Amazing Underwater Wonders You Didn’t Know Existed

Neptune Memorial Reef, Miami, Florida

Modeled after the lost city of Atlantis, and now housing thousands of sea creatures, this underwater mausoleum is a resting place for those who really loved the sea.

 

USNS Vandenberg, Florida Keys

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This summer, Artist Andreas Franke will exhibit his work on the USNS Vandenberg, a sunken ship that’s a spectacle in itself. The exhibit is free, but you’ll need some scuba gear to see it!

 

Museum of Underwater Modern Art, Cancun, Mexico

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This incredible underwater exhibition houses 500 permanent life-size sculptures, weighing over 200 tons.

 

Atlit-Yam, Haifa, Israel

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Mediterranean sand preserves Atlit-Yam’s ancient ruins, dating back to the 7th century BC.

 

Baiae, Bay of Naples, Italy

Named after Odysseus’s skipper, Baiae was party central for the super-rich of the late Roman Empire.

 

SS Thistlegorm, Red Sea, Egypt

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Found by famous oceanographer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, this now famous dive site was sunk in 1941 on her way to Alexandria, Egypt.

 

Yonaguni Monument, Yaeyama Islands, Japan

Here you’ll find lots of hammerhead sharks in the winter, and surprising man-made monoliths hidden in the depths.

Swim between two continents in the Silfra fissure, a world-famous site of high-visibility diving wonders.

 

Pavlopetri, Peloponnese, Greece

Discovered in 1967, “Paul’s and Peter’s” underwater city is more than 5,000 years old.

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