See Pictures of the Art World Underwater in Miami

The divers witnessed fiber optic cables that make the Internet go.

Artist Trevor Paglen led some fans on a scuba-diving mission during last week’s Art Basel in Miami Beach fair, to see the site of the fiber-optic cables that make the Internet go. (Read our report on the dive here.)

Accompanying Paglen on the dive was photographer Bill Lamp’l, of Miami’s Grove Scuba. Here are some of his pictures from the trip, which went first to a sunken tug boat and then to check out the underwater Internet.


Here, Los Angeles County Museum of Art associate curator Jarrett Gregory takes the plunge.


Another diver makes a splashy entrance into the Atlantic.


Paglen descends on the day’s first dive.


Paglen coasts near the bottom.


The divers resemble a school of fish.


The first dive of the day took us to see the Donald McAllister, which had served as a tug boat in the New York Harbor and was submerged to help create an artificial reef.


Divers check out the McAllister.


Exploring the wreck.


Artspace founder Chris Vroom heads toward the surface after the first dive.


The divers congregate while making a quick safety stop on the way back to the surface after the first descent.


Daelyn Farnham, a director at San Francisco’s Altman Siegel Gallery, climbs back aboard the American Dream II.


On the second dive of the day, divers swim along the fiber optic cable that brings you the Internet.


Swimming along the Internet cable.


Underwater flora.


A diver does a headstand.


Divers swim by some underwater flora that almost resembles a Mike Kelley sculpture.


Jarrett Gregory looks toward the surface.


A diver heads back to the American Dream II.

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