Martinique's Underwater Sculpture Park

Located next to the popular wreck-diving spot that's right off the shores of Saint-Pierre on Martinique, lies the new underwater sculpture park. Made by Laurent Valere, these massive sculptures have been submerged and set on the grassy bottom of Martinique's waters and are ready for your exploration.

The underwater sculpture park lies right next to the wreck-diving spot where you can explore over ten ships that sunk to the floor back in the early 1900's.

There are currently two sculptures that reside in this park; Yemaya and Manman Dlo. Yemaya is a forty-foot siren who looks as if she is lounging on her side. She is beautiful and is intended to pay tribute to the "Woman of the Sea." Valere's other sculpture, Manman Dlo, meaning mermaid in Creole, represents a legendary figure to that culture. Both sculptures are meant to promote ocean preservation.

Location

Located near the middle of St. Pierre , Martinique's Underwater Sculpture Park always welcomes local residents and vacationers lodging in this town or an area nearby. But even if you aren't staying in this location, you should think about stopping by to enjoy a great time. Fort de France is 12 miles (19 and a half kilometers) to the southeast.

<p>The underwater sculpture park is located just 98-feet off of the shore of the southern entrance of the village, Saint Pierre. The sculptures are submerged at 25-feet and are very easily accessible and view-able by swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba-divers alike.</p>

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area is having a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. Le Petibonum, which offers Creole food, is also the most convenient dining option from the wildlife reservation. The restaurant is maybe around three miles away from this nature preserve, so grab a table and try something off the menu. The Flamboyant Restaurant and Le Bleu Marine offer additional restaurant options close-by where you have the chance to try a new dish and experience the Martinique culture.

Nearby Attractions

Those interested in seeing another nature preserve, find out more about Mounte Pelee Nature Reserve, situated within driving distance. There are some other activities in the area, including St. Pierre Park, which is a few hundred yards away St. Pierre . You might also consider heading over to Musée Volcanologique et Historique, which is another attraction close by.

Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Martinique's Underwater Sculpture Park.

Attractions Near Martinique's Underwater Sculpture Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
St. Pierre Park Other Attraction 0.2 mi. (19.1 km) SSE St. Pierre
Musée Volcanologique et Historique Museum 0.3 mi. (18.9 km) SE St. Pierre
Depaz Distillery Museum -- -- St. Pierre
Tomb of the Caribbean Other Attraction -- -- 11.9 mi. West of Sainte Marie
Centre de Decouverte des Sciences et de la Terre Museum 1.0 mi. (20.5 km) NNW 12.7 mi. West of Sainte Marie
Paul Gauguin Interpretation Center Museum 1.2 mi. (17.9 km) S 11.1 mi. Northwest of Fort de France
La Place des Caraibes Other Attraction 2.4 mi. (16.8 km) S Le Carbet
Habitation Anse Latouche Historic Site -- -- Le Carbet

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Hours

Visitors are allowed to come and swim through the underwater sculpture park at their own discretion. It is recommended thought that you choose a time with lots of sunlight and calm currents.

Location: Saint-Pierre, St. Pierre , Martinique

 

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