Here’s a trip to a museum you will never forget.
Europe’s first underwater sculpture museum lies off the coast of Bahia de Las Coloradas and is giving visitors quite the splash. The Lanzarote attraction under the sea took three years to complete and features 12 installations by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, and will be a long-living piece of culture under the sea. Created with pH neutral materials, the sculptures are expected to last for hundreds of years.
Aiming to raise awareness of environmental conservation and marine ecological issues in thrilling form, visitors/divers are submerged 12 metres down on the sea bed to tour the collection of figures. Just like at any other museum, except for the wet suit.
The sculptures represented range in themes from the aboriginal people of the Canary Islands to the refugee crisis in the last years. All together there are over 200 human characters – from a couple taking a selfie to children children playing.
Jason deCaires TaylorAlongside eerie figures, divers can also walk (float/swim?) along a botanical garden under the sea featuring several flower sculptures. It’ll be roses like you’ve never seen them before.
Jason deCaires Taylor
Entry for diving adults is at €12 per person, and at €8 for snorkelling adults, with all necessary equipment provided.