The Statue, or “Christ of the Deep” depicts Christ in a pose offering peace. His hands and head are raised toward the surface with the hands approximately 11 feet underwater.
The Statue is positioned on the seaward side of the Key Largo Dry Rocks. The reef is shaped like a hand with sand channels between the fingers. The statue is marked by a pencil buoy and sits in one the fingers. The center of the reef is open and has a good variety of soft corals. Being a relatively shallow dive site the Dry Rocks offer opportunities for snorkelers as well as divers.
Despite the extremely high volume of scuba divers and snorkelers, the coral is in relatively good condition and a wide variety of fish can be seen there including this rare Townsend Angelfish. The Townsend is a result of interbreeding between a Queen and a Blue Angelfish.
The Christ Statue, as well as the many beautiful reefs off the coast of Key Largo, brings thousands of scuba divers yearly to this popular destination, known as the "Dive Capital of the World".