Christ of the Abyss statue in Florida, U.S., here are some magnificent underwater sites.
If you thought all great places for travelers to visit were on dry land, think again! Be it museums, art installations or naturally occurring sites, there are many mesmerizing underwater locales around the world that any sub-aqua enthusiast can explore. Scroll down for some fascinating sub-aquatic treasures that are a ‘must-sea.’
The Cancún Underwater Museum in Cancun, Mexico
Also known as Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA), this underwater museum is located in the waters surrounding Cancun, Punta Nizuc and Isla Mujeres. MUSA contains over 500 sculptures – both life-sized and monumental – by sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor and five other artists.
Neptune Memorial Reef in Miami, Florida
An artificial reef east of Key Biscayne, near Miami, this is a memorial site. The remains of those who are cremated can be placed in one of the reef’s structures after their death.
Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida
One of the deepest naturally formed underwater caverns in the U.S., Weeki Wachee is also a Florida State Park. It is popular as the only city with live “mermaids” – women in costumes. Guests can enjoy underwater performances and immerse themselves in the watery world of bubbles, turtles and manatees.
Cenotes in Mexico
Cenotes – natural sinkholes filled with fresh groundwater – are found all over the Riviera Maya, near Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Some of these cenotes were once used by ancient Mayans for sacrificial offerings. This incredible and unique ecosystem in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula was created by a combination of various geological events and climate changes.
Christ of the Abyss in Florida
This submerged statue of Jesus Christ is one of the prominent versions of Italy’s Christ of the Abyss installation. Located near the Dry Rocks, off Key Largo in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the bronze statue is a major attraction among divers and a popular photography site in the Florida Keys.