Virtual reality (VR) is a great way to explore areas of the world that are inaccessible or unsuitable for many people. To that end, the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales will be launching Sea Quest, a 360 degree VR experience using the latest Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
Sea Quest will be launching on July 11th, 2015 for summer visitors to explore the amazing underwater world of Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre without getting wet. The adventure allows the user to get up close to a Basking Shark and a friendly Bottlenose Dolphin and her calf without causing any disturbance. Users can then explore, locate and photograph 20 marine mission items before their tank runs out of air.
“The technology and experience is just awesome. We have created a unique marine educational adventure that actually allows the user to seamlessly explore our virtual underwater world just as they would in real life, every subtle movement of the users head is tracked in real time thus creating a natural experience.” Gina Gavigan, Marketing and Development Manager for The Wildlife Trust said of the experience. “The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are the first organisation in Wales to introduce this ground-breaking technology as a form of visitor interpretation; we are very excited to share this experience with our visitors to the centre.”
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