| 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 Museum Atlantico. English born artist Jason
de Carnes Taylor 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