Artist Jason Decaires Taylor, born in Great Britain in 1974, is well known for his pioneering works as a builder of submerged sculpture parks in oceans. His previous giant underwater installations are set near the coasts of Mexico, Bahamas (photos below of “Ocean Atlas”), and the West Indies. In each project, Taylor as an activist fighting to save the environment and raise awareness always uses eco-friendly concrete to built his sculptures that will later harbor life. The Coralarium is his latest underwater park built in the coral lagoon in the Maldives. It’s designed half underwater and half above so both human and marine visitors could interact with the park. Everyone who wants to visit this magnificence of art can access the island’s location with a lead from small group tours of marine biologists, the staff of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fishu resort. They will walk you across the 500 feet (150 meters) of shallow water that leads directly to the underwater park. The Coralarium is 20 feet (6 meters) tall, and its open, stainless steel cube lets the water and marine life in and out. Sculptures are a combination of human, plant and coral shape evoking in the visitors the sense of finding a long lost civilization and a whole new mystery no one knows about.
The Coralarium by an artist from Great Britain – Jason Decaires Taylor
Giant sculpture installed in the coral lagoon in the Maldives
You can access the island’s location with a lead from small group tours of marine biologists
Here are some previous projects off the coasts of Mexico, Bahamas (photos below of “Ocean Atlas”), and the West Indies.
Imagine accidentally diving onto these epic sculptures
Visitors have the great sense of finding a long lost civilization
“Stay home, stay safe” – quarantine times
“Rowing towards an uncertain future”
“Ocean Atlas” – 18 feet tall and weighing in at more than 60 tons
Location: the western coastline of New Providence in Nassau, Bahamas.