Description of this tour
Do you often have the desire to experience something new in unique places? Learn to scuba dive in a museum! Sounds quite weird isn’t it? But yes, that’s true. For your first time underwater, you will be swimming among shoals of endemic fishes such as “bocinero”, “cherne” or maybe the infamous butterfly stingray; not forgetting the various sculptures and the message behind them: the drama of immigration, the misuse of natural resources but always with a beacon of hope.
The try dive courses don’t require any previous experience and a qualified instructor will assist you from start to finish: without any doubts, you’ll enjoy your dive to the fullest!
The underwater Museum Lanzarote “Museo Atlántico” has been conceived as a place to promote education and preserve and protect the marine and natural environment as an integral part of the system of human values. Jason deCaires Tayor sends us a latent message in his work: the defence of the oceans. This museum project is creating a huge artificial reef made up of a series of pH neutral cement sculptures which, over time, will help the marine biomass flourish and facilitate the reproduction of species on the island. The museum is 12-15 metres deep down pristine waters near the south coast of Lanzarote, in the Bahía de Las Coloradas, a place that was chosen mainly due to the physical characteristics of its sea bottom. It covers a 2,500-square-metre surface that divers and scuba divers have access to. Divers can enjoy the magnificent Atlantic Museum, dive amongst the statues created by artist Jason DeCaires Taylor & visit a nearby reef, Las Coloradas.
The Atlantic Museum is a one-of-a-kind museum in the Canary Islands – and to a greater extent, in the world! Various pH neutral works of art especially designed to boost aquatic life have been dropped off on the bottom of the sea. Since 2016, when the underwater museum was first created in Lanzarote, presence of fishes in the area has risen and the sculptures have become unconventional reefs. Sounds cool right? Well, live it by your own!
The Experience step by step
1.First dive: We will give you a theoretical lesson where the diving basics will be settled down such as security, what to do and not to do, so your first dive can be as smooth as posible. Right after the lesson we are going to put it in practice in Playa Flamingo.
2.Second dive: We will go back to the cristal clear water of Playa Flamingo, where your instructor will carry you 12 metres underwater to practice a few more security exercises and other advanced diving techniques.
3.Break: After the two first dives, we are going to have a break in our diving centre, where you’ll be able to enjoy a snack on our terrace and rest a moment before going back like new for your final dive!
4.Discover Scuba Diving: We are ready to Discover Scuba Diving! We will head to Museo Atlántico, a mind blowing museum in Lanzarote. A wonderful submerged world made of various works of art, home of fishes, reefs and other sea animals. You won’t regret having chosen this spot for your first scuba diving experience!
Included in the price
Little groups: 2 scuba divers – 1 instructor
Minimum age for the activity is 9 years old
Museum entrance + boat
Full scuba diving gear
Special discount in our diving shop
Organic snacks in between the dives
Playground for children in our diving centre
Not included in the price
Our recommendation for this excursion
Hour: from 08:00 to 16:30 everyday
Languages: English, Spanish
Booking notice required: 3 days
Duration: 8h30 Aprox
Ideal for: Friends, Couples, Families
Attention! You need to wait at least 24 hours after completing your dives to travel by plane.
In case of receiving your request for cancellation more than 48 hours in advance regarding the time of collection of the service you wish to cancel, you will be refunded the full amount. If the cancellation occurs less than 48 hours before the scheduled time for the service you wish to cancel, no amount will be refunded.