The Best of #UnderwaterDogs, the Cutest Hashtag on Instagram

There are two types of dogs in this world: those that love the water and those that don’t. Thankfully, there’s a hashtag on Instagram that can showcase the best of both those types: #UnderwaterDogs.

Because sometimes, albeit rarely, social media just nails it. Here are some of our favorite pooches captured underwater:

 

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1. All Smiles

Instagram post by Dogs * Jun 12, 2017 at 12:56am UTC

8 Likes, 1 Comments – Dogs (@dogsforlife400) on Instagram: “Lol 🐶+🏊=😂😂😂😂 #underwater #dogs #underwaterdogs #hilarious”

There’s only one thing cuter than a smiling dog, and it’s a smiling dog underwater.
 

2. Who, Me? 

@my_cute_beast Underwater dog 🐕🐶 Собачка под водой #doggystyles #dog❤️ #doggi #mydogs #dogs🐶 #dogsinstagram #mydoggie #mydoggies #mydoggy #mypuppylove #mypuppydog #mypuppies #mylovedog #beautifuldog #beautifuldogs #dogsmile #dogsmiles #underwaterphoto #underwaterdogs #puppy🐶 #puppi #babydogs #собакадруг #собакавдар #собакамоя #моясобака #собачка #собачки #барбоскины #подводныймир

326 Likes, 2 Comments – @my_cute_beast on Instagram: “@my_cute_beast Underwater dog 🐕🐶 Собачка под водой #doggystyles #dog❤️ #doggi #mydogs #dogs🐶…”

This doggo might not like the camera’s gaze and it might not like being underwater, but it still sure can pose.
 

3. Jaws

Lumina the Lab

3,594 Likes, 35 Comments – Underwater Dogs – Seth Casteel (@sethcasteel) on Instagram: “Lumina the Lab”

You’ve got to love all the #UnderwaterDogs that could double as dinosaurs.
 

4. Thinking Dog

#sethcasteel #waterdog #underwaterdogs #dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #instadog #water #moment #moments #picture #photo #snapshot #instashot #colour

134 Likes, 1 Comments – Diana Herce (@didimalbixo) on Instagram: “#sethcasteel #waterdog #underwaterdogs #dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #instadog #water #moment #moments…”

Where better to reflect on your life as a dog than in the soft glow of an underwater pic?
 

5. Inner Tube Pup

Summertime is officially here! 😎☀️

29 Likes, 3 Comments – GRIZZLY PET PRODUCTS (@grizzlypetproducts) on Instagram: “Summertime is officially here! 😎☀️”

Future’s so bright, he’s gotta wear shades.
 

6. A Ferocious Game of Fetch

Duke as featured in the 2017 Underwater Dogs wall calendar

2,778 Likes, 17 Comments – Underwater Dogs – Seth Casteel (@sethcasteel) on Instagram: “Duke as featured in the 2017 Underwater Dogs wall calendar”

This surreal image shows the intensity and ferocity that comes with a game of fetch, even when that game goes underwater.
 

7. Cowabunga!

❇️ Seth Casteel has made a living photographing man’s best friend. Though he snaps pictures of other animals as well, his series of photos showing dogs underwater have captivated audiences and have since gone viral. The award-winning photog now has a book of his amazing images such as these being released on October 23, 2012, entitled “Underwater Dogs” IG ➡️#follow @sethcasteel ❇️ #photography #underwaterdogs #dogs #dog #funny #dogphotography #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #instadog #dogoftheday #doglover #dogsofinstaworld #doglife #photography #dogsofinsta #bestwoof #dogsofig #dogphoto #cute #petphotography #doglovers #pet #love #photooftheday #instagramdogs #petstagram #pets #dogsofinstgram #topdogphoto #petsofinstagram

44 Likes, 2 Comments – ✨EvaDog 🐕🐩 (@evadogcom) on Instagram: “❇️ Seth Casteel has made a living photographing man’s best friend. Though he snaps pictures of…”

Can’t argue anything against those eyes.
 

