After vanishing last summer, an underwater fixture in the Florida Keys is back where it belongs.A statue of Buddha, which was placed near Davis Reef about 10 miles south of Key Largo on Thanksgiving Day 1989, disappeared in July. Without any fanfare, a replacement statue was hoisted onto the same site in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary last fall.The new Buddha rests on a pair of cement blocks in about 20 feet of water. It is customary for divers visiting the statue to rub Buddha's belly for good luck. For more information about diving Davis Reef ans other Tavernier locations, click on the home page below.
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