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The Bahamas now home to largest underwater sculpture in the World

Nassau in the Bahamas is now home to the world's largest underwater sculpture. Scuba diving enthusiasts can dive down to Ocean Atlas, an 18-foot-tall, 60-ton female sculpture located off the coast of Nassau, to explore the awe-inspiring piece of art that is now part of a coral garden. The sculpture was created by the renowned British underwater sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor.

The Bahamas now home to largest underwater sculpture in the World

The Bahamas is now home to the largest underwater sculpture in the world, thanks to a new piece of art created by Jason deCaires Taylor.

Ocean Atlas is a new 18-foot-tall, 60-ton female sculpture located in the waters off the coast of Nassau that is set to become a popular destination for scuba diving enthusiasts.

The sculpture was created by Jason deCaires Taylor, a British artist who is a pioneer in the world of underwater art. The sculptor created the world’s first underwater sculpture park in Grenada in the Caribbean in 2006, and this was followed by the Museo Subacuatico de Arte in Cancun in Mexico that is home to 500 of his sculptural works.

Ocean Atlas was placed underwater earlier this month and it is part of a coral reef garden that includes a number of pieces of art.
Taylor, a scuba diving expert, photographer, conservationist, and sculptor, created the underwater museums and artificial reefs to provide a new habitat for marine species and attract tourists taking scuba diving holidays away from the region’s natural reefs so they can be replenished.

The Bahamas is one of the Caribbean’s leading scuba diving destinations and visitors can explore the longest-known underwater cave system in the world at the Lucayan National Park which has over six miles of caves, caverns, and tunnels.

The ocean waters are thriving with magnificent marine species such as intricate coral reefs, sea turtles, rainbow-hued fish, moray eels, eagle rays, large sponges, reef sharks and many more. While scuba diving in the Bahamas, divers will be able to visit old shipwrecks such as Theo's Wreck which lies off Freeport, and the Abacos Train Wreck in Marsh Harbour.

The Caribbean nation is also a hotspot for shark diving and during underwater tours at popular diving resorts such as Stuart’s Cove, divers can catch sightings of Tiger Sharks, Lemons, Caribbean Reef sharks and Great Hammerheads.

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