The underwater Museum Lanzarote “Museo Atlántico”
The underwater Museum Lanzarote ” Museo Atlántico” has been conceived as a place to promote education and preserve and protect the marine and natural environment as an integral part of the system of human values. Jason deCaires Tayor sends us a latent message in his work: the defence of the oceans. This museum project is creating a huge artificial reef made up of a series of pH neutral cement sculptures which, over time, will help the marine biomass flourish and facilitate the reproduction of species on the island.
The museum is 12 metres deep down pristine waters near the south coast of Lanzarote, in the Bahía de Las Coloradas, a place that was chosen mainly due to the physical characteristics of its sea bottom. It covers a 2,500-square-metre surface that divers and scuba divers will have access to. The museum will be a tourist and cultural attraction.
Office hours: 09:15 to 16:45 (Monday to Friday)
Diving hours: Monday to Saturaday from 09:30 to 17:30
Last diving visit:16:30
The `Museo Atlántico´ has safety ship available.
- `Museo Atlántico´ Office: Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00 Tel. 901 200 300
- La Casa Amarilla: C/ León y Castillo, Nº 6, Arrecife, Lanzarote. 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:00, Monday to Friday. Saturdays 10:00 to 14:00.
Adults Diving: 12,00 €
Adults Free diving: 8,00 € (Reservation only with Official diving centers
*An approved diving license until 16 meters is needed
*Rate doesn’t include scuba equipment nor transport (+INFO: 901 200 300)
1 hour maximum in the water. Departures will depend on the official diving center selected. The visit is always guided
The official diving center will provide you the necessary equipment
Diving license required: Approved license to dive until 16 meters deph.
Diving is not recommended in the following cases:
- People with a heart condition, asthma or with a cold
- People with a hangover or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Pregnant women.
* Under age must ask for requirements to the official diving center selected
2% of the profits made by Museo Atlántico shall be destined to protection, dissemination and research projects related to life in the sea of Lanzarote and the Canary Islands. If you wish to become a friend of the Museo Atlántico, and be a part of this cause, you may do so as follows email@example.com. Once you have made your first donation, you shall receive a Museo Atlántico sponsorship card, and you shall be occasionally informed of projects related to donations. For further details regarding the commitment the Museo Atlántico has with sustainability, art, and nature, you may check our rules of sustainability.
Can I make photos or videos in the museum?
Photos and videos are allowed for personal use, but in no case for commercial use. For this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to take material for immersion?
The material can be rented at any of our official centers, so you do not need to carry it.
Where do I have to go the day of the visit?
Once you have made your reservation, you must to be present where your dive center indicates you. You do not need to go through the Atlantic Museum office.
I did the diving course some time ago, but I'm not sure if it's valid
Although there are several diving certification bodies (PADI, SSI, CMAS, ACUC … etc), the course must be internationally approved and enabled to descend to at least 16 meters deep. If you dropped to less meters in your course, it will not be valid.
How many visits are allowed per day?
The museum opens from 10:00 to 16:00 every day of the year and allows one entry every half hour. Up to 15 people are allowed in each entry, with the instructors..
I am a certified diver. Can I go with my partner during beginners' hours?
Yes, without any problem, but keep in mind that you can meet divers with little experience and can slow down your visit, causing even clouds of sand that hinder vision.
Can I visit the museum doing snorkeling?
To really enjoy and guarantee the visit to the museum, it has to be guided by any of our ECO GUIDE DIVERS. There is the possibility to visit the Atlantic Underwater Museum practicing Free Diving, but only suitable for people with experience in this modality.
Is there a boat with a glass bottom to see the Museum?
The Museum is 12 deep, the only way to visit the museum is diving or practicing Free diving
What is the all-inclusive price?
The final price will depend on the selected dive center within the list of official diving centers of the Atlantic Museum. Since the rates for the other items not included in the ticket vary, the only way to obtain a closed price is by contacting these centers. They can give you the final price based on your needs.
What includes the entrance to the Atlantic Museum?
The entrance fee to the museum (€ 8.00 for freediving and € 12.00 for diving) only includes the right to access. To this rate it would be necessary to add the necessary equipment, transport to the point of immersion, guide service and training (if necessary).
Of course you can! You only need to take a course in one of the official diving centers. If you have little time, you can take a basic course that accredits you to dive up to 10 meters deep. The course is held in 1 or 2 mornings, depending on the official diving center and once passed, you can visit the museum from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., time reserved for beginners.
An Underwater Museum
From galleries to an underwater world
Jason deCaires Taylor has created mysterious underwater worlds where art evolves as a consequence of the effects of nature. Greek mythology already used the ocean as a metaphor for the origins of humanity, embryonic waters, where gods such as Zeus and Aphrodite were born. Humans have developed surrounded by two third parts of a relatively unknown surface. In the context of arts, this underwater world has been physically untouchable to date, impossible to experiment with in its true essence. A gravity that is watery and private at once. A connection between humans and nature, present in the work of the artist, with a romantic and apocalyptic touch that questions our future.
Route of The Museo Atlántico
A door to the ocean
You may enjoy watching the sculptures and taking photographs if you wish. Underwater photographs are allowed, as long as the additional copyright fee is accepted, and photographs taken are not used for commercial purposes. If you wish to make commercial use of the photographs taken, you must contact our copyright department. Click to e-mail the copyright deparment
In order to get an Accreditation Certificate as an Eco Diver Guide, you must do the training taught by artist Jason deCaires Taylor. If you are interested, e-mail us at email@example.com
Download the map including the suggested underwater route for this first phase.