Plans are in the works for Jamaica’s first underwater sculpture park that will create a habitat for marine life and serve as a new tourism attraction in Montego Bay.
The project is being jointly developed by the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust in St. James and Smilozone Waste Management Limited, to further promote awareness about the marine and coastal environment.
Addressing a Jamaica Information Service JIS ‘Think Tank’, on Tuesday, Executive Director of the Marine Park, Hugh Shim, said the underwater attraction will entail a village depicting “Jamaican-type mermaid” sculptures made of glass.
A 500-pound mermaid figure has already been crafted and will be the first sculpture installed.
He has invited individuals and organizations to be part of the initiative which he said is poised to enhance the health of the reef and ecosystem over the ensuing years.