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 Christ of the Abyss

USA, Florida, Keys, Upper Keys

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Exact

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Latitude: 25° 7.45' N
Longitude: 80° 17.8' W

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English (Translate this text in English): Near Key Largo Dry Rocks, 6 miles E-NE of South Cut, in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

English (Translate this text in English): Near Key Largo Dry Rocks, 6 miles E-NE of South Cut, in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Near Key Largo Dry Rocks, 6 miles E-NE of South Cut, in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

English (Translate this text in English): Near Key Largo Dry Rocks, 6 miles E-NE of South Cut, in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

English (Translate this text in English): Near Key Largo Dry Rocks, 6 miles E-NE of South Cut, in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

English (Translate this text in English): Near Key Largo Dry Rocks, 6 miles E-NE of South Cut, in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

English (Translate this text in English): Near Key Largo Dry Rocks, 6 miles E-NE of South Cut, in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

English (Translate this text in English): Near Key Largo Dry Rocks, 6 miles E-NE of South Cut, in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Dive site Characteristics

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)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience All divers

Bio interest Interesting

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Dive type

- Reef
- Ambiance

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Dive training
- Snorkeling / Free diving
- Photography

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 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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lea avatar
Christ of the Abyss
By lea
Dec 23, 2006
Christ of the deep - Italian sculptor Guido Galletti did a very good job ! I really like diving here. More information about the statue can be found here: http://www.keyshistory.org/artchristofthedeep.html Last dive of the year for me...   
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Christ of the Abyss
By YorkBoy
Oct 5, 2005
- This is the second time on this dive. This time the Captain was more energetic then the previous one. He Stated "For a religious experience.... Hug the Christ Statue!" He then stated he was just kidding and that the statue is covered i
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Trip: Key Largo 10_05
By YorkBoy
From Oct 4, 2005 to Oct 7, 2005

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Trip: Key Largo 05_05
By YorkBoy
From May 6, 2005 to May 9, 2005

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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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