Underwater, everything is different. As vital as it is, water's nonnegotiable force will mercilessly crush you the deeper you go. But close to the surface, close to the safety of oxygen and sun, there is only beauty. Its surface a gateway to a different world, underneath which sound is dimmed and light rays are bent into an outlandish, psychedelic wonderland.

An inspiration for many artists, underwater has been a trending tag on Curiator since the very beginning. This is a tribute to some of the artists have who managed to captured the other side of the surface in all its mysterious beauty.

“Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream. There is magic in it. Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries—stand that man on his legs, set his feet a-going, and he will infallibly lead you to water, if water there be in all that region. Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor. Yes, as every one knows, meditation and water are wedded for ever.”

- Herman Melville, Moby Dick