Sunday, July 21, 2024

New Underwater Museum of Art Deployment Planned for July 13


The folks at the Underwater Museum of Art off the coast of Florida will be attempting to livestream their fifth deployment later this week.

Weather and wifi permitting, you’ll be able to watch all of the action live on the UMA website as new sculptures are delivered to their new home on the morning of Thursday, July 13th.

This year’s additions include Quantum Reef by Chris Chubb (Tallahassee, Florida), Space Nest by Frank Henderson (Evanston, Illinois), Welcome Home by Zachery Long (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Cetacean Remains by Pat Mclain (Stone Mountain, Georgia), One Tree by Ann Moeller Steverson (Huntsville, Alabama) and Opus by Allison Wickey (Santa Rosa Beach, Florida).

The 2023 artworks will join the 34 sculptures previously deployed on a one-acre (.4-hectare) permit patch of seabed off Grayton Beach State Park, further expanding the USA’s first permanent underwater museum to 40 art works.

Follow @UMAFlorida on social media for all deployment timing updates. Weather and wifi permitting, the livestream will be available for viewing at

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.