Google Maps is taking the road less traveled. By humans, that is.
On Tuesday, the company announced that it has added underwater panoramic images to its Maps service to provide users with a look at the creatures rarely seen under the sea.
The company wrote in the blog that it partnered with The Catlin Seaview Survey to capture the underwater images with a SVII camera. The panos were taken in the Heron, Wilson and Lady Elliot islands in Australia, the Apo Islands in the Philippines and in Hanauma Bay and from the Molokini Crater in Hawaii.
I have to say, this feature is pretty neat. You can deep-sea dive without ever leaving your living room. And for those who can’t afford the hobby, this is a good way to live vicariously through The Catlin Seaview Survey crew.
Either way, check out the images in this gallery.