Do you need an escape from Miami but don't want to travel far? Drive down toJohn Pennekamp
in Key Largo andsnorkel out to Jesus
. That's right, we said Jesus! The 10-foot statue of Jesus was made by Italian artist/professor Guido Galletti. But before you dive in, here are a few things you need to remember:
- Make sure you can swim. Jesus could walk on water and look what that got him.
- If it makes you feel better, instead of referring to him as "Christ of the Deep", try "Hipster of the Sea" or "Sea Hippie."
- Jellyfish don't actually chase you, they float. Avoiding them is easy.
- Sharks actually will chase you, so don't wear that new Lady Gaga inspired dive suit made of raw meat.
- The experience can reduce a grown man to tears. Ear drums are sensitive and water pressure is no joke.
- New pick-up line-- "Jesus is my dive partner" --will make panties drop in Utah.
Check out this adorable little video of swimming with Jesus in Key Largo. It will probably make you vomit from its cuteness:
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The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (102601 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo) has the best charter out "Christ of the Deep."The 1.5 hour snorkeling tour costs $30 plus $7 for fins mask, and snorkel (the snorkel you can keep). Daily departures are at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. Call 305-451-6300 or visit pennekamppark.com.