Breathtaking Underwater Sculptures You Probably Haven't Seen


'Christ of the Abyss'

    One of the most exquisite underwater statues in the entire world is called Christ of the Abyss.Sculpted in 1954 by Guido Galletti, this underwater bronze sculpture is remains submerged at San Fruttuoso Bay, between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera.

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Emperor Claudius' Nymphaeum

    At Baia Underwater Archaeological Park, a submerged Pompeii off the coast of Naples, Italy, are the statues of Emperor Claudius Nymphaeum.

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'Man in the Iron Mask'

    Six colossal pictures of locals are on display at the Cannes Underwater Museum; they are over two meters tall and weigh ten tons each. They also allude to the prisoner known as the Man in the Iron Mask, who is said to have been held captive on the island of Sainte-Marguerite between 1687 and 1698.

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Guardian of the Reef

    Simon Morris 13-foot-tall bronze sculpture, Guardian of the Reef, is a representation of a mythological monster that is half sea horse with its tail around a bronze ring on a Roman column and half warrior dressed in old Greco-Roman armor.

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Brandell's lion

    The Neptune Memorial Reefs lion statue was created by artist Kim Brandell, with original concept by Gary Levine. This kind of burial at sea is thought to hold 850 remains. It is situated 3.25 miles off the coast of Key Biscayne, Florida.

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Amphitrite Underwater

    Simon Morris produced this magnificent 9-foot-tall bronze sculpture of Amphitrite in 2000, and it is located 50 feet below the surface of the seas on Grand Cayman Island. Greek mythology describes Amphitrite as the mother of dolphins and seals and the spouse of Poseidon, the sea goddess.

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Ocean Atlas

    The worlds largest underwater sculpture, Ocean Atlas, stands eighteen feet tall and weighs sixty tons. This piece of art by Jason deCaires Taylor, which is located near Nassau, Bahamas, off the western shores of New Providence, represents a local Bahamian girl carrying the weight of the ocean on her shoulders in allusion to the Greek story of Atlas, the Titan who held up the skies.

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