The Mermaid, Amphitrite
Amphitrite has been overseeing Sunset Reef for seven years now. She has graced the cover of Skin Diver Magazine, Sport Diver Magazine, Scuba Diving Magazine and numerous others.
At the time, General Manager Keith Sahm purchased the mermaid from Simon Morris, a famed sculptor from Canada, to ease the pressure off the resort's famous and delicate reef. Amphitrite is actually a 9 foot tall bronze mermaid and was carefully put underwater at the edge of Sunset Reef. Today she sits in 55' and keeps an ever present watch over our reef. She is favorite for photo enthusiasts (she is the only creature that seems to stay still for photographers) and makes for great group photos. But be careful, take a long look at her. There are all kinds of growth on her in particular, through her hair! The longer she is down there, the more her beauty comes out!
To find the mermaid just jump in at the ladder and swim straight out until the reef drops from 30 FSW to 50 FSW into the sand. Hang a right and keep the reef on your right side and you will swim smack dab into her domain. Less than 10 minutes from shore you can visit and photograph the most famous mermaid underwater.
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