Dive Type: Reef Dive
Typical Depth Range: 15 to 40
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.