Museo Atlántico was conceived as a place for the preservation, conservation and education of the marine and nature environment integral part of the system of human values.
This is a latent message in the work of Jason deCaires Taylor and a call to the defense of the oceans that the artist projects in all his work.
The museum project is creating a huge artificial reef which consists of a set of sculptural installations made of concrete neutral pH, over time, with the purpose to increase marine biomass and facilitate the reproduction of the species on the island.
The museum is located about 12 meters deep in the clear waters off the south coast of Lanzarote, in the bay of Las Coloradas, an enclave chosen primarily by the physical characteristics of the ocean floor, covering an area of 2,500 square meters will be accessible for snorkelers and divers, and will constitute tourist and cultural focus of attention..
Jason DeCaires Taylor creates mysterious underwater world where art evolves as a result of the effects of nature. Already in Greek mythology, the ocean was conceptualized as a metaphor for the origins of humanity, as the embryonic water, where would have been born gods like Zeus and Aphrodite.
Human civilization has developed surrounded by two-thirds of a relatively unknown area. In the context of the arts, this underwater world has so far been physically untouchable, impossible to experience in its true nature.
The dialogue between humanity and nature implicit in his work evokes a romantic and apocalyptic sense that will build our future.
If you are a Certified Diver you can come with us to the Museum either in the morning or in the afternoon (every day except Sundays).
Morning Dives 08:00 (2 Dives)
Afternoon Dive 13:30 (1 Dive)
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If this is your first time scuba diving or you are not a certified diver you will also be able to come and visit the Museum with us. What you will do is a Try Scuba with 3 dives – we will start at 8:00 and finish around 17:00.
Your safety is our main priority. The statues of the Museum are at 12-15m depth and the dive is from a boat so to ensure your comfort and safety we will start with a couple of beach dives to warm up before you go to the Museum. You will also have an Instructor dedicated to a group of not more than 2 students so you can enjoy the experience.