Photos don’t always have to have interesting subjects in them to be appealing. Not that the ocean is uninteresting, it’s just this is a rather simple photo of it.
To me this photo is very calm and portrays a sense of serenity, it also makes me dream of what’s under the surface, having dived in many places on the planet I do have some sense of what lies beneath. I am sure there are plenty of people out there that think it’s full of dangerous man eating beasts. In reality, at least when diving, what lies under the surface is as calming and serene as this photo. I have been up close and personal with many sharks and have only once been afraid. It’s jaws did open a few inches in front of my face as it was biting our dive masters “shark prodder”, I left the water very quickly after that. Though I do now realise it was only reacting to getting poked at with a sharp stick. Similar to what we would do.