San Fruttuoso, Italy

Christ of the Abyss

A sunken idol welcomes parishioners to Davy Jones' Locker

Contributor: ellepibi

While figures of the divine and the decorative abound in densely populated areas, rarely do you see honored artistry in the middle of nowhere. The Christ of the Abyss statue hopes to change that in some small way.

The "Christ of the Abyss" is a bronze likeness of Jesus Christ, placed upon the bottom of the sea as an honor to Dario Gonzatt, the first Italian to use scuba diving gear. It was placed 17 meters under the sea in August 1954 where it stays to this day. 

Similar statues have been placed underwater and aboveground all over the world, some as an homage to the original, others as mere tangential copycats. 

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    San Fruttuoso Coast, San Fruttuoso, 16034, Italy
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