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Museo Atlantico

The ONLY dive centre with a dedicated schedule - visiting the Underwater Museum when YOU want.


In March 2016 we were the first diving centre to take customers to the newly opened Museo Atlantico – a must see part of any certified diver’s trip to Lanzarote. Since the opening of the Museo Atlantico , we have ensured that our guests can make trips to the site on a daily basis, with visits scheduled each morning or afternoon, alternating each day – a continuation of the great service our guests have come to expect at Rubicon Diving.

Museo Atlantico

 

Internationally renowned artist Jason deCaires Taylor chose Playa Blanca as the backdrop for his most recent installation – Museo Atlantico – the only underwater sculpture museum in Europe. His vision to eventually submerge up to 300 individual sculptures in several huge installations has provided us with a unique environment – and a hauntingly beautiful dive site right on our doorstep. The site is already becoming colonised with local Fauna and Flora and huge Eel Gardens provide a gently swaying backdrop to the subjects of the museum.



  • Museo Atlantico Lanzarote
  • Museo Atlantico Lanzarote
  • Museo Atlantico Lanzarote
  • Museo Atlantico Lanzarote
  • Museo Atlantico Lanzarote
  • Museo Atlantico Lanzarote
Already installed, there are six main exhibits, with many of the subjects being residents of our beautiful island. Drift effortlessly from ‘Los Jolateros’ – a typically Canarian race depicting children paddling handmade boats fashioned from steel drums, on to the ‘Raft of Lampedusa’ with a faceless couple pausing for a an anonymous ‘Selfie’ using the raft as a background to their own self absorption. A few fin-kicks away, we reach the ‘Rubicon’ walk – with scores of individuals striding towards an uncertain future. Finally, we pass to the Botanical Gardens – housing examples of local plant and tree life – twisted beyond recognition with hybrids mixing plant and human. Toward the exit of the museum – budding underwater photographers find themselves facing identical characters brandishing Nikon cameras as we become the models for a ‘Photo Opportunity’.


Already, some of the exhibits have been the subject of iconic underwater photographs which are taking the internet by storm.

The Museo Atlantico installations are formed from materials which are harmless to the marine environment and the museum is designed be in a constant state of flux – changing as the sea dictates, making every visit a unique experience.



Museo Atlantico by Natasha Maksymenko from rubicon diving on Vimeo.