The John C. Leone reef was successfully created on Friday 12 miles off the coast of Ponte Vedra Beach Florida. Part of the reef creation process included placing a 1000 plus pound statue of Jesus on the sea floor 70 feet below. Although placing the statue was challenging, the entire deployment process went well and a new marine habitat has been created in memory of John Leone. Watch how the statue was placed in the awesome project recap video below.
Reef and Statue of Jesus Deployment Pictures:
30° 10 148' N
81° 09 634' W
See the Times Union story here for more details about how the entire project came together.
A big thanks to project and TISIRI supporters:
Dell Marine - Donated material and offshore transportation
Blue Line UAV - provided aerial imagery services
Kistel Media - provided video production services
Divetalking - provided video production equipment and cameraman
Rountree Transport & Rigging - provided transportation of statue to shipyard
Toshiba - TISIRI Supporter
Kingston Technologies - TISIRI Supporter
Nassau WebDesign - TISIRI Supporter
Northrop Grumman - TISIRI Supporter