Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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.

Guardian 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 info@sculptorsimonmorris.com

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.