Christ of the Abyss
October 20th, 2015 by Piper Smith
Christ of the Abyss is a 8 1/2 foot, 4,000 pound bronze sculpture of Jesus Christ that stands in 25 feet of water off of Key Largo, Florida. The Christ Statue is one of the most famous and visited underwater sites on earth, accessible to divers and snorkelers. Shallow high profile spur and groove coral formations are surrounded by relatively flat, coral and sponge encrusted hard bottom, and sand. Large Spotted Eagle Rays and Southern Stingrays are often sighted near the sandy perimeter. The statue is one of three cast from a mold by an Italian sculptor Guido Galletti.