Something that you have never lived before, a Museum under the sea, which tells us about Lanzarote, its people and its traditions, shows us its flora and fauna in a totally different framework. It is a unique work created by Jason de Cayres Taylor, diver, biologist and British artist of recognized international prestige.
The Atlantic Museum is located about 14 meters deep in the clear waters near the south coast of Lanzarote, in the Bay of Las Coloradas, covering an area of 2,500 square meters. The museum project forms a large artificial reef and consists of a series of sculptures made of neutral pH concrete that, over time, will serve to increase marine biomass and facilitate the reproduction of island species.
Level of difficulty
± 20 meters
Art, which always plays with fantastic contradictions, moves the desert fauna to the bottom of the sea and immerses a few locals who will remain underwater for the next 150 years. In his function of social criticism, it tells us of self-centeredness or cult of self-image, of excess technology to the detriment of human ties, of the drama of refugees or of lost traditions.
Specifically, it is made up of a series of life-size sculptures located in different scenarios; The central part consists of a botanical garden that shows the rich variety of the flora of the Island of Lanzarote.
Los Jolateros: A group of children in their boats made out of brass that refers to a tradition of Lanzarote.
Immortal: Molded from a local fisherman from the island of La Graciosa, on the north coast of Lanzarote, the sculpture consists of a series of concrete sticks that represent a traditional funeral pyre.
Lampedusa Raft: A boat with immigrants. Reflection on the humanitarian crisis based on Gericáult’s painting.
Offline: A couple taking a “selfie” with their faces cut.
Crossing the Rubicon: Grouping of 35 human figures of people living on the island. They walk towards a wall and a door under the sea, which represents a boundary between two realities and a portal to the Atlantic Ocean.
Hybrid garden: Fuse nature and humanity living together in harmony while referencing the rich vegetation of Lanzarote.
Portal: The portal represents a young hybrid girl looking towards a large quadrangular mirror that reflects the surface of the ocean in motion.
Deregulated: It consists of a playground where businessmen play. A swing and two rockers try to show the indifference and arrogance of the corporate world towards the natural world.
Tubular hybrids: These sculptures are half human, half cactus.
The Photographers: Two figures of identical photographers taking a picture.
Human turn: Set of around 200 figurative works in real size that create a great circular formation.
Puerto del Carmen area: from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Playa Blanca or Mala area: 8:00 am to 13:30
Graciosa Marine Reserve: full day from 7:15 am (end depending on season)
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
All our diving packages include:
- Tanks and weights
- Qualified guide
- Rented material includes: wetsuit, boots, fins, regulator, mask and thermal clothing.
- Transfer to dive sites.
These are the possible extra services you can add to your package:
- Computer: 5€/day
- Torch: 5€/day
- Night dive: 10€
- Boat trip Puerto del Carmen: 8€
- Boat trip Playa Blanca: 13€
- Nitrox : 5€/tank 12L o 6€/tank 15L
- Entrance and boat trip to Atlántico Museum: 29€
- Atlántico Museum+ second dive: 39€ (entrance and two boat trips)
- Extra La Graciosa without transfer: 45€ (ferry round trip tickets and marine reserve access fees)
- Extra La Graciosa with transfer: 55€ (ferry round trip tickets, 35′ drive to the harbour and marine reserve access fees)
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