Jump Into a (Virtual) Dive Adventure

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With journey and outside pursuits on pause, many people are adapting to a brand new (and drier) lifestyle. So now, greater than ever, we love these concepts for swapping our dive package for an web connection and leaping right into a digital dive journey:

Google Underwater

Need to play with sea lions within the Galápagos, or humpback whales within the Prepare dinner Islands? How about touring Bali’s Liberty Wreck, or the Underwater Sculpture Garden in Cancun? Google’s Underwater Street View can transport you to over 40 dive locations from the consolation of your personal front room. And, on your digital floor interval, this video gives an interesting glimpse into how they did it:

Should of the Sea

A collaboration between PADI and I Love the Sea, the VR-compatible View and Plan app (for Android and iPhone) takes customers to the guts of Egypt’s Purple Sea. 67 panoramas are expanded with geo-positioning, routes, and even info on currents, making this each a good way to move the hours at residence, and a useful gizmo for planning future scuba journeys.

New Zealand Geographic VR

This project brings the North Island’s breathtaking magnificence and underwater sounds to laptops, desktops and telephones throughout the globe. From Poor Knights to Hauraki Gulf, you possibly can (nearly) dive with whales, rays, and big shoals of fish — and with out having to scrub any gear afterwards.

Attenborough’s Reef

Be a part of Sir David Attenborough on a journey across Australia’s Great Barrier Reef; from Osprey to Woman Elliot Island, by way of SS Yongala and Heron Island. Via a mixture of movies, interviews, interactive widgets, and a VR teaser from the museum expertise, you'll be able to sit again, keep dry, and study concerning the creatures, traits and challenges of the world’s largest reef.

Nationwide Marine Sanctuaries

Enterprise into the reefs, shipwrecks and cultural seascapes of eight totally different National Marine Sanctuaries, from sea lions in Monterey Bay, to Key Largo’s Christ of the Abyss statue. There’s even a freshwater sinkhole at Thunder Bay to marvel at!

Shipwreck excursions

Discover one of many diving group’s favorite wrecks, SS Thistlegorm, via a virtual adventure from bow to stern — with close-up views of the cargo holds, propellor, and even vans and locomotives alongside the best way. Scapa Flow Wrecks hosts 3D interactive maps, historical past, excursions and photographs of the famed German WWI fleet, together with its three iconic battleships. And, within the USA, peek into a number of underwater mysteries and treasures based mostly on 3D modelling, with BOEM’s Virtual Archaeology Museum.

Know elsewhere the place we will all get a repair of our ocean planet from residence? Share your digital dive adventures with our scuba group on the PADI Facebook groups.

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