| Diver Level:
|| Open Water Diver or above
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Crossing the Rubicon
The Raft of Lampedusa
Lanzarote Dive Centre is proud to be 1 of only a few accredited
dive centers that are authorised to dive Lanzarote's newest diving
attraction, the Museo Atlántico. English born artist Jason deCaires
is the sculptor and creator of Europe's first underwater art museum.
Since its opening in early March 2016 he has been busy working on
the exhibits for Phase 2 which were submerged in late December 2016.
We understand that he is still busy working in his dive shop!
It is an exciting time to see the Museo Atlántico, with the first
and last features submerged a year apart and with phase 2 only just
in place this is a time of huge contrasts in its on-going development.
You will have the chance to enjoy the detail of the new exhibits before
the new residents move in on them and make themselves at home.
The Museo Atlántico first opened in early March 2016 with just 6 different
features including the now famous El Rubicon, Raft of Lampedusa and
the Photographers; more fondly known as "the selfies". They were joined
in late December 2016 by the phase 2 exhibits which include the entrance
gate, the human gyro, a playground and a mirror. Although like other
museums you are not to touch the exhibits, the mirror is the one exception.
Feel free to pick up one of the brushes and help to keep it clean
so you can experience it as its best! Sounds like a perfect photo
opportunity with your dive buddy. Click here to see the official
route map of the Museo Atlántico.
The Museo Atlántico is situated off the south coast of the island
in 12-15mteres of wonderful blue water and only accessible by boat.
In our opinion it is best suited to Open Water divers with a few dives
under their belts, or above. You will be guided around the museum
by your accredited Eco-Dive Guide who will give a full dive brief
which will include how to dive the museum, information on the museum,
the statues you will see and their meaning and significance as per
This is an exciting dive site that will continue to develop and grow
in many ways over time and will be worth visiting again and again.
The Raft of Lampedusa