Delve a Little Deeper – An Underwater Tour of Monaco

Delve a Little Deeper – An Underwater Tour of Monaco

Explore the breath taking underwater world beneath Monaco’s shores with this incredible virtual dive tour around the coastal Larvotto Marine Reserve.

At first there was ‘Street View’ and now there is ‘Ocean View’ – a ground-breaking new way to explore below the waterline of the world’s most outstanding diving destinations. This panoramic tour of Monaco’s waters was recorded by Google in collaboration with Catlin Seaview Survey and the renowned Oceanographic Institute using specialised SVII-S underwater cameras. More than 2000 new panoramas were collected along 2km of the French Riviera coastline to get a better understanding of the region as well as allow diving enthusiasts to see what it has to offer.

Although Monaco is not known for its coral reefs, its temperate waters have long been an important marine environment, explored by the world’s greatest ocean explorers from Prince Albert I to Jacques Cousteau. Established in 1976, the Larvotto Marine Reserve expands over fifty hectares and is home to a wide variety of fish species and plants.

If you like what you see and want to experience Monaco’s dive sites for yourself, take a look at the selection of superyachts available to charter in Monaco there and contact your preferred charter broker for further information. 

a ground-breaking new way to explore below the waterline of the world’s most outstanding diving destinations

monaco PHOTO TOUR (25 Pictures)

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	Perched on a clifftop overlooking the coast and harbour is the Prince&#39;s Palace of Monaco, a must-visit on your Monaco yacht charter vacation. The official residence of the Prince of Monaco orginates from 1191 and is the ultimate symbol of decadence and glamour of Monte Carlo and the <a href="/french-riviera-yacht-charters-615.htm">French Riviera</a>.&nbsp;</p>
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	The building is more than a Genoese fortress, the building is a representation of Monaco&#39;s history, as the stronghold and home of the Grimaldi family since 1297. It&#39;s fortifications, only built by its Monegasque rulers in the 18th century, make the Monaco palace one of the most unusual in Europe.</p>
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	An architectural wonder, a visit to see the Casino of Monte-Carlo should be a priority for any <a href="/french-riviera-yacht-charters-615.htm">French Riviera</a> charter itinerary. From its gold taps and marble furnishings to the luxury cars that line the front wall, the palace offers the utmost luxury.&nbsp;</p>
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	Only your finest tailor-made suit and designer dresses should be worn if you are planning an evening of visiting tables, the slot machines and enjoying the glitz and glamour. The balcony, overlooking the ocean with the reflection of the moon glistening across the water, affirms that the romance of the Monte-Carlo Casino is not to be missed.</p>
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	You&#39;ll find the views from the old town of Monaco-Ville and the Prince&#39;s Palace of La Condamine and Monte Carlo are breathtakingly beautiful. The historic heart of the Principality: Monaco Ville, also known as &quot;the Rock&quot; provides an enchanting maze of charming streets, boutiques and restaurants to explore on your <a href="/monaco/monaco-luxury-yachting-guide-663.htm">Monaco</a> yacht charter vacation.</p>
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	Found in the rocky headland which reaches out into <a href="/mediterranean-yacht-charters-1548.htm">Mediterranean</a> waters, the town offers a taste of Monaco&#39;s rich history, as the remains of its 13th century fortifications can still be seen here today. Famously quiet, its peace following sundown is helped by the fact only local vehicles can travel here is a delight to experience when in the French Riviera.&nbsp;</p>
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	From ancient Greek times to the end of the Roman era, the rocky promontory and natural harbour of Monaco have adorned the pages of history books. The palace was built shortly after Monaco became established in the 12th century, beginning as a fortress to protect itself against pirates.</p>
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	On Monaco&#39;s return to the Grimaldi family later in 1814, the palace was in dire need of restoration - a task which Prince Rainier expertly handled, restoring its lost glory to its current state, admired by many from near and far. From June to October you can visit the palace and marvel at is royal courtyard, paved with 3 million white and coloured pebbles which create beautiful geometric patterns. 16th century frescoes depicting scenes from mythology adorn the walls, surrounded by tall columns and a double-revolution staircase which create a sight which is truly not to be missed.&nbsp;</p>
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