Google Maps goes diving in the Great Barrier Reef

By Pamela Perez

Now you can go swimming with turtles, stare in amazement at the magnificent Manta Ray or watch all those colourful fishes play- without even getting wet! All these are now possible with Google Maps’ Street Views of popular underwater spots around Australia, Hawaii and the Philippines.

By Pamela Perez

Now you can go swimming with turtles, stare in amazement at the magnificent Manta Ray or watch all those colourful fishes play- without even getting wet! All these are now possible with Google Maps’ Street Views of popular underwater spots around Australia, Hawaii and the Philippines.

Google Maps has partnered with The Catlin Seaview Survey, a major scientific study of the world’s reefs. The Catlin Seaview Survey used a specially designed underwater camera, the SVII, to capture the photos. It swam at 4 kilometres an hour to capture the stunning footage. You will see how amazing the imagery was captured on the video above.

The imagery is still quite limited. It’s rather difficult to find an area to go swimming, but the few options already available are worth checking out. You will see an orange circle to mark seaview spots when the Street View icon is dragged onto the map.

Check this spectacular new feature on Google Maps.



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