Very fascinating! In the video below, you see something rather extraordinary: a giant-sized statue of what appears to be Our Lady of Fatima being explored by scuba divers deep under the ocean.
That poses the questions; how did it get there? And why?
It’s a pretty clever reason. The Filipino province Bohol had a problem: fishers were utilizing dynamite in the water to assist them in fishing. At the same time, they were also destroying the reef. Since the Philippines is a very Catholic country, the government placed this oversized statue of Our Lady in that area underwater, hoping that fishermen wouldn’t explode dynamite there, knowing they could accidentally damage the statue.
And it worked! The anglers follow the rules now.
Further, the statue has since become a sightseer destination for scuba divers seeking to pay their respects or enjoy the unique sight of an enormous figure underwater.
“[Divers] can pray underwater to have a moment of deeper reflection than those normally experienced, and be thankful [to God] for safely guiding [them] through all their diving adventures,” reads a statement from a local government office.
Here’s the video of the Giant Statue of Our Lady of Fatima Get Deep in the Ocean:
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