The Most Photographed Underwater Attraction of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary...Add It to Your Bucket List

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Real Estate Agent with American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate SL0624654

The most photographed underwater attraction of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is: Christ of The Abyss

Christ of the Abyss.

Truly a wonder if you have never seen it.
I take clients out there all the time.  It sits in about 25 feet of water and because of the layer of fire coral on it, .it appears to glow!
Perfect for Diving or Snorkeling.
It is modeled after a similar statue in Italy and is the Star attraction in Pennekamp National Underwater Park.
Regardless of your faith, do yourself a favor and add seeing this to your Bucket List!
Christ of the Abyss
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Rainmaker
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Edward & Celia Maddox
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Do you know the story of who made the sculpture and when it was put there (I assume by wrecked ship)?

Apr 24, 2012 12:26 AM #1
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Mykael Marinelli
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Actually, I am proud to say i do.  It  was a gift to our Santucary in the 1960s.

The sculpture was created by Guido Galletti after an idea of Italian diver Duilio Marcante. The statue was was inspired by the death of Dario Gonzatti in 1947. He was the first Italian to use SCUBA gear. It depicts Christ in a pose offering a blessing of peace. His hands and head are raised toward the surface.

Apr 24, 2012 12:53 AM #2
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Chris Smith
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Mykael, I too, am interested in how this sculpture found its way to this beautiful location.

Apr 24, 2012 05:03 AM #3
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