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New UW attraction on Grand Cayman

(DiverWire) An intriguing sculpture of a diver is the latest attraction near to the reef used near Don Foster’s Dive in George Town at Casuarina Point. He looks a little different though from the typical dive master—there is no sign of blond locks or a suntan!

The sculpture was created by Sergio Coni, Esteban Andrade and Romeo Penacino from old bicycle frames. The three are all originally from Argentina but enjoy their lives in the Cayman Islands. The sculpture was created just for the purpose of adding an interesting feature near the reef.

“We thought it appropriate since bicycles are the main transportation of most divemasters. We designed, cleaned the parts and welded ourselves,” said Mr. Coni.

The sculpture – or as Mr. Coni put it, ‘a creation’ – is roughly life-size and is on a sand patch where it can be easily removed as required. So far, the reaction has been great, particularly from those in the industry, continued Mr. Coni, who explained the motivation behind the creation.

“A few of us wanted to show that the dive masters are the unsung heroes of the dive industry. [They are] daily ambassadors of our Islands and in many cases prevent the loss of life thanks to their actions… [it is] a profession that is seen as very casual but takes a lot of effort, great responsibility and many hours,” said the artist.

For more details, visit the Don Foster’s Website