Street View goes underwater

Yesterday Google released Street View imagery for a few new countries, but they also released their first ever underwater imagery — and it looks amazing!


As reported on the Google Lat Long Blog, the new imagery is thanks to a partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey. For now you can find it in Google Maps but it’s not yet available in Google Earth. I expect it will be soon, but no word on it yet.

In the meantime, here are some great sights to see:
Swim with a turtle
Follow a manta ray
Watch a sunset
Dive in Maui’s Molokini crater
Snorkel in Oahu’s Hanauma Bay

They’ve also posted a video that shows how the imagery was captured, which involved a special camera called the SVII.

When you notice the imagery finally appear in Google Earth, please leave a comment below and let us know. For more, check out the full post on the Google Lat Long Blog.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Super awesome!!!

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