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Cayman Islands unveils new scuba diving attraction: Guardian of the Reef

Cayman Islands unveils new scuba diving attraction: Guardian of the Reef

Published: 17-Apr-14 10:32:00
Source: Caribbean News Digital
Author: Anna Ridley
Related: 10-Apr-10 23:11:09


The Cayman Islands has revealed a brand new attraction for scuba diving enthusiasts to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Divetech. The 13-foot bronze sculpture of a mythological creature, half ancient warrior and half seahorse has been placed underwater about 50 feet off Grand Cayman's northwest coast and has been named Guardian of the Reef.

A brand new underwater attraction has been unveiled in the Cayman Islands to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Divetech.

Scuba diving enthusiasts can now visit the attraction which is a 13-foot bronze sculpture of a mythological creature, half ancient warrior and half seahorse, and has been named Guardian of the Reef.

The sculpture has been placed on a four-foot-high concrete pedestal and sits in 60 feet of water, approximately 50 feet off the northwest coast of Grand Cayman.

The piece of art was created by Canadian artist Simon Morris, to celebrate Divetech’s anniversary this year and it will be used to draw attention to the importance of ocean conservation. One dollar from every scuba diving trip to the site will go to a local conservation education programme.

"The Guardian will serve as a new dive site and as a long-term reminder to all of us about the need to protect our reefs," commented Jay and Nancy Easterbrook, owners of Divetech.

The Cayman Islands have been one of the Caribbean’s most popular scuba diving destinations since 1957 when it was first established as the region’s birthplace for recreational diving.

While scuba diving in the Cayman Islands divers can explore the famous 252-foot, 2,200-ton USS Kittiwake that now lies on the ocean bed off the coast of the Seven Mile Beach and is a popular scuba diving attraction as well as a thriving artificial reef.

The islands recently triumphed in Scuba Diving magazine’s 2014 Top 100 Readers’ Choice Awards and were voted in first place as the Best Overall Destination in the Atlantic & Caribbean as well as numerous other scuba diving categories.

The Cayman Islands are an excellent choice for scuba diving holidays thanks to the variety of marine species, healthy coral reefs, warm waters, and fantastic visibility. The Dive 365 initiative was completed last year with the addition of 68 new diving sites, and there is now one for every day of the year.

The islands recently celebrated 25 years of its marine parks and the government approved a National Conservation Law that will see the parks expanded to protect more marine species.


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