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Wisdom Wednesday | Underwater Statues

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 12/02/2020

Across the world statues have been sunk into the oceans for a variety of reasons—as memorials, to offer protection to a fragile marine environment, or simply as art. Colored with algae and populated by coral, some of the statues have become tourist destinations in their own right. Below are the most famous statues known. How many have you visited?

Image of Underwater Statue by Instagram user Manuela Kirschner
  1. CHRIST OF THE ABYSS // A MEMORIAL TO DIVERS LOST AT SEA near Portofino, Italy
  2. VIRGIN MARY // DETERRING ILLEGAL FISHING near Bohol, the Philippines 
  3. OCEAN ATLAS // HOLDING THE OCEAN ALOFT near Nassau, the Bahamas
  4. MOLINERE, GRENADA // WORLD’S FIRST UNDERWATER SCULPTURE PARK near St. George, Grenada
  5. EASTER ISLAND STATUE // MYSTERIOUS MOAI near Easter Island
  6. AMPHITRITE // MERMAID STATUE OFF GRAND CAYMAN near Grand Cayman Island
  7. NEPTUNE MEMORIAL REEF // UNDERWATER MAUSOLEUM near Key Biscayne, Florida
  8. RUINS OF BAIAE, ITALY // ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIVE SITE near the Bay of Naples
  9. MUSA // UNDERWATER SCULPTURE PARK near Cancun, Mexico


https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/86537/9-amazing-statues-you-can-only-see-underwater