Not that we need to add any more things on our bucket lists, we discover another world underwater. These locations will have you signing up to dive school.

We’ve never doubted how much fun we could have under the sea, in fact, I previously watched a documentary about this when I was a child, I think it explains it much clearer than I could in the video excerpt below:

 

1. Christ of the Abyss, San Fruttuoso, Italy

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There are so many versions of this underwater statue of Jesus all over the globe but the original is immersed in the waters of San Fruttuoso, not far from the worldwide renowned town of Portofino. This eight foot tall monument was created by sculptor Guido Galletti and commissioned by Italian diver Duilio Marcante in 1954. Marcante wanted to place some sort of memorial at the exact spot where his friend Dario Gonzatti died while diving a few years prior.

 

2. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, The Maldives

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New York Daily News rated this as “the most beautiful restaurant in the world” this year, and it’s not hard to see why. Ithaa sits five metres below the surface offering 180-degree panoramic views of the amazing and vibrant coral gardens that surrounds it. Before you ask, they do serve seafood, it’s kind of cruel that you make the fish watch as you eat their friends, cruel.

 

3. Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA), Cancún, Mexico

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Who would’ve thought that going to a museum would one day be considered as water sport. Located between Cancún and Isla Mujeres, this incredible museum features more than 400 permanent life-size sculptures on the ocean floor, each designed to promote coral and marine life.

 

4. The Underwater Room, Manta Resort, Zanzibar

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‘Sleeping with the fishes’ may be a lot more comfortable than you think. In 2013, the Manta Resort on Pemba Island, Zanzibar opened a three-level hotel room submerged four meters under the sea. Guests who stay in the floating room get a 360-degree view of the surrounding ocean, coral, and sea life.

 

5. Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, St. George’s, Grenada

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There’s 65 concrete and rebar figures crafted by globetrotting artist and photographer, Jason deCaires Taylor. Very thought provoking human forms and still lifes. The ‘sea gallery’ is anchored beneath Moliniere Bay.

 

6. The Green Lake, Tragoess, Austria

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Austria’s Green Lake is a small body of water surrounded by popular hiking trails during the colder seasons. The lake however is transformed when the snow on the surrounding mountains begin to melt in the spring causing the water levels to rise. By June, the lake engulfs the nearby park, completely submerging it making it a very surreal diving spot.

 

7. Underwater Museum at Cape Tarkhankut, Ukraine

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Organized more than 15 years ago, this museum boasts a collection of busts of communist leaders and the heads of socialism throughout the history of the USSR. Lined up on stone shelves and racks and buried underwater, the busts are known as the Alley of Leaders. It’s grown to more than 50 sculptures, from Paris’s Eiffel Tower to London’s Tower Bridge.

What activity do you think can be enhanced by putting it underwater?