Tour of the Underwater Atlantic Museum in Lanzarote

Tour of the Underwater Atlantic Museum in Lanzarote

40 minutes by car from the cruise liner in Puerto Naos, Arrecife, in the south of the island of Lanzarote, in Las Coloradas Bay, we find the Atlantic Museum – the first underwater museum in Europe. The museum will be formed by hundreds of sculptures (once they are finished) created by the artist Jason deCaires Taylor, who used the island's inhabitants as his models. Submerged at a depth of 12 metres and made from non-contaminant materials, many of these works of art are already on the Lanzarote ocean bed and the aim is to contribute to preservation, conservation and education regarding the marine environment and nature.

 

Organised dives with a guide

In addition to its artistic nature and being of tourist interest, the museum has been designed to create an artificial reef to encourage marine life to settle and grow in this area. To visit it, whether with the aid of diving equipment or using snorkelling techniques (with only fins, goggles and a tube), you have to take an organised dive which provides a boat to take interested parties to the area where the sculptures are, in addition to a specialist guide and the necessary equipment.