Google Maps literally goes underwater

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After the news about being indoor in venues in France yesterday, todays news is the addition of underwater scenes. You can swim along with Google’s ¬†scubas at several beautiful places: Heron Island and Wilson Island at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Apo Island in the Philippines, Hanauma Bay and Molokini Crater at Hawaii. Google worked in partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey, a “game-changing scientific study of coral reefs.”

Beautiful it is. There are no stretched images as Street View on land has, it’s a consistent 360 degree view, from left to right and up and down, build up from high res images taken by a specially designed underwater camera. It’s amazing imagining you are actually there, swimming with a Manta ray for example, or counting little blue fish which swim around like dots on a painting.

Take a look at the Google Maps Street View page and find out other places you ever wanted to be and now can, nearby, with just a click.

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