The underwater world sure is a beautiful one. With thanks to Catlin Seaview Survey & Google Underwater Street View, now the whole world can catch a glimpse of what magic lies beneath from behind the computer screen. Whether you are a diver or not, the majestic photos will certainly have you yearning to pull on a wet suit and explore these amazing dive sites for yourself.
The Catlin Seaview Survey has captured numerous remarkable images of the oceans for virtual dives. While they are a gem to look at, they are also very important for preserving the oceans as the Survey is creating a baseline record of the world’s coral reefs through these images. The reefs will be monitored over time to help scientists, policy makers and the public see the issues reefs face and the work that needs to be done to protect them.
There are many areas that have been surveyed and are available for virtual dive. Shall we jump in?
- Sydney Harbour – virtual dive (port jackson sharks)
- Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef – virtual dive
- Wilson Island, Great Barrier Reef – virtual dive
- Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef – virtual dive
- North East Breaker and South West Breaker – virtual dive north east & virtual dive south west
- Emily’s Pinnacles – virtual dive
- Mary Celeste Wreck – virtual dive
- Hourglass Reef – virtual dive
- Aquarius Reef Base, Florida Keys – virtual dive
- Christ of the Abyss, Florida Keys – virtual dive
- Coral Restoration Nursery, Florida Keys – virtual dive
- Isla Contoy – virtual dive (whale sharks)
- Columbia Deep – virtual dive
- Sian Ka’an – virtual dive
- The Underwater Museum of Isla Mujeres – virtual dive
- Belize Barrier Reef – virtual dive
Komodo Islands – virtual dive