater Hotel Rooms
Underwater Hotel Rooms
The Partially Submerged Manta Resort Offers Astounding Aquatic Views
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4
Deep Sea Livestream Feeds
Deep Sea Livestream Feeds
The Okeanos's Underwater Robots Make Ocean Exploration Accessible
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3
Grungy Siren Photography
Grungy Siren Photography
The Mermaid Fantasy Nylon Korea Editorial is 90s Inspired
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2
Stunning Surreal World Art
Stunning Surreal World Art
These Surreal Captures Blend Real World Beauty with Elements of Fantasy
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Underwater-Simulating Installations
Underwater-Simulating Installations
Aquatic Colors Focuses on a Breathtaking Bloom of Jellyfish
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