Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada Oleg Firer was awarded the International Certificate confirming the inclusion of the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park (Grenada) in the World List of Particular Tourist Attraction.
Grenada, also known as “Authentic Caribbean” and “Spice Island”, is one of the most beautiful and lush islands in the West Indies. Unusual and exotic, dramatic landscapes of Grenada, tropical forests, mountains, waterfalls and golden beaches attract visitors from all over the world.
The Grenada Islands were discovered by Columbus in 1498 during his third voyage to America. The island was inhabited by Caribbean Indians. The first European settlements on the island were created by the Spaniards, then by the French and the British.
The unique and one-of-a-kind underwater sculpture park in the Gulf of Molinere is the only park in the world with a collection of underwater modern art, located in the Caribbean Sea at the west coast of Grenada.
The coast of Grenada is a haven for sea horses, turtles, sharks and rays due to the warm waters and healthy systems of coral reefs and sponges. Divers and underwater photographers have the opportunity to see many species of fish and sea creatures in the waters of the islands.
The sculptures were created by the British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor in 2007 as a project on environmental sustainability. The seabed in this bay has suffered greatly from several tropical storms, so this project is gradually creating a new foundation for the formation of marine life. Various corals are born on sculptures and attract other forms of life, thereby recreating the underwater environment.
The sculptures that adorn the seabed of the Molinere Bay are among the outstanding landmarks of Grenada. The sculptures are human figures and the fact that they are underwater creates an impressive atmosphere. In total, in the underwater park there are more than sixty individual sculptures occupying an area of over 800 square meters at a depth of up to 12 meters. You can get to the underwater park by boat from the main port of St. George or from Grand Anse Bay on the west coast.