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Google Goes Underwater

September 26th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Technology, The Web

Google Maps Underwater

Google announced yesterday the first underwater imagery in Google Maps. And among the locations you can explore are Hanauma Bay on O’ahu, and Molokini crater off Maui. Evan Rapoport, former island resident and now Google employee, wrote: “This is definitely the coolest thing you’ve seen in a long time. You can now use Street View to swim with sea turtles, manta rays, and tropical fish in some of the ocean’s most magical locations. Of course, my favorite place in the world, Hawaii, has two spots for you to snorkel along.”

Also included in the underwater rollout are the Apo Islands in the Philippines, and three locations along the Great Barrier Reef off Australia: Heron Island, Lady Elliot Island, and Wilson Island. Check out the new oceans collection on Google Maps, or click through the Hawaii views below.


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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Robert

    This is awesome! You don’t even need to scuba dive anymore. (Or maybe you will want to after seeing how great the sites are.)

  • Terri Dux

    Google is amazing. I did not know they were doing this. I use google maps to visit cities before I travel. Now, to think I can even travel underwater without getting wet!

  • Stephen Dent

    I work in Antarctica but I need a vacation bad. I read your post and going to look into scuba classes. Thank you for your post.

  • Richi

    This looks really great! Thanks for this great information!

  • Kai

    This exemplifies how/why Google continues to dominate its vertical – with spectacular, forward-thinking implementation of awesome ideas. Thanks for the info, Ryan.

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