Cyprus is world renowned for its great diving. With highly skilled instructors and warm, crystal clear water, it’s the perfect place to learn. For more experienced divers, there’s a treasure trove of amazing underwater wonders to explore. From sea caves to shipwrecks, Cyprus certainly has a lot to offer divers and that’s why tourists flock to the island for a diving holiday.
This latest venture is definitely going to ensure that Cyprus stays on the map for fantastic diving opportunities. A museum of sculptures, under the ocean!
Created by a British artist
The sculptures will be created by Jason deCaires Taylor, an artist from Britain. Jason has worked on underwater sculptures before as he’s the artist behind the Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park in the Caribbean sea off the coast of Grenada. This installation has been listed as one of the 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic. He also created the popular underwater museum in Lanzarote.
A museum of more than 70 sculptures
The plans for the museum have been presented to local officials including the mayor of Ayia Napa, the Fisheries department and the Minister of Agriculture and the project has now been given the go ahead. The sculptures will be sited in the sea of Pernera off the coast of Ayia Napa at a depth of around 10 metres. This museum will include at least 70 sculptures in total.
An underwater forest
The sculptures will be an awesome sight in themselves, but the plan for the museum is to site the sculptures within the world’s first underwater forest, a collection of crafted organic trees and underwater plants.
A wonderful boost for tourism
The Ayia Napa area is always popular with tourists, not just for the great diving, but also for the weather, the stunning scenery and the lively nightlife on offer in the area. This new underwater museum is certainly going to be another big draw for visitors and will no doubt be very good for the local economy.
Such a positive place for investment
This is a great time to invest in the area. Take a closer look at all the investment opportunities open to you in Famagusta.