Some people find Jesus when they’re least expecting it. Like, while snorkelling in the Mediterranean Sea, and bumping into a giant bronze statue of the man himself.
Known as Christ of the Abyss, this unusual tribute was sculpted by Guido Galletti, based on the idea of an Italian diving instructor Duilio Marcante. In 1954, the statue was submerged near the spot where Dario Gonzatti - the first Italian to use SCUBA gear - died in 1947.Strangely, it’s not even the only underwater Jesus on the planet. Dive 25 ft into the water off the coast of Key Largo, Florida and, sure enough, you’ll find Christ offering a benediction of peace, with his head and hands raised skyward. There’s also a third one in Grenada’s underwater sculpture park in Molinere Bay.