It's not just a neat way to check Facebook while underwater.
University of Buffalo researchers are developing a "deep-sea computing network" with the goal of helping people get a better understanding of what's happening in the ocean.
"A submerged wireless network will give us an unprecedented ability to collect and analyze data from our oceans in real time," the project's lead researcher Tommaso Melodia said in a statement.
The fancy underwater Internet can also serve as a early warning system for natural disasters.
"Making this information available to anyone with a smartphone or computer, especially when a tsunami or other type of disaster occurs, could help save lives," Melodia continued.
"We could even use it to monitor fish and marine mammals, and find out how to best protect them from shipping traffic and other dangers," Melodia said. "An Internet underwater has so many possibilities."
Hopefully, Ariel isn't too excited about updating her treasure collection with an iPhone just yet. These submerged networks are as slow as a sea slug.
“You go pretty much at the same data rates that you would be able to achieve with a modem in the ’80s; it’s a few kilobits per second at most, and often less than that,” said Melodia.