Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park
Underwater Sculpture ParkThough it was created to give the island’s other reefs a break, the Underwater Sculpture Park, located along Grenada’s west coast, is among the most moving artificial reef installations in the Caribbean. Here, both scuba divers and snorkelers can explore the underwater sculptures, including the impressive Vicissitudes—a grouping of life-size figures modeled after local children, all holding hands in a circle. Located in a relatively shallow, sandy part of the Molinere Beauséjour Marine Protected Area, the statues are predominantly made from concrete and rebar and serve as a great base for attracting new coral life. Expect to see a variety of colorful fish as you fin past everything from The Lost Correspondent (a desk scene that nods to Grenada’s history with Cuba) to The Amerindian Petroglyphs (a set of 14 sculptures referencing indigenous art). If you’d rather go with a guide, turn to Grenada Seafaris, which hosts snorkeling trips to the park.
Underwater Sculpture Park
Children holding hands in a circle and a newspaperman seated at a desk are among the 65 cement pieces situated on the bottom of Molinere Bay on Grenada’s west coast. The brainchild of British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the collection is not only a cool underwater art installation but also a conservation effort. First constructed in 2006 following reef damage from a duo of hard-hitting hurricanes, the statues help maintain the health of the ocean’s ecosystem. Snorkeling excursions leave from St. George’s.