Installation date: 2006
Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park was the inception of Jason deCaires Taylor’s artistic career and is widely acclaimed as the first of its kind. Currently home to 75 sculptures, covering an area of 800sq metres and located two miles north of the capital St Georges on the west coast of the island, within an area designated a National Marine Park. The bay is enclosed by rock headlands and has a small beach in one corner. Within the Bay the sea ranges in depth from 0- 25m and is roughly a 10-minute boat ride from the capital St Georges and 15 minutes from Grand Anse. The site is comprised of a series of coral valleys and ravines, within these formations are patches of sand where each sculpture is placed. Visitors are invited to search and discover the works.
Moiliniere Bay suffered considerable storm damage by hurricane Ivan in 2004 and the placement of artificial structures has provided a new base for marine life to proliferate. The sculptures were designed to create a diversion from nearby Flamingo Bay, which features a largely pristine reef that has been in steady decline from excessive tourist numbers.