Ocean News

Google Adds Underwater Panoramas to Street View

26th September 2012

Google’s Street View, part of Google Maps, has gone underwater with the addition of several underwater panoramas to the service:

Today we’re adding the very first underwater panoramic images to Google Maps, the next step in our quest to provide people with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world. With these vibrant and stunning photos you don’t have to be a scuba diver—or even know how to swim—to explore and experience six of the ocean’s most incredible living coral reefs. Now, anyone can become the next virtual Jacques Cousteau and dive with sea turtles, fish and manta rays in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii.

The panoramic images were collected by Google’s partner, The Catlin Seaview Survey. The full collection of underwater panoramas is available to view here.