This project was created by the British artist Jason deCaires Taylor. It is an ambitious work that is not only aesthetically pleasing and grandiose from the outside, but also invites us to reflect on the inside about how humans use nature’s resources.
His intention was to create a large artificial reef. And he succeeded.
What is the Atlantic Museum and where is it located?
This underwater museum is located on the south coast of the island, in Playa Blanca (Yaiza). It is undoubtedly one of the most important tourist attractions on the island of Lanzarote.
What is so special about this museum?
It is undeniable that the artistic representation of this author is wonderful, as it highlights marine life in such an extraordinary and different way. The unique thing about it is that he has managed to convey the importance of environmental protection and his ecological commitment through an incomparable underwater aesthetic.
How deep is the Atlantic Museum?
The Atlantic Museum of Lanzarote is located in Playa Blanca, in the Bahía de las Coloradas, at a depth of 12 metres below the surface of the water. It also has an extension of 2,500 square metres.
What kind of sculptures are in the Lanzarote Water Museum?
The exhibition consists of 12 groups of sculptures made of pH-neutral concrete. This material was chosen so as not to harm the marine biodiversity in the area.
It has been proven that the species living in these waters use the sculptures as a reef, which has led to an increase in biodiversity. In this area we can find everything from sardines, octopi and sea sponges to barracudas and sharks.
The works exhibited in the crystal clear waters of Lanzarote are called Immoral, Hybrid Garden or Disconnected. They depict the relationship between man and the environment and the island’s inhabitants.
Is the museum suitable for all target groups?
The Atlantic Museum of Lanzarote is suitable for anyone over the age of 10 who has an appropriate diving licence and can dive to a depth of 16 metres.
Opening hours and prices for visiting the Atlantic Museum
The price is €69 plus €12 entrance fee. If you want to dive from a boat, the price can rise to €92 for two dives. The schedule is from 10am to 4pm at the accredited centres.
From the Lanzarote Blog we invite you to visit this unique and wonderful Atlantic Museum, an experience you will not forget!