26/09/2012 09:01 BST | Updated 25/11/2012 10:12 GMT

Google Adds Coral Reef To Street View Maps (PHOTOS)

Yes, this might be a good week to tell the world about your awesome maps - but Google could be trying a little too hard.

The search giant has just updated its Street View product to include explorable images of the ocean.

Specifically, Google has added Street View images of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the coral at Apo Island in the Philippines, Hanauma Bay in Hawaii and Maui's Molokini crater.

The amazing panoramic photographs offer an amazing perspective on the ocean and fragile coral reef ecosystems.

Google partnered with the Catlin Seaview Survey to make the images available via Google Maps, using an underwater SVII camera.

The company said it was "the next step in our quest to provide people with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world".

"Now, anyone can become the next virtual Jacques Cousteau and dive with sea turtles, fish and manta rays in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii."

Needless to say, Apple Maps do not currently offer street-level views of the ocean. Or, for that matter, central London...