Cypriot freediver Angelos Savvas swims through the MUSAM underwater sculpture park, billed as the world’s first underwater forest, consisting of a collection of 130 submarine figurative sculptures dispersed amongst a series of sculpted organic trees and subterranean plants, in the Ayia Napa resort town on the southeastern coast of Cyprus, on September 18, 2021.

The park, created by world-famous reef artist Jason deCaires Taylor, using pH neutral cement that facilitates coral growth, rests across more than 167 metres (550 feet) of sand at a depth of up to 10 metres (33 feet) off the coast of Cyprus and is "symbol to enhance the story of Ayia Napa’s newly created Marine Protected Zone, whilst acknowledging the deforestation practices of the past," according to the museum's website.

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