Submarine Sim for Google Ocean

Speaking of submarines, when the new 3D Ocean was added to Google Earth 5 back in February, my first impression was that the experience of going through the ocean was like being in a submarine. A week ago, André, the author of WikiSailing, let me test his latest creation: a submarine simulator for the Google Earth plugin. You can now try out André’s sub simulator at: which is an on-line nautical guide which provides information and photos about coastal navigation and ports. Just scroll down and look on the lower right for “Virtual Dive”. You can choose to be a submarine or a killer whale.

Submarine sim in Google Earth

Hit the “Run/Pause” button to start. I suggest you click on the “Speed” option’s “+” key to make the sub go faster. Then use the right and left arrow keys to turn. You can use the up and down arrow keys to control your depth.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. GE fan 500 says:

    Cool idea! But it’s a little too jerky for me.

  2. nice

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