Museo Atlántico Lanzarote

Playa Blanca has a unique new dive site: the Museo Atlántico. Here divers can visit the only underwater museum in Europe. Artist Jason deCaires Taylor is world renowned for his underwater creations.

Sculptures of the Museo Atlántico

The Museo Atlántico – designed to generate an artificial reef on a large scale – is now complete and consists of 10 different groups of sculptures. There is the Rubicon, a group of 35 human figures walking towards a wall. The models used for these sculptures are residents of Lanzarote. You can also see the famous Raft of Lampedusa, a reference to the current refugee crisis. Another component is a group of children in little brass boats, called Los Jolateros. Also, there are several hybrid sculptures (half human, half cactus) depicting the merging of nature and humanity, existing together in perfect harmony. The sculptures of a couple taking a selfie and some photographers refer to the use of technology in modern society. Deregulated is a playground in which businessmen in suits play on a swing and a seesaw. The last piece is a human gyre which consists of 200 life-size sculptures placed in a never ending circle.

The collection of statues is situated in a sheltered area near Coloradas, Playa Blanca at a depth of 12 to 15 metres. A visit to the Museo Atlántico is a magical experience which will hopefully lead to a better understanding of the need to value and protect our marine environment.

Dive Museo Atlantico by night

Every Thursday we dive Museo Atlantico at night.
Join us on this unique experience.

For divers and snorkelers

Almost every day Dive College Lanzarote takes divers with our boats to the underwater museum. Also, snorkelers get a chance to visit the Museo Atlántico Lanzarote on a special snorkelling trip. From the surface, however, you will only see the shapes of the statues, no details.

For non-divers

For people who do not have a dive license, we have a special program to visit the Museo Atlántico. This program consists of one try dive, a pool session to learn a few dive skills and a boat dive to Museo Atlántico. For the first dive, we explain the theory and you will do a dive from the shore together with an instructor. After the pool session, you will dive the Museo together with a private guide at a ratio of 2:1.

  • Almost daily dive trips to Museo Atlántico

  • All our dives are guided by certified guides, also trained as Eco-guides for the museum

  • Flexible planning, 2 boats available

  • Free transport service to and from your hotel in Playa Blanca

  • Museum briefing in your own language

  • Possibility to do a refresher dive before your dive to Museo Atlántico

Map of the underwater museum

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Went to the Museo Atlàntico today and have to say it was a fantastic experience, I found the school to be so professional, we had a great briefing before hand on the story behind the sculptures which was very interesting. Very experienced guides, felt in safe hands from the second I arrived, I didn’t get the guides names but they were truly expert and I would highly recommend a dive here. If I hadn’t done my courses already I would definitely do them here! Also there are afternoon dives too which is really great

Susan Smythsl, TripAdvisor