Apo Island featured in Google Map’s new underwater panoramic images

Google made available on Wednesday the underwater panoramic images in its Google Maps tool.

“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,” Google said.

The featured images were provided by The Caitlin Seaview Survey, which used a specially designed underwater camera.

“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,” Google said.

To “dive” into the seawaters of Apo Island and other marine sanctuaries around the world, visit Google’s official blog.

Apo Island is a protected reserve of the  National Integrated Protected Area Act under the jurisdiction of the Protected Area Management Board. By Ruth Sindico

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