The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park is a collection of ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean sea off the west coast of Grenada, West Indies and was created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. In May 2006 the world’s first underwater sculpture park was open for public viewing (Wikipedia) Of course, while visiting Grenada, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to go there and take a look at this popular site for diving and snorkeling ! The sculpture park consists over then 65 figures covered the area of 800 sq meters. Despite the fact that some of the pieces weigh as much as 15 tons, they are not impervious to the powers of the ocean. Taylor’s first work, Grace Reef, was torn to pieces by a hurricane. Actually the idea of settling some sculptures here came to improve the situation when hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Emily in 2005 destroyed natural reefs on the area. It may take between 10 to 80 years for hard reef to develop.By creating artificial reefs they provide “an ideal habitat for filter feeding organisms.” Now they colonized by number of fish, including peacock flounder, juvenile striped parrot fish, banded coral shrimp, and fire worms, corals and sponges. Needless to say that the underwater art gallery very much reflect Grenada’s culture. It is a series of works that encapsulate Grenada’s colorful history, culture and folklore. So if you want to get a unique experience while visiting Grenada, this place nearby the capital of island St.Georges is must see!
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