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Key Largo Dry Rocks

The 9 foot 4000 pound bronze statue "Christ of the Abyss" was designed by Italian sculptor Guido Galletti and was cast in
Italy. This statue was commissioned and donated by Egidi Cressi, an Italian industrialist and dive equipment manufacturer.
The Underwater Society of America received the donation in 1962 and placed the statue at Key Largo Dry Rocks in 1966.
The statue sits on a large concrete base in 25 feet of water in a sandy area in between large coral structures.  
Key Largo Dry Rocks is one of the most visited and well-known dive spots in the Florida Keys.  Most of the visitors to the site
are snorklers because the reef is very shallow.  Divers that choose to dive here will have to contend with the swimmers above
and have very good control of their buoyancy because the coral is tall and close to the surface.  A good dive would be to go
around the coral and not up and over the coral.  
Dry Rocks is one of the most colorful sites in the Upper Keys.  Sea fans, brain coral, elkhorn, star coral are very healthy and
grown up.  Tropical fish abound.  
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Photos by Gail Culver

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Key Largo Dry Rocks