Key Largo Dry Rocks
Photos by Gail Culver

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Upper Keys Dive Pictures
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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