Guardian of the Reef underwater sculpture by Simon Morris installed by Divetech at Lighthouse Point, Grand Cayman
On Saturday April 12th, 2014, Jay and Nancy
Easterbrook, owners of the famous Lighthouse Point Dive Center, in West Bay,
Grand Cayman, placed the 13 foot tall bronze sculpture “Guardian of the Reef”
by Canadian sculptor Simon Morris in 65 feet of water near a wall just in front
of the resort.
Designed to attract divers to the resort, the sculpture
represents a mythological creature, half man, half seahorse, which has been
left alone at his post to guard the oceans. In addition, Divetech will donate
one dollar for every dive on the Guardian to the West Bay Eco Warriors, a
not-for-profit association teaching Caymanian kids to dive and learn the importance
of the marine environment surrounding Cayman.
of the Reef is a global Limited Edition of 4 signed, numbered and dated
sculptures dedicated to promoting awareness of the marine environment. Number
1, placed at Divetech’s Lighthouse Point, in West Bay, Grand Cayman, will be
the only one in the entire Caribbean Basin.
Groups outside the Caribbean Sea interested in placing one
of the remaining three castings of the Guardian of the Reef sculpture are
invited to contact Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org
The long term goal is to create a global group that will
strive to publicise the need for our improved stewardship of the world’s ocean
and raise awareness of the current declining situation.
See these links for video of the Cayman 27 TV new broadcast
and hi-res taken on the day of the sinking, courtesy of Divetech.