The Deep is Hull's first Google Virtual Tour
THE Deep has become the first visitor attraction in the region to carry out Google Virtual Tour photography.
Next month, those wishing to get a taste of what the submarium has to offer can see what it has to offer from the comfort of their home.
Photographer Paul Dakeyne has spent the last couple of weeks taking footage of The Deep to create the simulated visit.
The results will be available online next month. Marketing manager Becky Leach said: "It will give potential visitors the opportunity to virtually walk round the building on their computers or mobile phones and get a real sense of what The Deep is about before visiting.
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"This technology is state of the art and effectively does the same as Street View, but inside the attraction, meaning the user can get a real feel for the place."
By providing a virtual tour, The Deep hopes it will attract more visitors.
Miss Leach said: "We are hoping that this footage will help us to increase visitor numbers in the coming year and will be used alongside a mix of more traditional channels such as our visitor attraction leaflet."
Google photographer Paul Dakeyne said: "As a Google Trusted Photographer for the Yorkshire area and a Hull born lad myself, the opportunity to bring Google Map's Street View technology 'inside' our city's most famous and iconic visitor attraction is a tremendous honour.
"Unlike a normal video tour, this interactivity allows the user to pause at any point, turn around, look up and down as well as zoom in and out when viewing any of the amazing sections of the attraction."
But Mr Dakeyne does not believe the virtual tour will ever replace an actual visit.
He said: "The filming is not intended to replace an actual physical visit, but to give visitors an preview using Google's high-quality 360 degree panoramic photography."