DIVE THE UNDERWATER MUSEUM IN LANZAROTE
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 Diving Schedule - For Certified Divers
Available Thursday afternoons (13:30-17:00)
Minimum certification: Scuba Diver
We meet at the dive centre at 13:30. After preparing the equipment at the dive centre, we will then drive to Playa Blanca, where we will kit up and jump on the rib. It takes around 10 minutes to arrive. During the journey your guide will give you a briefing explaining to you about the sculptures. Once we arrive we will roll back and go for a guided tour of the underwater museum. We will spend around 30-45 minutes exploring the 300 sculptures, allowing you plenty of time to take photos! We will then return to the harbour and be finished at the dive centre around 17:00.
Book your dive online now! Click the link below and choose how many dives you would like to do, plus add on the underwater museum.
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.