There are several beautiful waterparks from all around the world. Many of these are marine sanctuaries, diving sites, and gigantic oceanariums. But some are truly unique from the others. We have Edmonds Underwater Park (a dive site with numerous wrecks to explore), Green Lake (a park that turns into a lake in spring and summer), and Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park (ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean ocean off the west coast of Grenada).
The world is simply amazing. From up above the grounds and below the water surface are sights worth beholding. Nature has countless awe-inspiring creations; man also has creations which defy his own ingenuity and capability. And what will we get if nature’s and man’s creations combine? Only one thing – magnificence!
There are several beautiful waterparks from all around the world. Many of these are marine sanctuaries, diving sites, and gigantic oceanariums. But some are truly unique from the others. Here are three of the best and most amazing underwater parks in the world.
Edmonds Underwater Park
Edmonds Underwater Park (EUP) is a local classic scuba diving site in the northern Seattle (Washington, United States) suburb of Edmonds immediately north of the Edmonds Washington State Ferry terminal. EUP is relatively shallow with a maximum depth of about 45 feet. There is a grid network of anchored ropes that lead to a variety of submerged features.
There are several submerged shipwrecks including the large tugboat Triumph (a 70-foot long tug sank in 199), De Lion Dry Rock (325 feet long and sank in 1935), Alitak (a 94-foot long tug sank on top of the dry dock in 1972), Fossil (sank in 1996), H.R. Jackson, Cinclant, Genius, Cupid, Mesmerized, Seabus, Melinda II, and many others. The site is also famous for very large ling cod, numerous large friendly cabezon, occasional octopus, many surf perch and rockfish, and several grey whales.
Green Lake (Grüner See) is a lake in Styria, Austria. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab mountains and forests. The name “Green Lake” is taken from its emerald green water. The clean and clear water comes from the snowmelt from the mountains and has a temperature of 6-8°C (42.8-46.4°F).
On winter, the lake is only 1–2 m deep and the surrounding area is used as a county park. However, as soon as the temperature starts to rise during the spring, the ice and snow on the mountaintops melt and fills the basin below. The lake reaches its maximum depth of around 12 m from mid-May to June. In July, the water begins to recede.
The lake supports a variety of fauna such as snails, water fleas, small crabs, fly larvae, and different species of trout. The flora is not abundant because of the rocky bottom of the lake. The lake is popular among divers who can observe the green meadows in the edge zone of the lake particularly in June when the water is at its highest. A bridge and a bench can also be found underwater.
Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park
The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park is a collection of ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean ocean off the west coast of Grenada, West Indies and was created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.
The Sculpture park was which began construction in 2006is situated on the sandy ocean floor in the barren Molinere Bay. There are over sixty-five concrete individual sculptures covering an area of over 800 square meters. The sculpture park is easily accessible via boat from the main port of St Georges (2 miles/3 km North of the capital) or Grand Anse Bay on the West coastline. The sculptures are situated in a variety of depths of water with a maximum of 12 meters, and the park is visited daily by scuba divers, snorkelers and glass bottom boats. Recently a local artist on the island has added new works to the sculpture park.
Literature and images courtesy of: Emeral Sea Photography (for Edmonds Underwater Park), Dailymail.co.uk (for Green Lake), and JasondeCairesTaylor (for Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park).