Diving into Magic at The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada
All the things that make Grenada so special, her people, nature, surrounding seas, and wildlife, all come together to magnificent effect at the Underwater Sculpture Park sunken off the west coast.
Holding the title of “The World’s First Underwater Sculpture Gallery” this is a must-visit for divers and snorkelers alike, of all adventure levels.
I was lucky enough to visit at the end of my epic Grenadines sailing adventure with LTD Sailing. We’d just spent a week of intensive schooling in the age-old maritime arts on our way from St. Vincent down to Grenada, so Chris, my skipper, had planned to end the trip on a high note snorkeling the underwater gallery.
The night before, we’d tied up to a mooring just south of the park in anticipation. In the morning after a quick rinse, coffee, and breakfast—we all hopped in the dinghy and puttered up to our destination. Without any further ado, we flipped into the water, snorkeled round a bend… And there was… Nothing.
The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park isn’t that simple of an experience. It requires exploration. Each individual piece is nestled between naturally varied gullies and sun-dappled sandy patches, so you discover each part piece by piece. All the while, a kaleidoscope of sea life swim in and out of view—schools of fish, turtles, rays, and more.
One of the most famous pieces is the one depicting the ring of children named ‘Vicissitudes’ and created by Jason de Caires Taylor.
The children depict the adaptability of children in any environment as the sea embraces them and the children become part of their new environment.
It’s truly incredible.
I tried my best to capture the experience in the video below, but it really has to be explored in person to get the full magical effect.
I recommend giving Chris a call at LTD Sailing if you’d like to explore the park yourself.