Looking for where to scuba dive or snorkel? Check out the top 10 treasures hidden in the depths of the seas, oceans and lakes.
These are one of the best dive sites in the world, with haunting wrecks and underwater sculptures. These epic attractions below the water’s surface are once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities.
About 30 km east of Genoa, between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera, there is a bronze statue of Jesus Christ submerged in the Mediterranean Sea. The 2.5-meter high monument was placed there in 1954, at approximately 17 metres depth. It was sculpted by Guido Galletti, based on an idea of Italian diver Duilio Marcante. The statue was placed near the spot where Dario Gonzatti, the first Italian to use scuba gear, died in 1947. To get here, you must be a certified scuba diver.
Various other casts of the statue are located in other places worldwide, both underwater and in churches and museums. One of them was sunk in 1961 off the coast of St. George's, Grenada. A third bronze statue, from the original mold, was placed in 1965 approximately six miles east of Key Largo in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
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