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Google launches Maps Ocean, allows you to scuba dive into the Great Barrier Reef from your chair

Ever wanted to go scuba diving into the Great Barrier Reef, but never seem to have the money or time to undertake it? Don’t worry, Google has got you covered with its latest addition to the Google Maps service: underwater panorama and “Street View” of six of the world’s greatest underwater spots.

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? That’s because it is and Google has gone into great depths (get it?) in making this possible. The places Google allows you to visit in its latest Maps feature include the Great Barrier Reef, and places in the Philippines and Hawaii.

Google has been partnering with The Catlin Seaview Survey, which is a major scientific study of the world’s reefs, and was using a specially designed underwater camera to capture the images you are about to see.

Here’s a promo video Google has made to celebrate the launch of the Google Maps Ocean.

Follow the source link below to experience the amazing footage yourself. Just take your oxygen tank with you, okay?



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