Underwater Sculpture Park
Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park is based on the original sculptures of British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor.
The sculpture park is rated in the top-ten activities in Grenada on TripAdvisor.
The underwater sculpture park has become a ‘must-see’ for any sailing vacation in Grenada. One of the most popular snorkeling sites, it’s an underwater gallery of sculptures in Grenada’s Molinere Beauséjour Marine Protected Area, that very much reflect Grenada’s culture. It is a series of underwater works that encapsulate Grenada’s colorful history, culture and folklore. The sculptures are fashioned mainly from simple substrates including concrete and rebar; so the sculptures have created an ideal artificial reef that is now colonized by fish, corals and sponges.
The underwater sculpture park is located in clear and shallow waters and dappled by sunlight; they provide a thrilling interaction and are a delight to lovers of both art and nature. Why not scuba dive at Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park as part of your Grenada Yacht Charter?
We ‘re sure you’ll never forget your visit to Grenada’s underwater sculpture park and your Grenada sailing vacation with La Grande Bellezza.
A circle of life size figures cast from local children linked by holding hands. Their transformation by nature, as they become remodeled by the environment and coral growth reflects the changes of growing up thorough a lifetime. The sculpture is located at 5 metres in depth and fashioned predominantly from concrete creating a hard substrate for coral growth.
“The Lost Correspondent”
A man working at his desk and typewriter, the desk covered with historical newspaper cuttings including some documenting Grenada’s involvement with Cuba. The work draws attention to the changes in how we communicate and depicts the lost correspondent as a relic in today’s society. This sculpture is located in 7 metres of water within the protected surrounds of a natural gully in the reef which very much affords the sense of being in an office. (See more)
16 female forms lie across an extensive sandy area within the reef. Exposed to the will of the seas this is a dynamic and evolving sculpture. At times the figures are hidden and at times they are uncovered and indeed rediscovered. The sculptures lie at a depth of 4 metres and are cast in concrete from a Grenadian lady, reflecting her elegant form.
This elegant sculpture depicts the graceful figure of a young skin diver from a much loved local story. A simple structure, fashioned from interwoven metal strands, she is open to the constant flow of water. Over time her appearance and form has developed with substantial colonizing marine life.
A project which involved students of the local community college, this sculpture sees a series of life-sized faces seemingly molded into the crevice of a large coral boulder. Cheek by cheek, one notices the diversity in ethnicity and facial expressions, heightened by the distinctive variety of colonizing tunicates and algae.
“The Un-still Life’
This is a seemingly classical still life composition of a vase and bowl of fruit on a table. The sculpture takes on another guise as a focus of ongoing change as it becomes progressively colonized by coral, sponges and marine life
“Man on a Bike”
A sculpture of life-size man cycling along the side of the reef (on a salvaged bicycle).
“The Amerindian Petroglyphs”
The new installation, 14 sculptures in all, is based on Amerindian art, culture and spiritual worship and is the work of local craftsman Troy Lewis.
“The Silent Cry”
The work of local Sculptor Rene Froehlich, assisted by local craftsman Jefferson Thomas (know as Buju of Grenville), created at his roadside studio in Westerhall. This powerful piece, the 1st of a series of 7, captures the feel of the great trees of the Grenadian rainforest with a representation of a sinuous organic root system and the impression of a human form within.