Notably, the Catlin Seaview Survey has been creating a baseline record of the world's coral reefs, which it says are in a state of decline, in high-resolution 360-degree panoramic vision.
It's worth pointing out that Google has been working with the Catlin Seaview Survey for other projects that include gathering photos of the biological diversity of the Galapagos Islands for the search giant's online maps.
The Catlin Seaview Survey uses special photography gear to collect high-definition, panoramic images in the waters of the archipelago, which is listed as a United Nations World Heritage Site.
Google launched the Street View underwater, offering virtual dives in coral reefs in September last year.
In December, Google updated its Google Maps service with a new feature that allowed users to build their own Street View map of a location, by using Android photo sphere or a DSLR.
Google in December explained that users could now take the help of a new feature in Views community to connect their photo spheres to create a 360 degree virtual tour of a place and share them on Google Maps. Much like the Street View, users can embed the interactive viewer on their website or create apps with it using the Google Maps API.