At first glance it could be part of a lost underwater city.
But this Volkswagen Beetle began its life always destined for a watery home.
The iconic motor, which features a woman curled up on the windscreen, is actually made from concrete with holes in the windows to allow in fishes and sea creatures.
The specially-designed VW classic even has compartments inside so lobsters can make the vehicle their home.
Jason deCaires-Taylor, 36, from Canterbury, Kent, created the car to form part of a stunning display at the Underwater Museum near Cancun, Mexico.
His most recent VW installation was lowered 26ft below the waters of the Manchones Reef, off the Isla Mujeres.
Engineers attached huge barrels to car so that it would float gently to the sea bed while a team of divers fixed it into place.
The Beetle forms part of the quirky underwater museum alongside sculptures of hundreds of people, buildings and even modern furniture which have been made by the artist.
Mr deCaires-Taylor said: 'A life-size eight ton cement replica of the classic Volkswagen beetle is the latest addition.
'The sculpture is designed specifically to house marine life whilst exploring the significant impact humans have had on our planet's ecosystems and the subsequent affects to future generations.
'The VW beetle or 'votcho' as it is known in Mexico is an iconic symbol and the classic shape was still in production until March 2003.
'It's rounded aerodynamic shape makes it perfectly suited to maintain stability underwater from strong currents and tropical storms.'