Thursday, November 30, 2023
Scuba DivingNew Wreck Includes Sculpture Of Giant Kraken

New Wreck Includes Sculpture Of Giant Kraken


The latest artificial reef and wreck in the British Virgin Islands has something extra special on board.

The wreck of the Kodiak Queen features an 80-foot/24-meter sculpture of a Kraken climbing all over the wreck.

The project is the brainchild of Owen Buggy, who located the ship off the island of Tortola. He approached Sir Richard Branson, who agreed to sponsor the project.

The Kodiak Queen was one of the last surviving ships from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.

The wreck now lies in the water of the island of Virgin Gorda, and it is hoped that the transparent sculpture of the Kraken will be a host to variety of transplanted corals. The project is titled the BVI Art Reef.

You can find out more info about the BVI Art Reef here or check out the video of the Kodiak Queen and the Kraken below.

Kodiak Queen Above and Below
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for