Explore the oceans in Google Earth

Aside from letting us explore the surface of our planet, Google Earth has long been mapping and photographing breathtaking habitats deep within our oceans. As such, you can now take the plunge and experience the undersea environment via stunning 360-degree panoramic views.

The latest images, which have been captured by the non-profit organisation Underwater Earth in collaboration with other agencies, have allowed Google Earth to add new views such as Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef, the coral lagoons of New Caledonia and Million Dollar Point in the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific. The latter set of
images lets you examine the coral-encrusted wreckage of dumped World War Two jeeps, trucks and bulldozers, but there are also plenty of fish, sharks and other sea life elsewhere in this vast collection.

You’ll need to launch Chrome to explore these images, since they are part of the online interactive stories feature called Voyager, which isn’t present in the desktop program. Alternatively, you can access them using the Google Earth app for iOS and Android. Underwater Earth has uploaded 2,859 photos to date, so if you like what you see, you may be diving deep for some time!