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Plan A Key Largo Diving Trip
To Christ Of The Abyss 

Christ of the Abyss (Deep / Key Largo Dry Rocks) is one of the most popular Florida Keys diving sites to explore when diving Key Largo.

This large underwater statue is the second casting based upon the original designed by Guido Galletti.

This original casting can still be seen diving in the Mediterranean Sea off of Genoa, Italy.

This famous Key Largo statue was designed in 1961 and was finally positioned in 1965.

The status is also a very substantial work of art. With it's concrete base, the 8.5 foot tall bronze statue weighs close to 20,000 pounds.

It also rises up to within 11 feet of the water's surface as the statue arms rise upward to the sky.

If you don't have already have one, you'll want to make sure you get a Christ of the Deep dive map so you can familiarize yourself with this highly popular Key Largo dive site.

Christ of the Abyss, Key Largo Dry Rocks, One of the Popular Florida Keys Diving Sites

Key Largo Diving Christ of The Abyss
State Archives Of Florida, Florida Memory, Department Of Commerce

One of the best features of this popular Key Largo diving site, is that even though the statue sits at about 25 feet in depth, it's still readily visible for anyone Florida Keys snorkeling high above. This is due to the area's ultra clear water.

Not only is this a well known as one of the best snorkeling and scuba diving Key Largo sites, it's extremely popular for underwater weddings and funerals.

This is also one of the best Key Largo diving sites for underwater photography. The combination of beautiful coral, tropical fish and the statue in the background create the perfect composition.

This Florida Keys diving site also benefits from being close to Key Largo and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Plus there are numerous buoys to tie off at, so access to the area is even easier.

Key Largo Dry Rocks

Key Largo Dry Rocks Map
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At-A-Glance Reef Diving Description
And GPS Coordinates

Christ of the Abyss / Key Largo Dry Rocks
Off Key Largo, east of John Pennekamp State Park
GPS Co-ordinates
25 07.361N 080 17.843W
Numerous buoys are in the area of the statue
Sea level to 30'
Dive Site Description
Part of the Key Largo Existing Management Area. The circular patch reef is shaped somewhat like a hand with the 9 foot statue positioned between the fingers. It stands in about 24' of water and is located between mooring buoys D4 and D5. This is a popular snorkel, dive, wedding and photography site so can be quite crowded
Snorkel Site
Very popular snorkel site with good visibility of the statue below

Marine Life
Brain coral, coral fingers, sea whips and sea rods, along with other gorgonian and stony coral are present. Grouper, snapper, barracuda, and numerous varieties of tropical fish

Situated in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, this statue is a must see for anyone planning a scuba dive Key Largo vacation.

Overhead View Of Christ of the Deep At Key Largo Dry Rocks

Overhead View Of Christ Of The Deep At Key Largo Dry Rocks
State Archives Of Florida, Florida Memory, Department Of Commerce

Even though it can be rather crowded at times, it's still an amazing site to witness. Considering the traffic, this Key Largo diving site is also in good condition and there's an abundance of spectacular marine life to enjoy.

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Local Weather Zip Codes

Key Largo - 33037
Marathon - 33050
Key West - 33040