Dive Into Sanctuaries Without Getting Wet

National marine sanctuaries belong to everyone – but it can be hard for many people to access these underwater treasures. Virtual reality is changing that. New 360-degree images and videos take viewers on a voyage to see amazing marine habitats, animals, shipwrecks, and more. Take your own virtual reality tour at sanctuaries.noaa.gov/vr.

diver filiming a sea turtle

A videographer films a sea turtle in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary using a 360-degree video camera. Photo: Matt McIntosh/NOAA

group of kids watching a classmate with a vr headset on

Students experience their national marine sanctuaries through virtual reality. Photo: Shannon Shikles/NOAA

women looking through vr glasses at her phone

Photo: NOAA