Google just launched one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while–within Google Maps, you can get an underwater street view of coral reefs. I remember when Google first blew my mind when they made satellite images available at the click of a button–this is Google’s latest blow your mind innovation. Google partnered with the Catlin Seaview Survey on the project, using the world’s first tablet operated underwater camera, and stitched together 50,000 High Definition images to create an underwater panoramic view of some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs.
To take an underwater tour, go to:
Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef – http://goo.gl/maps/3mPy0
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
the navigation works just like the street view feature. Look up, look down, zoom in and out and get the view you want. Right now there are six locations available online, but eventually, 20 locations will be available. Frankly, I’m surprised you’re still reading this. I’m glad you made it this far, but you really need to see this to believe it.
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.