Google Street View Goes Underwater To Explore Great Barrier Reef [Pics]

The site now features 6 panoramas of coral reefs around the world, captured by a special underwater camera, letting anyone be a scuba diver.

Underwater panoramic images have been added to Google Maps, enabling people to explore six of the world’s coral reefs and their inhabitants in Australia, the Philippines, and Hawaii. The stunning images were collected by their partner, the Catlin Seaview Survey, using a specially-designed underwater camera called the SVII. They are available through the Street View feature of Google Maps. Dive in and watch the introductory video below and click through the images below to experience the ocean for yourself.

Google Street View

Photos by Catlin Seaview Survey