Christ of the Abyss is a well known A 8 1/2 foot, 4,000lb sculpture of Jesus Christ.
This very breath-taking sculpture is made from bronze. It is standing in 25 feet of water and is located off of Key Largo, Florida. This makes it conveniently located near the Dry Rocks, which are about 6 miles east-northeast off of the Key Largo Cut and in the very popular John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
This statue of Jesus is only one of three great statues that were molded by Guido Galletti, a brilliant and well-known Italian sculptor. Originally, the sculpture was named Il Cristo Degli Abissi but was later translated. The statue is completely surrounded by water filled with coral reefs, sponge, and even Eagle Rays.
In 1954, the original statue was located in the Mediterranean Sea, right off of Genoa, Italy. The Il Cristo Degli Abissi statue was molded and placed in 1961.
The surrounding area of the very famous Key Largo statue has some very large boulders of a large brain, elkhorn and staghorn corals. It also has other beautiful reef formations and many different types of species of fish, including the notorious barracuda. On the 16th of July, at 7 p.m., people will be able to go to a presentation that is free that will be going over the history and life events of the statue in the Islamorada History of Diving Museum that is conveniently located at the mile marker 83.