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Latitude: 25° 7.45' N
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Near Key Largo Dry Rocks, 6 miles E-NE of South Cut, in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
How? By boat
Distance Good boat time (< 30min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Alternative name The Christ of the Deep Statue
Average depth 10.0 m / 32.8 ft
Max depth 19.0 m / 62.3 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Great
Experience All divers
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
- Dive training
- Snorkeling / Free diving
The "Christ of the Abyss" is a 9 foot 4000 pound bronze statue made by an Italian sculptor Guido Galletti. It was placed in Key Largo Dry Rocks in 1966 by the Underwater Society of America.
The Statue sits atop a large concrete base in 25 feet of water.
By Peter Wittstock , 07-02-2007
An Amazing Coincidence - Unbeknownst to me, my publisher choose a photo of 'The Christ of the Abyss' (Key Largo) for the cover image of my book, 'Hear Him! The One Hundred Twenty-five Commands of Jesus.' Interestingly, I received my first shipment of books the very same week that Italian divers pay homage to the original bronze statue of the same figure near Genoa, Italy! It took the wife of one of my reviewers to recognize the sculpture when they received a copy of my book for review. They live in Kentucky, but had once dived at the Key Largo site and seen it there.
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