Most underwater art installations by an individual
Jason deCaires Taylor
13 total number
Cyprus (Ayia Napa)

As of August 2022, sculptor and conservationist Jason deCaires Taylor (UK) has completed 13 aquatic art installations around the world (11 marine examples and two in freshwater locations), which collectively comprise hundreds of individual sculptures. His first project, completed in 2006, was a series of 65 sculptures that formed Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park off Grenada in the Caribbean Sea, and his most recent was an underwater forest created for the Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa (MUSAN) in Cyprus which opened on 31 July 2021.

All of Taylor's aquatic artworks are created with the environment front of mind, using eco-friendly materials such as pH-neutral concrete and stainless steel. The conservation idea behind the sculptures is that they will become part of the natural surroundings over time, providing habitat for aquatic plants and animals and crucially a substrate for coral to colonize to encourage new reef formation.

In chronological order, the installations Taylor has completed are:

- 2006: Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park (Grenada, Caribbean Sea) - 65 sculptures (depth: 5 m)

- 2008: Alluvia (Stour River, Canterbury, Kent, UK) - 2 sculptures (depth: 1 m)

- 2009: Inverted Solitude (flooded quarry at National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow, UK) - 1 sculpture (depth: 2 m)

- 2009: Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA) (Cancún, Mexico) - 480 sculptures (depth: between 4-8 m)

- 2011: The Musician (Mushak Cay, Copperfield Bay, Exumas, The Bahamas) - 1 sculpture (depth: 3 m)

- 2014: Ocean Atlas (Nassau, The Bahamas) - 1 sculpture (depth: 5 m)

- 2016: Museo Atlántico (Lanzarote , Canary Islands, Spain) - 303 sculptures (depth: 12 m

- 2017: Nest (Gili Meno, Lombok, Indonesia) - 48 sculptures (depth: 4 m)

- 2018: Nexus (Oslo, Norway) - 12 sculptures (depth: 6 m; installation also includes two floating sculptures)

- 2018: Coralarium (Sirru Fen Fushi, Maldives) - 30 sculptures (depth: 5 m)

- 2020: The Coral Greenhouse (Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia) - 20 sculptures (depth: 12 m)

- 2021: Cannes Underwater Museum (Cannes, France) - 6 sculptures (depth: between 3-4 m)

- 2021: Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa (MUSAN) (Ayia Napa, Cyprus) - 93 sculptures (depth: between 8-10 m)

Taylor has also completed two further tidal installations (one in Norway and one in Australia), but as these sit predominantly out of the water, they are not included as part of this underwater art installation record.