Underwater Museum – Museo Atlantico
Officially opened in 2017 the Museo Atlantico is now Lanzarote’s most popular dive site.
The Museo Atlantico was designed by British artist Jason deCaries Taylor and is the first underwater sculpture park in Europe. The Museo consists of over 300 individually designed sculptures and covers a total area of more than 2,500 square metres. The sculptures are arranged in six groups each focusing on a different theme including climate change, the refugee crisis and the merging of humanity and nature.
The sculptures were made using pH neutral concrete which means that they have no negative impact upon the local flora and fauna. Over time, the sculptures change colour and become covered with coral and biological growth, creating an artificial reef that is continually evolving. The first sculptures submerged in 2016 have already seen an increase of over 200% in marine life and are frequented by, among others, Angel sharks, schools of Barracuda and Bream, octopus and butterfly rays.
The Museo is located at a depth of between 12 and 15 metres just off the coast of Playa Blanca. These depths mean that the site can be enjoyed by divers, snorkelers and freedivers alike and Rubicon Diving caters for all of these. We have regular visits to the Museo Atlantico both mornings and afternoons. Reserve your place now for your visit to this unique dive site.
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