Welcome to the World's First Underwater Sculpture Park
Copyright 2012 Grenada Seafaris
The Underwater Sculpture Park is located just outside St Georges in the
Molinere Beausejour Marine Protected Are and was created by Jason de
Caires Taylor, an English artist, Sculptor and avid diver.
Molinere bay was originally damaged by storm surge and the sculptures were
designed to assist in the regeneration of the area by providing habitat for
marine animals to live and by providing new surfaces for corals to grow upon.
The park has played an important role in regenerating this area and has given it
a new dimension.
The sculptures are now about 4 years old and are flourishing or not as the case
may be depending on the materials they are made from and their location within
Grenada Seafaris are proud to be part of Grenada Underwater Sculpture
Management, Inc. a small non-profit organisation dedicated to the maintenance
and development of the park. Howard is the current Chairman and has
developed an ambitious project to develop the park with new pieces and to
maintain and repair current statues.
The first new sculpture from this plan was placed in February 2010 and each
year a new piece has been added to ensure the park remains one of the places
people absolutely must see when visiting Grenada. If you would like to know
more about the project or have any questions about the park itself do please
In 2010 Grenada Seafaris Powerboat Adventure were one of the first
companies to support the development of the Sculpture Park by sponsoring a
series of 14 sculptures in all, based on Amerindian art, culture and spiritual
worshi. Created by local craftsman Troy Lewis, the sculptures are influenced by
the form of the intricate Petroglyphs and ceremonial carvings made by the early
Amerindian tribes, some of which may still be discovered in the Duquesne and
Pearls regions of Grenada.
Created predominantly from reinforced concrete, one of the largest pieces
takes the form of a Zemi (a stone-carved idol believed to have supernatural
power) and measures some three feet in height. Like many of the existing
sculptures in the Underwater Sculpture Park, it is anticipated that this new
installation will act as an artificial reef. The sculptures provide an ideal
environment for colonisation by colorful algae and corals creating 'Art by Nature'.
Located in clear and shallow water, the installation should be easily enjoyed
both from the surface, by snorkelers and underwater by scuba divers.
Zemi with Seafaris owner Howard Clarke and Artist, Troy Lewis
Mermaid by Artist, Troy Lewis and sponsored by Seafaris
In 2011, as part of the regeneration project and to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the sinking
of the Bianca C, a replica of the sculpture on the
Carenage known as "Christ of the deep" was
commissioned by the Grenada Board of Tourism.
This new statue was placed in the Underwater
Park in November 2011 and is in tribute to the
hospitality, selflessness and 'Spice Isle' spirit
shown by the Grenadian people in the rescue of
over 600 passengers and crew of the Bianca C.
"It is a fantastic addition to the park," said
Howard Clarke, Chairman of GUSMI, "and we
are extremely grateful to the Grenada Board of
Tourism for their enthusiastic support and
endorsement of the regeneration project. As the
statue leans back and looks up to the surface of
the water with arms outstretched it is a wonderful
new piece of living art for both our diving and
snorkeling visitors." Quote from Press Release
The statue was created by local Artist Troy Lewis
in conjunction with the Grenada Underwater
Sculpture Management, Inc and was constructed
using photographs and measurements taken
from the original and then formed by hand using
concrete and stainless steel reinforcing.