Courtesy of Kamalame Cay Resort
June 08, 2015

If you thought losing yourself to the click-hole that is Google Street View was easy enough, wait until you try out the brand’s new Street View Oceans. Google’s newest layer to the Street View uses the same technology allowing you to take a dive into the world’s open waters without even getting your toes wet. We can’t say snooping on a humpback whale in migration is as self-rewarding as creeping on your new apartment location, but it sure is prettier.

The new function was unveiled today for World Oceans Day and gives us a diver’s-eye view of 40 underwater locations around the world. Among the listed are Bali, the American Samoa, Chagos Island, and the Great Barrier Reef. All eye candy aside, Google is also hoping to bring some attention to various ocean conservation efforts by sparking interest with this new tool and its natural, inspiring imagery. Check out the project’s video for a better feel for what to expect—and then start exploring!

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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