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We were underwater at about 45ft. at a cleaning station waiting for what seemed forever. Then after 40 minutes out of the blue comes this huge Manta flying gracefully overhead. This was the first Manta we had ever seen and Wow! what a beauty.
By Rick Ouellette
posted Monday, November 16, 2009
81 votes

This Decorator War Bonnet was shot on the world famous Browning Wall near Port Hardy B.C. The wall drops off to hundreds of feet. I used a Nikon D2X with a 105 macro lense.
By Wendy Carey
posted Friday, May 7, 2010
78 votes

Port Hardy Brown Irish Lord.Olympus SP500-UZ in an Ikelite Housing with a Sea& Sea YS90Dx strobe.
By Rick Ouellette
posted Monday, September 4, 2006
73 votes

Un-named wreck in Lake Ontario, Canada, near Picton. Depth 170'.
By Tom Wilson
posted Friday, August 8, 2008
66 votes

Free Ride!
A small crab hitches a ride on a Red eye Medusa Jellyfish. Port Hardy, B.C. Canada
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Wednesday, January 14, 2009
58 votes

Male Sockeye Salmon taking a breath.
By Wolfgang Zwicknagl
posted Friday, July 5, 2013
55 votes

Porteau Cove, British Columbia. G10 & Sea and Sea Strobes.
By Stephen Holinski
posted Sunday, October 16, 2011
51 votes

Sockeye Salmons heading to their mating grounds at Adams River, Canada
By Wolfgang Zwicknagl
posted Monday, June 3, 2013
47 votes

Decorated Warbonnet. Port Hardy Canada. Finally able to get a head-on shot of this normally shy critter.
By Rand Mcmeins
posted Saturday, November 14, 2009
44 votes

Turtle and C-51 Wreck
By Brian Fernlund
posted Monday, November 14, 2011
44 votes
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A couple share a quiet evening on stand-up paddle boards ... by Michael Grebler
A couple share a quiet evening on stand-up paddle boards at Sauble Beach. Canon 6D, 24-105 lens, manual settings, no cropping or colour correction.
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date posted posted: (3 days ago)
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Great Lakes Canada
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A Northern Ronquiel all alight in its breeding splendor! by Marc Damant
A Northern Ronquiel all alight in its breeding splendor!
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Sometimes the change from young to old in a fish is drast... by Marc Damant
Sometimes the change from young to old in a fish is drastic. The Wolf Eel starts out translucent and a long ribbon. Then settles down on the bottom to hunt this picture is of a Juvenile and it has bold colors and markings.
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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Climbing the beanstalk by Luke Gordon
Climbing the beanstalk
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View of bow of the Barque 'Arabia', Tobermory, Ontario by David Gilchrist
View of bow of the Barque 'Arabia', Tobermory, Ontario
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Great Lakes Canada
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Diver poses with one of several starboard dead eyes on Ba... by David Gilchrist
Diver poses with one of several starboard dead eyes on Barque 'Arabia'
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date posted posted: Friday, June 24, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Great Lakes Canada
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Bow of the Barque'Arabia' sunk in 1884 near Tobermory, O ... by David Gilchrist
Bow of the Barque'Arabia' sunk in 1884 near Tobermory, O tario
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date posted posted: Friday, June 24, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Great Lakes Canada
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ShipsWheel on the Niagara II, Near Tobermory, Ontario. by David Gilchrist
ShipsWheel on the Niagara II, Near Tobermory, Ontario.
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date posted posted: Friday, June 24, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Great Lakes Canada
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A cold water assassin in loose sand the sculpin awaits it... by Marc Damant
A cold water assassin in loose sand the sculpin awaits its next meal. Canon T2i with 1oo mm macro and sea and sea ds1's from below to elongate the shadows!
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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Triopha catalinae a macro of this beautiful cold water nu... by Marc Damant
Triopha catalinae a macro of this beautiful cold water nudibranch.
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 9, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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Intensity of concentration. Barely room to breathe up aga... by Marc Damant
Intensity of concentration. Barely room to breathe up against a long sought after jewel the Pacific Stubby Squid 100mm macro with a +5 diopter.
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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A glowing close up of a Longfin Gunnel. 100mm macro on Ca... by Marc Damant
A glowing close up of a Longfin Gunnel. 100mm macro on Canon T2I in an Aquatica housing with twin Sea and Sea D1's.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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'Sunning Sea Lions' - These Steller sea lions near Vancouver Island were so content with staying in the warm sunshine that not many wanted to get into the cold water with us. Can't say that I blame them!
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'Well, Hi!' - A Steller sea lion stops by for a quick hello off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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18 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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A diver wearing side mount comes face-to-face with the pl... by Michael Grebler
A diver wearing side mount comes face-to-face with the plane in Morrison's Quarry. Photo taken under the ice with a Canon 6D and 15mm lens. Manual exposure. Cropped and colour corrected from the RAW file.
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 1, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Canada
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Sea Lion Smooch - A Steller sea lion in the waters off of Vancouver Island, British Columbia
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 25, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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Peering Into Another World - A Steller sea lion swims by off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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Wolf eel at Fantasea Island, near Port Hardy, Canada. Nik... by Steve Taylor
Wolf eel at Fantasea Island, near Port Hardy, Canada. Nikon D810, single strobe, Nikkor 60mm macro lens.
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Canada
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A whiskery close up. A Stellar Sea Lion closes in for a w... by Marc Damant
A whiskery close up. A Stellar Sea Lion closes in for a whiskery kiss. Taken with a Tokina 10-17 mm fisheye on a Canon T2i in an aquatic ousing with twin sea and sea Ds1's
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
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Night dive using fluorescent filters. The colours are flu... by Steve Taylor
Night dive using fluorescent filters. The colours are fluorescence. Hermit crab, Hurst Isle, God's Pocket Resort (near Port Hard, British Columbia, Canada)
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Canada
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'Nosy'- I've never been around an animal underwater who's as interactive as the Steller sea lions in British Columbia. They truly are the puppies of the sea!
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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'Little Munchie' - Steller sea lions are the puppies of the sea. They're super cute, and they'll nibble on anything, including a diver!
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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'Whiskers'- A Steller sea lion comes in for a closer look off the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
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Stunning closeup of this cute sea lion! Perfect focus on the eyes which is not easy to obtain and great lighting.
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date posted posted: Monday, April 11, 2016
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Puffed up in display! A Northern Ronquiel tries to ward m... by Marc Damant
Puffed up in display! A Northern Ronquiel tries to ward me off as I get a little too close!
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date posted posted: Monday, April 11, 2016
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A free diver adjusts his mask just before diving below th... by Michael Grebler
A free diver adjusts his mask just before diving below the ice in Morrison's Quarry. Canon 6D & 15mm lens. Cropped for subject and adjusted for lighting from the RAW file.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Canada
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"Photo Bombed" The Stellar Sea Lions of Norris Rocks off ... by Marc Damant
"Photo Bombed" The Stellar Sea Lions of Norris Rocks off Vancouver Island Canada are playful, curious and intelligent animals. Sometimes they just show up at the right time!
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Janulous Fuscous a bright firework of colour in the Emera... by Marc Damant
Janulous Fuscous a bright firework of colour in the Emerald seas of the Pacific Northwest!
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