“I’d like to be under the sea…”—The Beatles (1969)
If you’re into sights that really make a splash, then you’ve come to the right place. If you ever tire of touring the continents, have no fear, there’s much to see under the sea, see? So dive right in and soak up the world’s most amazing underwater sights.
World’s Most Amazing Underwater Sights
1. Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada
This is the world’s first underwater park. Founded by English artist Jason deCaires Taylor, it opened back in May 2006. You will find it beneath the waves just two miles from the capital city St. George’s, in the beautiful Molinere Beauséjour Marine Protected Area. There are 75 still life and human sculptures including a popular ring of children holding hands and the famous “Lost Correspondent” sitting contemplatively behind his typewriter.
2. Museum of Underwater Art, Australia
The MOUA is Taylor’s most recent project. This underwater museum is located on Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef. To visit this place you will need to take a two-hour boat ride from the coast of Queensland.
Taylor created it to publicize the danger the reef is presently facing. The sculptures are made from stainless steel and a special cement to specifically encourage the growth of new coral. Divers and snorkelers can now visit this collection of undersea exhibits.
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