Survival Skills 

He Decided It Was Time To Take The Plunge, So He Proposed On The Ocean Floor

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); This daring couple might get to that “’til death do us part” bit before they even say “I do.” While scuba diving off the coast of Florida, Ulises Flores decided it was time to take the plunge and ask his girlfriend, Cassie Jensen, to marry him. But in keeping with the trend of unconventional proposals, Flores decided to pop the question a couple hundred feet below sea level while surrounded by all of their fishy loved ones. Sharks and smaller fish alike swam around them as…

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Survival Skills 

Getting Attacked By A Great White Shark Is Exactly As Scary As You’d Imagine.

BREAKING: getting attacked by one of the most fearsome predators in the world is scary. (Shocking, I know.) No matter how much you prepare yourself for a potential shark attack, you’re still going to be absolutely terrified if it ever happens. Just see for yourself. This video was captured by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s REMUS “SharkCam.” Safe in your own home, you can experience what has to be the worst encounter the deep, blue sea has to offer. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 (H/T Slate) Although great white sharks are naturally terrifying, there have…

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Survival Skills 

While Filming His Daughter Underwater, This Father Noticed Something Disturbing

The truth is, sharks have very little interest in being seen by humans, but one in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, couldn’t help but enjoy a close-up. A father and his daughter were testing out their new GoPro at Papamoa Beach, when suddenly a shark came dangerously close, swimming right next to them. (via Daily Mail) According to the comments on YouTube, the man filming was actually even hit by the shark! I know GoPro’s slogan is “Be a Hero,” but this might be too much to ask of…

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Your Eyes Are Deceiving You In The Most Incredible Way. Look Closer… This Isn’t A Normal Forest.

No, these aren’t incredibly peaceful photos of forests from around the world… They’re aquariums. “Aquascaping” is the art of decorating aquariums through adding rocks and growing plant life. It may sound boring, but the results are so good, it’s impossible to tell they are underwater. These photos were taken from the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC). This is a contest where people compete to design the best aquarium, literally taking months to grow the beautiful aquascapes. They’re amazing. Whisper of the Pines: designed by Serkan Çetinkol of Istanbul, Turkey. This…

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