Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Matt Miller
Date: April 18, 2006
Located at the Key Largo Dry Rocks Reef the famous nine foot tall “Christ of the Abyss” statue is in only 25 feet of water making it a popular snorkel and dive site. The statue, made by the Italian Sculpture Galletti, was placed in these protected waters around 1966. During our 35 minute dive over six fingers of the reef we spotted large brain corals (Photo#3), butterfly fish, jacks and tangs. Sadly, the once beautiful coral around the statue is gray in color and has died due to careless divers and snorkelers who have stepped on the coral.