There is a pleasant surprise for divers going down 60′ into Powell River near Saltery Bay in British Columbia. They find the Emerald Princess, a 9′ bronze mermaid statue.
Simon Morris created the 600-pound bronze sculpture and placed it in sixty feet of water in 1989. The locations is aptly named Mermaid Cove, and it is a very popular diving site.
An identical statue named Amphitrite was placed off the coast of Grand Cayman in the year 2000. Both statues are visited by large numbers of divers each year.
Here are photos and information on the Emerald Princess Mermaid page.