List of underwater museums

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An underwater museum is a museum that is made, designated or put underwater, in particular, in a natural body of water. The category includes naturally or historically occurring settings that have been designated museums. These museums can be visited by glass-bottomed boats, snorkeling, or scuba diving, depending on the site. This list includes "preserves," which legally protect submerged ships or other items.

  • Alley of Leaders, Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea is a collection of relatively modern sculptures placed in this Black Sea location. The core of the collection consists of sculptures from the USSR.[1]
  • Monterrosa's Roatan Underwater Museum, Honduras has archaeological, historic and replica artifacts.
  • Anthozoa Sculpture by Australian Sculptor Jessa Lloyd before its planting at Langford Reef, Whitsundays on Australia's Great Barrier Reef (Image credit: Luca Fanning)
    Ngaro Underwater Sculpture Trail, Whitsundays Archived 2021-06-13 at the Wayback Machine is a collection of six site specific sculptures planted within the fringing reefs of the Whitsunday Islands at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. One of these 'Anthozoa' by artist Jessa Lloyd Archived 2021-06-13 at the Wayback Machine is the single largest underwater sculpture in the world. It is a scaled up replica of a single coral polyp, the life source of the reef and at 5,000 times its normal size rises over six metres from the ocean floor. Anthozoa is located on Langford Reef between Hayman Island and Hook Island (GPS Coordinates: 20° 0.8342' South, 148° 88.197' East).
  • Underwater museum of Marseille, Monumental and majestic sculptures have been placed at a depth of 5 meters (16 feet) so that the public can come and admire them. There are currently eight of them. The museum aims to raise public awareness of environmental issues, marine biology and to awaken people to the world of art and water sports (snorkeling, diving).

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  1. Badry, Mohamed (2016-11-26). "Egyptian Underwater Heritage in Alexandria and Preservation Management". Make Heritage Fun!. Retrieved 2024-03-22.
  2. "MUSA". Retrieved 2024-03-31. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)