It is no secret that I’m a fan of art and sculpture, so it is no wonder that I’m constantly inspired by Jason deCaires Taylor’s works all over the world.  After the 2004 devastation of the coral reefs in Grenada, Taylor decided to create his first underwater sculpture park, Molienere Beausejour Marine Protected Area.  Deemed to be the first of its kind in the world and listed as one of the 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic;  Taylor’s objective was not only to tell a story through his sculptures but to create sculptures that are environmentally friendly to encourage coral growth and in so doing restoring the balance of nature.

This fascinating park that stretches over 800 m² is unique in that the 75 masterpieces are strategic placed in swallow waters making  them accessible to  all, be they divers, snorkelers and glass boat tours.  It would be impossible to list them all, but I would like to highlight some of the most popular.  Viccisitudes, a ring of children holding hands facing out into nutrient-rich oceanic currents.  The Lost Correspondent, a man sitting at his desk with a typewriter and newspaper clippings from the 1970’s, depicting a time of revolution.  Grace Reef, 16 female figures lying on a sandy floor, sometimes covered and sometimes exposed.  TAMCC Faces, life size faces cast from a local college, embedded in the rock-face of the corals, forever changing in time.

Such beauty that lies below the surface should always be appreciated.