8. Swimming Buds

Underwater Otto Man with his mom. What is love my friends? Is it diving under water with your buddy? 💦💦💦 I think so😀. So I was tagged by my buddy @808london_hawaii to share my other buddy @zuko_thebostonterrier contest give away on What is Love?❤ This is my entry for #ZukosLoveIs contest. I would like to invite some friends @3wittlebostons @telula_the_boston @bourbon_the_boston This my my entry for a fabulous bag my friend @zuko_thebostonterrier is giving away February 13. Please see @zuko_thebostonterrier post for more details. Must tag 3 buddies to play along, be public and use #ZukosLoveIs My friends this photo was taken by @sethcasteel for fun. #thebostonterrierlove #bostonterrierforever #underwaterottoman #ZukosLoveIs #underwaterdogs #underwaterdog #pooldog #barktechtives

978 Likes, 56 Comments – Otto Man (@underwater_ottoman) on Instagram: “Underwater Otto Man with his mom. What is love my friends? Is it diving under water with your…”

This guy looks a little freaked out to be taking a swim with his human, but once he knows he’s won the tennis ball, we’re pretty sure he’ll be cool.
 

9. Too Soon

#underwaterdogs #goldenretriever #dog

25 Likes, 1 Comments – Michael Glamsø (@1glamsoe) on Instagram: “#underwaterdogs #goldenretriever #dog”

This is what happens when you try to shake all the water off of you … but you’re still underwater. Whoops.
 

10. Best Buddies

Summer is back 🌊🌞! @sethcasteel é autor do projeto #UnderwaterDogs onde ele fotografa catiorros mergulhando e brincando em baixo d’água 🐶 ✨ #SummerIsComing 🌞 #fashionblog #tendencia #fashion #moda #fotografia #photooftoday #photography #photo #estilo #inspiration #dogs #vidadeblogueira #blogs #blogpost #blogger

36 Likes, 2 Comments – Olha Pra Câmera (@olhapracamera) on Instagram: “Summer is back 🌊🌞! @sethcasteel é autor do projeto #UnderwaterDogs onde ele fotografa catiorros…”

Things underwater are a lot more fun when you’ve got a good buddy to check things out with you.
 

11. Part Pig, Part Dog

What an awesome shot!!!! Credit to and hats off before @sethcasteel Holly the Weimaraner! #UnderwaterDogs 😁😁😁 ❤💙💚

78 Likes, 3 Comments – Rossi’s Photo Boutique (@rossiphotoboutique) on Instagram: “What an awesome shot!!!! Credit to and hats off before @sethcasteel Holly the Weimaraner!…”

Who are you calling a brown-noser?
 

12. Protecting the Eyes

First post and first time wearing goggles… . . . #goldenretriever #mermutt #lucy #goldensofinstagram #animaladdicts #gopro #underwaterdogs #weeklyfluff #dogs #goldens_glee #ilovegolden_retrievers #welovegoldens #goworldwide #dailybarker #besomedoggy #gopropets @snapwagdogs @theellenshow #summerdogs @waterpooch @gopro @puppystown

97 Likes, 5 Comments – Lucy (@lucy_the_mermutt) on Instagram: “First post and first time wearing goggles… . . . #goldenretriever #mermutt #lucy…”

Sure, kids in goggles are cute. But have you seen a dog in goggles — or should we say doggles? This one breaks the cuteness chart.
 

13. Shocked, Just Shocked

Ellie the Golden Retriever of Minnesota! #UnderwaterDogs

3,436 Likes, 39 Comments – Underwater Dogs – Seth Casteel (@sethcasteel) on Instagram: “Ellie the Golden Retriever of Minnesota! #UnderwaterDogs”

“He did WHAT?”
 

14. Just Keep Swimming

Just keep swimming…just keep swimming…🐟🐠 . . This is another entry to our handsome fish-dog friend @underwater_ottoman’s contest celebrating his many many followers and his feature in @sethcasteel’s wonderful #underwaterdogs calendar! #underwaterottomans1giveaway Perhaps @leroythesquishypig and @banksy.the.frenchie would like to submit a water pic. 💧🌊🐕 . . #bostonterrier

181 Likes, 30 Comments – Uma and Wally (@squishywalnuts) on Instagram: “Just keep swimming…just keep swimming…🐟🐠 . . This is another entry to our handsome fish-dog…”

Sometimes, a dog just needs to take to the open water and clear his thoughts.
 

15. Tongues Out! 

Tongue out Tuesday! Thanks for the #smile #underwaterdogs #livedreambelieve

9 Likes, 1 Comments – Nicole McKay (@getting_stronger72) on Instagram: “Tongue out Tuesday! Thanks for the #smile #underwaterdogs #livedreambelieve”

This is his thinking tongue.
 

16. Bye bye!

Yeah!!!! It’s Friday! Even the #underwaterdogs are excited it #tgif!!!! #smile #livedreambelieve

6 Likes, 1 Comments – Nicole McKay (@getting_stronger72) on Instagram: “Yeah!!!! It’s Friday! Even the #underwaterdogs are excited it #tgif!!!! #smile #livedreambelieve”