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Placed in the waters of the small village of San Fruttuoso in 1954 by the Costa family, and later dedicated to the memory of dive-instruction pioneer Duilio Marcante, the statue of the Christ of the Depths has become a symbol for all divers and one of the most famous dives in the world.


We begin our descent inside the small bay that harbors the statue, which was cast in bronze, through melting sailor's military medals for valor, ship's anchors, and other glorious pieces from people who dedicated their lives to the sea.
Keeping the statue to our right, we head left toward the wall.
Following it, at a depth of about 30 meters we come upon a tall and deep crack rich in red coral (Corallium Rubrum) that shelters spiny lobsters. The wall continues, and at its far end an area of large boulders begins, which is rich in surfaces covered with yellow cluster anemones (Parazoanthus) and enthralling landscapes. We then ascend and begin our return trip: the rocks end at about 12 meters, where we find an area of Poseidonion beds (on top of the wall) and immediately afterward a saddle rich in cracks.
Passing this saddle, which offers dens for the morays and polyps, just a few kicks separate us from the legendary charm of the Christ of the Depths.
Here we can stop to admire the statue, take a few photos, and gaze at the alluring tricks of light created by the sun.

Difficulty: easy, Seabed: wall