I want to dive in the Andaman Sea with Google Earth! But I can not...
I want to dive in the Andaman Sea with Google Earth! But I can not...

How to dive with Google Earth?

  Between Two Journeys

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I must be silly. I can not dive under the surface with Google Earth. The info is everywhere on the web: we can now explore the seabed with the new function "Oceans" software. Well, I can not do it. Impossible to go underwater.

Updated [September 26, 2012]
Three years after this article went live, Google Maps launched 360 ° exploration of several underwater sites, with the Street View option. I love it!
► See here: Explore the underwater world with Google Maps
The underwater walks are beautiful. Nothing to do with the disappointing experience I had in 2009 with Google Earth and that I mention below ...

 Where is the "underwater" mode?

I want to dive in the Andaman Sea with Google Earth! But I can not...
I want to dive in the Andaman Sea with Google Earth! But I can not…

I downloaded the new version, spotted the diving spots and Cousteau's red cap that gives access to videos. I followed the road of some whale sharks and found various environmental information around the sites of Sipadan and Similan. But no way to go underwater ...

It did look attractive ...

I wanted to do virtual dives before dipping my fins in the Andaman Sea in early March ... Apparently, for the areas that interest me (Thailand, Indonesia), the function should not be activated yet.

Does it work at home?

  Between Two Journeys

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