Come diving with us and explore the amazing sculptures created by artist Jason deCaires Taylor at the Museo Atlantico. Europe’s first underwater museum! Lanzarote’s newest and most unique dive site in Playa Blanca – a must dive for all divers!
The Museo Atlantico is an underwater museum in Lanzarote that was created by Jason, aiming to create a strong visual dialogue between art and nature. Throughout the design process conservation was at the front of his mind. For this reason he wanted to create an artificial reef on a large scale. Since the first sculptures were installed in March 2016 the marine life has increased in diversity by over 200%! The underwater museum in Lanzarote is now home to large shoals of barracuda, sardines and axillary seabream. Now there are regular sightings of angel sharks, rays and triggerfish. Along with octopus and moray eels which can be found living inside the sculptures.
Museo Atlantico Awards
Why dive the underwater museum with Manta Diving? We win awards, voted for by our diver's experience at the museum!
The centre of culture, art and tourism of Lanzarote awarded Manta Diving with the best operator and ECO dive guide for the Museo Atlantico. Not only did Manta win the best dive centre for Summer 2017 but also every time it has been awarded since! 5 out of 5!
All of our dive guides are official ECO guides with an extensive knowledge of the underwater museum in Lanzarote. During your dive briefing your guide will explain to you the meaning behind the sculptures also how they were created. Ensuring that you get the best visit possible to the underwater museum in Lanzarote! Jason deCaires Taylor set out to create the Museo Atlantico as an artificial reef to help protect Playa Chica, our house reef in Puerto Del Carmen. As well as to raise awareness of conservation, awareness to the current world issues.
Diving Schedule - For Certified Divers
Available Wednesday and Friday afternoons
On Wednesdays and Fridays we offer 2 tank excursions to dive the underwater museum in Lanzarote. Starting at 8:00 finishing around 14:00. After preparing the equipment at the dive centre, we will then drive to Playa Blanca. From Marina Rubicon we will go out on the rib for 2 dives. The first dive is at Las Coloradas, famous for it’s Club Tipped Anemones and chimney swim-through. Then it is time to dive the underwater museum! Once everyone is ready we will jump in and dive the underwater museum. The dive time is usually between 30-45 minutes, allowing you plenty of time to take in the 300 sculptures and take photos.
Book your dives online now! Click the link below and choose how many dives you would like to do, plus the 2 tank boat dives in Playa Blanca.
Diving Schedule - for divers without a certification
Visit the Underwater Museum in Lanzarote without a PADI licence!
Available on Thursday and Friday afternoons
Don’t have a diving certification but you fancy experiencing Lanzarote’s underwater museum? We have a training package available designed to introduce you to scuba diving and get you comfortable underwater. Uniquely designed so that you can enjoy your experience at the underwater museum!
Over 2 afternoons you will complete 3 dives. Starting with the PADI Discover Scuba Dive to 6 metres, then a follow up dive to 12 metres and the following afternoon a dive to the underwater museum. During this dive you will spend around 30 minutes at the underwater museum discovering the different sculptures. Starting at 13:00 finishing around 17:00. The price starts from 179€ per person and includes the 3 dives, (2 training dives from Playa Chica and 1 dive at the underwater museum in Lanzarote), all transportation and boat fees! Not only that we will take photos of you during your dive to the underwater museum!
Book your dives online now, click the link below and choose the 3 dives options. Pay a 15€ deposit to secure your place and then pay the balance on the day.