Atlantis is not as far as you think; there is an underwater art gallery full of hidden mermaid artificial reefs in Florida that features sculptures, perfect for an enchanting underwater adventure.\nThe 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project & Gallery is an underwater art gallery for tourism and an eco-friendly destination for research. Although the project is not fully completed this will be a future underwater art installation that will enhance marine habitats and expand fish populations for future economic and educational opportunities.\nSierra Raspberry is the artist behind this project and has created many body casts with real people. Her idea of making a sculpture garden and exhibit came from a simple idea and a previous art project.\nView this post on Instagram Reposted from @diver_ron1868 - "🧜♀️🧜♂️ #1000mermaids artificial reef Riviera Beach, Fl quick clip from the nine minute tour of the new dive site. Spotted some mermaids 🧜♀️🧜♀️🧜♀️, a bar jack bait ball, a southern stingray, and @surfer_stacy at the selfie/awareness area. . . I’m incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with this organization." . . The 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project & Gallery of 1000 Mermaids is a monumental public EcoArt project in the form of an artificial reef installation that will also serve as an underwater eco-friendly destination for tourism & research. Its mission is to enhance marine habitats and expand fishery populations while providing enhanced creative, economic and educational opportunities for the benefit, education and enjoyment of residents, students and visitors alike. Mermaids have long been a symbol of humans’ connection to the Ocean, and this artificial reef is being created by body casting real people in the form of mermaids on ocean friendly artistically crafted reef modules that will allow their likeness to live forever on the sea floor. “ . . If you want to find out more on how to get involved, go to www.1000mermaids.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org “ . . Full video on @diver_ron1868's YouTube page, link in bio A post shared by 1000 Mermaids Project (@1000mermaids) on Sep 24, 2019 at 3:49pm PDT\nThis underwater public gallery is now available to divers and ocean lovers who seek a different experience. According to the 1000 Mermaid Project "Miami Body Cast has set a goal to create 1000 body sculptures made-up of a sustainable concrete which allows infant coral to adhere to it and restore Florida’s living coral reef population."\nView this post on Instagram Our first underwater photos have come in courtesy of our friend & supporter Ron Nash aka @diver_ron1868! . . We are loving the way our #1000Mermaids #ArtificialReefs made by our partner @reefcells look underwater on the seafloor in #PalmBeachCounty!🙏🧜🏻♀️🌎 . . Want to find out more, get involved, or support us? Log on to www.1000mermaids.com or email email@example.com 🧜🏻♀️ A post shared by 1000 Mermaids Project (@1000mermaids) on Aug 31, 2019 at 6:09am PDT\nThis project will involve volunteers, businesses, organizations, environmental agencies, local and federal government involvement, to create these mermaids from real people's bodies.\nOnce the project is completed it is expected to become a world-renowned snorkeling destination. The 1000 Mermaids Project has already deployed 18 of the 1000 mermaids. According to the Palm Beach Post, some of the mermaids are sprayed with calcium carbonate which will serve as a good base for corals and marine life.\nThe sculptures are located about one mile southeast of the Lake Worth Inlet. To learn more about this project click here.\n1000 Mermaids Project\nWhere: West Palm Beach; coordinates for the reef N 26°45.2703'; W 080°01.6392'.\nWhy you need to go: This is an EcoArt project with mermaids surrounding the bottom of the ocean.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.