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Christ of the Deep

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #53 of 95 activities in Key Largo
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: A 4,000 pound bronze statue of Christ installed at the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary.
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Brownstown, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You should definitely check out this dive site if interested! Only downside is since it is a popular place it may be a little crowded.

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Marathon, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dove the Christ of the Abyss today - Went out with the John Penny-camp state park dive boat. Beautiful boat, friendly crew, reasonable price. Park is typically more crowded then some of the other parks in the keys further down, but the dive boat is maxed at 20. It is not mixed with snorkelers, just divers. The dive is shallow,... More

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Smyrna, GA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

One of the greatest snorkeling statues in the world. Feel the pressure as you make your way some 17 feet to Christ of the Deep. The fish in the area is simply amazing. A must while in the Keys.

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Denver
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184 reviews 184 reviews
62 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

On this day it was just our snorkel boat and our family of 4. There were 2 foot rolling seas but we're experienced snorkelers and did just fine. We really enjoyed the coral and found it to be better than expected. I don't think it would be as great on a calm day because so many people might be there.... More

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is not a dive site. It is a tourist attraction. Nothing to see here but the statue covered in fire coral. We ended up following the reef south and found some life but not much.

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Homestead, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Christ of the Abyss is actually the correct name of this statue that was donated by the Cressi family. This statue is one of four created by an Italian sculptor which are placed in various locations around the world. The 4000 pound statue is situated in very shallow water--depths of about 18 feet make it a great snorkeling site. The... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I would give this a better review, except the day we went, there were high seas, and the visibility was poor. However, I could tell the coral was beautiful, and the Statue would be great to see

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Actual statue is interesting to visit, but for diving it is highly over rated. The site is very busy and you're likely to run into other divers. Best avoid this until you've exhausted all the other wonderful reefs and wrecks.

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Long Island City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Better in person than in pictures. We took a tour with Keys Diver. Great deal, great snorkeling. One of the deeper reefs which allows for some really awesome sea life. Spent about 45 minutes at the Christ of the Deep. Saw reef shark, turtles, awesome fish. Highly recommend if in the keys

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Chicago, Illinois
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169 reviews 169 reviews
53 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Plenty of fish and undersea life, Christ statue is interesting and covered in corals. If you have only one chance to go snorkeling in the upper keys, this is a great choice.

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