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 Christ of the Deep

Dive Type:
Reef Dive
Typical Depth Range: 15 to 40 feet
Expertise Required: Novice


The Christ of the Deep statue is perhaps one of the most dived sites in the United States. The statue, a nine foot tall replica of the Christ of the Abyss statue submerged off Genoa, Italy was donated by an Italian industrialists.

Located on the offshore side of Dry Rocks, the statue sits on a sand channel in about 25 feet of water. The upraised orchestrate a symphony of colorful fish and marine wildlife.

In addition to being one of the most photographed sites in the world, many diving couples choose to allow the Christ of the Deep to witness their marriage as there are many underwater weddings performed at the site.

Surrounding the statue, divers can explore many sand channels and experience colorful reefs and corals. Be sure to keep an eye out for one of several large brain corals located at the site.

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