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Published: 17-Sep-12 12:43:00
Source: Diver Wire
Related: 10-Apr-10 23:11:09
A new underwater sculpture has become the latest attraction for divers to explore during scuba diving holidays in the Cayman Islands. Sergio Coni, Esteban Andrade and Romeo Penacino designed the sculpture of a diver which is made out of old bicycle frames and it now sits in the ocean bed close to the reef near Don Foster's Dive in Casuarina Point, George Town, underneath the surface of the turquoise waters off Grand Cayman.
Scuba divers have a new underwater attraction to visit in the Cayman Islands after a sculpture of a diver was placed near the reef at Don Foster’s Dive in George Town at Casuarina Point on the island of Grand Cayman.
The Cayman Islands are a popular destination for scuba diving holidays and now divers can explore the new sculpture which is made out of old bicycle frames and was created by Sergio Coni, Esteban Andrade and Romeo Penacino.
The three designers are originally from Argentina but they now live in the Cayman Islands. They created the life-size sculpture to add an interesting feature near the reef.
“We thought it appropriate since bicycles are the main transportation of most dive masters. We designed, cleaned the parts and welded ourselves,” commented Mr. Coni.
Explaining the motivation behind the sculpture, Mr Coni said: “A few of us wanted to show that the dive masters are the unsung heroes of the dive industry. [They are] daily ambassadors of our Islands and in many cases prevent the loss of life thanks to their actions… [it is] a profession that is seen as very casual but takes a lot of effort, great responsibility and many hours.”
So far, the sculpture has been well-received by divers enjoying scuba diving adventures near the reef.
The Cayman islands offer a diverse diving environment for divers of all abilities including cave diving, wall diving, reef diving, wreck diving and simple snorkelling.
The three islands – Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac – are home to an array of protected marine parks that are among the best scuba diving destinations in the world.
The USS Kittiwake, a former United States Navy ship, is now a scuba diving attraction and artificial reef that sits 60 feet deep on the ocean bed off the coast of the Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman. Divers taking scuba diving holidays can explore the five-deck 252-foot-long ship and its array of diving sites including individual rooms, crevices, holes and open decks.
When scuba diving in the Cayman Islands, visitors can swim in crystal clear warm turquoise waters and explore an array of scuba diving sites that are thriving with marine life such as vibrant coral and sponges, Stingrays, Green Sea Turtles, Groupers, Garden Eels, Parrot Fish and dolphins.
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