With these vibrant and stunning photos you don’t have to be a scuba diver—or even know how to swim—to explore and experience six of the ocean’s most incredible living coral reefs.
Now, anyone can become the next virtual Jacques Cousteau and dive with sea turtles, fish and manta rays in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii.
Get up close and personal with sea turtles at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef
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You can also find out much more about this reef via the World Wonders Project, a website that brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online.
We’re partnering with The Catlin Seaview Survey, a major scientific study of the world’s reefs, to make these amazing images available to millions of people through the Street View feature of Google Maps.
The Catlin Seaview Survey used a specially designed underwater camera, the SVII, to capture these photos.
The Catlin Seaview Survey team on location on the Great Barrier Reef, encountering a manta ray (View Larger Map)
Whether you’re a marine biologist, an avid scuba diver or a landlocked landlubber, we encourage you to dive in and explore the ocean with Google Maps.
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