Do you know what Google Underwater Street View is? Check this out.
Did you know you could immerse yourself into 360 degrees of an underwater reef and fish experience right from your phone or computer? It’s called Google Underwater Street View, and it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Part Google Map, part 360 virtual reality, you can dive right into 140 locations without getting wet.
Google underwater street view delivers an immersive, interactive online experience so that you can experience the reefs from the comfort of your home.
Don’t just take my word for it, check out this video, for starters:
How does it work?
The images below are actually ‘maps’ like you would have on your smartphone when you are trying to see the street view of an address or location. You can move around, zoom in, zoom out and take your own tour of each of these reefsthe navigation works just like the street view feature. Look up, look down, zoom in and out and get the view you want.
After spending way too much time jumping from dive to dive, here is a collection of some of my favorites:
Amazing orange, pinkand purple corals viewed on Google Underwater Street View
Brilliant and pink corals in Seogwipo-si
Amazing purple colors from these corals in Noumea:
Google Underwater Street View of the Great Barrier Reef
Check out Lady Elliot Island, in the Great Barrier Reef:
To take an underwater tour, go to:
Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef
Other amazing dive sites
Check out this amazing view of the reefs off Lizard Island:
Sad, but check out these bleached corals here:
For more information
There are far to many reefs to showcase them all here. If you want to dive deeper into the Google Underwater Street View content I recommend you go here first:
A few more reefs to visit:
- Lady Elliot Island, GBR: Dive in – http://goo.gl/kDcLN
- Apo Island, Philippines: Dive in – http://goo.gl/maps/mfYjU
- Oahu, Hawaii: Hanauma Bay: Dive in – http://goo.gl/maps/105bi
- Maui, Hawaii, Molokini Crater: Dive in – http://goo.gl/maps/dRAk7
- Wilson Island, Great Barrier Reef: Dive in – http://goo.gl/maps/sluiY
Go take a dive and see some of the world’s most spectacular reefs, without getting wet. Thank you for continuing to blow our minds, Google. Great work with this one.