The first underwater art museum in Europe!
On the 1st March 2016 the Museo Atlantico was opened. This is a new unique dive site to Lanzarote. Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has created an underwater sculpture museum, located off the bay of Los Colorados, Playa Blanca. The art draws attention to issues such as climate change, migration and conservation. The sculptures are made from ph neutral concrete aiming to create an artificial reef to encourage marine life growth.
The Museo Atlantico is being built in several phases. The first phase is complete and has 6 different parts. The Rubicon is a group of human figures who are all walking in the same direction, some have their eyes closed, some are engrossed in their phones. Jason says this work is about climate change and how mankind seems to be heading blindly towards a point of no return. The models used for these sculptures are Lanzarote residents.
What depth are the statues?
The statues are placed between 12-15 metres. The maximum depth for the dive is 15 metres.
What days do you dive the Museo Atlantico?
We tend to dive the Museo Atlantico on Tuesdays' and Fridays'. If you email us with your arrival and departure dates we can let you know which days we are diving it during your trip.
Do I need to pre-book?
Yes, pre-booking is essential. Please send us an email with the dates that you are in Lanzarote and we will let you know what is available.
When will the Museum be complete?
The final phase is due to be completed in January 2017. When it is complete it will comprise 10 different large-scale installations. There will be more than 300 individual sculptures.
Do I need to be a qualified diver?
Yes, the minimum certification level is PADI open water diver or equivalent.