Welcome to Mark's Underwater Photos  

Mostly Underwater Photography by Mark Melnick

Underwater pictures taken from Papua New Guinea, Cocos, Galapagos, Indonesia, Hawaii, Micronesia (Palau and Yap), Rotan, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Mexico, Belize, and more. Pictueres to note such as: Sharks, Whale Sharks, Lacey Scorpianfish, Pigmy seahorses, Lots of macro criters.


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Latest Addition 01/25/16:


St. Lucia 2015

Sunset house 2014

Cayman 2013 Aggressor

Indonesia, Lembeh Strait 2011

Grand Bahamas Bank (Flash)

Grand Bahamas Bank (HTML)

PNG 08 Topside

PNG 08 Underwater

Random Photos 11/09

Galapagos 08 Underwater

Galapagos 08 Top Side

Dover 08

Cocos 08 Underwater

Cocos and Costa Rica 08 Top Side

NASCAR at Pocono

Mexico 08

Distant past:

Indonesia 06 Part 1

Indonesia 06 Part 2

Manado and Singapore

The Market and Party

More in the Photo Gallery







After almost 6 years, I finally got around to updating this website.  I am not done yet and still testing so bare with me.  I had started this web site 2004 when there were no good ways of sharing large amounts of photos.  Over the years I have been totally winging how to manage this site with the dinosaur program Front Page.  There are many ways I have presented the photos galleries over the years.  The latest Lightroom generated galleries seem to work well.   My ultimate goal is to redo the entire site to one cohesive site.  One day... 

Until then, enjoy, Mark

St Lucia 2015

 Grand Cayman Island

(Sunset House) 2014

Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac

 (Aggressor) 2013

Indonesia, Lembeh Straits 2011



Note:  Some may experience a problem with the some of the older automated slide shows.  There should be a link in the top left corner above the index pictures that says "Click here for a Slideshow."  If this is not visible, your browser is blocking it.  (You might have heard a beep and see a yellow shield). You must right click on the warning plan (look for the yellow shield) below the tool bars and allow blocked content.  The automated slide show pictures are bigger and make viewing easer.

Note: that some browsers will not allow flash content. Some of the newer galleries are in flash. If a white page appears instructing you to get Adobe Flash. First look for line above it with a yellow shield warning you "to protect your security.....," try and left click and allow blocked content. This is harmless!

If this does not work, download flash. It is a small, harmless program and takes no time.

Click on any photo to get to the gallery.

Grand Bahamas Bank

Flash Version                                HTML

Best quality                                                    Mobile



Papua New Guinea 09






Galapagos 08



 Top Side





Dover 08


Me trying to fit in with the Hammerhead sharks

Cocos Underwater 08

Cocos top side and Costa Rica 08


Pocono 08


Mexico 2007


Indonesia 2006

      Part 1                                   Part 2       



Many more photos by clicking on link below to go to the Photo Gallery:

Photo Gallery

All content is protected by copyright, mark melnick 2004-2016    

The goal of this site is not to sell pictures, nor is it to show off my best photos.  Rather this website is a pet project of mine put together to share my photographs with my family, friends, and anyone else who happens along this site while surfing the net. I started this website in 2004 before there was Facebook, Flicker, Instagram to share pictures.....  This web site is a dinosaur at this point, and may be out dated., but one day I will figure it out and redo it all. 

Sometimes I will post pictures that I am not happy with just because the subject is of interest to me and other people.  For those with a critical eye, sorry take the good with the bad.

All pictures are optimized for web viewing.  This unfortunately compromises their resolution thus quality. 

Feel free to download any picture for personal use only.  Any reproduction for commercial use, republishing in any manner, or for contests is strictly prohibited and must have the written consent by me (send requests via the feedback page).  Failure to abide by this could lead to very painful and embarrassing social disease and or death.

Thanks, Mark

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If you notice any mistakes, please blame my high school English teachers.



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