Alvin Underwater Photo Database

The Underwater Image Database is a collection of 35mm photographs taken from the Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin, stored in WHOI's iBase Image Source. These scanned images are highlights from a larger collection of images of the ocean floor. The images document many geographic locations and cover approximately 30 years of Alvin dives. The database is being updated regularly and new records and images are added weekly. Each record contains a .jpg representation with a larger .jpg (or .gif for B/W images) attached. Higher resolution .tif images are available upon request. Contact the WHOI Graphic Services at for more information, or for permission to use photographs.

Last updated: July 14, 2011