Mysterious Statues You Can Only See Underwater.

Mar 13, 2019 Afam Jude Offor
From immersed saints to Greek Gods, these are the world's most wonderful underwater sculptures.

There are many natural wonders in the vast oceans. They are also home to some amazing man-made wonders.

Statues throughout the world have been drowned in the oceans for various reasons whether in the form of a memorial, or to offer protection to a delicate marine environment, or simply as art.

These sculptures are now decorated with colored algae and some of the mysterious statues have become tourist destinations in their own right.

Meet a woman underwater:Amphitrite statue off Grand Cayman

Keith Sahm, general manager of Sunset House Resort, says She has two parts that are shinier than anywhere else.

This is a 272kg mermaid statue 50m offshore from the property on the island's southwest point.

You wll find her at 15m of depth which is in the easy swimming reach of  diver and snorkelers.

Watch out for the guards:Guardian of the Reef statue off Grand Cayman

It brings luck to put a smooch on the Guardian of the Reef  or says Nancy Easter brook, who drowned merman in the front yard of her Grand Cayman scuba shop, Divetech.

Easter brook also explained that the same sculptor who made the Guardian prepared a mermaid at Sunset House.

She says, They are like brothers and sisters, and she thinks they swim like dolphins under water.

Explore An underwater museum

Museo Subacuatico de Arte or MUSA off Cancun, Mexico

Jason deCaires Taylor, the creator of 500 life-size sculptures that includes this underwater installation off Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc, Mexico, says It's sheer happiness and looks magnificent when sun rays fire up all the colors of the sponge growing on the mysterious statues.

For the magnified experience, Taylor advises the audience to learn scuba dive. As per his saying, You want to take a step back and see the whole establishment/installation; The beauty of being a diver and then seeing that, looks like a 3D world.

Meet The Biggest Underwater Statue Ever:Ocean Atlas off New Providence, Bahamas

The credit of the world's largest underwater statue also goes to the Taylor, the mind and chisel behind Ocean Atlas.

The statue of 60 ton signifies the greater need for ocean conservation, which is placed at a site in immediate need of reformation. Coral reefs have a refinery around the leaking corner, he says. Visitors come and see oil, so yes, it been great to put some pressure on the refinery.

Christ of the Abyss, Italian Riviera, Portofino

It's the place where first Italian diver Dario Gonzatti lost his life scuba diving in 1947. Now, there stands a 2.5m bronze Christ, created by Italian sculptor Guido Galletti.

It's 10m under the surface, popular among freedivers and scuba divers who wish to pay tribute to those who have taken their last breaths in the sea.
Or See the Other underwater Jesus
Christ of the Abyss, Italian Riviera, Portofino

Christ of the Abyss off Key Largo, Florida

Galette's mold produced three figures: The first is mentioned above of Italian Riviera; the second is contained in Grenada, which awarded the Italian team who drowned in the tragic 1961 sinking of M.V. Bianca C passenger ship. The third one you will find in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, 8m deep off Key Largo.

Its GPS coordinates are widely published, making this site one of the most widely viewed water attractions of the planet. Just ask a local with a GoPro (tools used for water diving) and fins.

Underwater grotto, Bohol, Philippines

Started as an initiative to stop illegal fishing practices such as the use of dynamite and cyanide  which resulted in a destination for underwater pilgrimage. In 2010, the Virgin Mary and young Jesus 4-meter tall representation were immersed in the Bien Unido Double Barrier Reef Marine Park off Bohol.

Check Out A Mystery City:Yonaguni in the Ryukyu Islands of Japan

As if now, it's a mystery as to what created the Asian Atlantis. This sequence of sandstone formations off Okinawa, Japan, has too many right angles, terraced structures, pillars, and other features, making it the wonder of Mother Nature.

Yet, the question is, if man made, how did it end up 5m underwater?

Check Out Hollywood History:Fake moai, Easter Island, Chile

How Easter Island moai  unemotional-face 7m tall monoliths -came to exist can be haunting.

It is not like single statue underwater. This is not an ancient wonder, but instead, a failed effort by Kevin Costner flick, Rapa-Nui, who is responsible for this face, is now located above the corals for divers to marvel.

Heracleion and Canopus Statues, Abu Qir Bay, Egypt