Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park Helps Fight Global Warming

This unusual art installation, which is accessible to snorkelers and divers, has been named to a list of the 25 Top Wonders of the World.

The Underwater Sculpture Park (USP) off the west coast of Grenada has just completed a major renovation. 

Originally installed in 2006 in the Molinere Beauséjour Marine Protected Area, the USP was the world’s first underwater sculpture park. Fashioned from a variety of media, including concrete and rebar, it includes 82 life-size sculptures, most by England’s Jason deCaires Taylor, that are accessible to snorkelers and divers. It has been chosen by National Geographic as one of the 25 Top Wonders of the World. 

Designed to act as an artificial reef, the USP has attracted diverse marine life to the area and has provided surfaces for coral to grow, which is important to combat the ravages of global warming. Over time, however, environmental forces affected the sculptures, so efforts were made to repair, clean, remove, or relocate them.


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“The Underwater Sculpture Park is a national treasure, and its maintenance is important to the upkeep of the pure allure of Grenada’s waters,” says Petra Roach, CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority.