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Underwater statues in Mexico #360960
12/10/09 11:33 AM
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Re: Underwater statues in Mexico [Re: Peter Jones] #361022
12/10/09 06:24 PM
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Diving is one thing, a trip to the museum is another. Personally, the statuary is not something I look for on a dive site. smile


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Re: Underwater statues in Mexico [Re: Bobber] #361023
12/10/09 08:09 PM
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I think it would be interesting to find out how they got there.

Re: Underwater statues in Mexico [Re: Northern Canuck] #361026
12/10/09 09:26 PM
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Peter thanks for posting. Seeing things where you least expect them can wake you up to a whole new way of being.

I'd expect that over time these currently fresh-raw bits of stone-sculpture will become fish and coral habitat and the statues will become alive in a special way - evolving from "interesting" into a rather fantastical vision.

N. Canuk - to see how they got there, visit/read the whole article link posted by Peter - it shows the scope of the project.






Re: Underwater statues in Mexico [Re: Diane Campbell] #361106
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They'll probably be a magnet for fire coral. I watched someone put their bare arms around an underwater statue once, and she deeply regretted that action for many hours afterwards.

Re: Underwater statues in Mexico [Re: Peter Jones] #361110
12/11/09 08:11 PM
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smile And isn't that one of the reasons that you teach people not to touch anything underwater?


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Re: Underwater statues in Mexico [Re: seashell] #361122
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One of.

Re: Underwater statues in Mexico [Re: Peter Jones] #361169
12/12/09 11:47 AM
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I wonder what will happen in heavy stormy seas. Our Christ of the Abyss here gets knocked over on a regular basis. Also some parts get broken off. -
Yes, people do like to see these things - It just makes me wonder about how much damage can be done.

But bully for them for trying something inventive.


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