Europe’s first underwater museum is opening in Spanish waters off the island of Lanzarote. The Atlantic Museum will be based on the seafloor, submerged at depths of between 12 and 15 meters.
The content of the museum will be provided by international artist Jason deCaires Taylor, he has done similar underwater sculpture installations in Bahamas, Mexico and the Antilles.
His work portrays scenes from everyday local life and aims to raise awareness of oceanic issues. All his sculptures are made from environmentally friendly material that doesn’t affect the marine ecosystem and instead acts as a breeding site for local species.
Visit Lanzarote in 2017 when the museum is due to open.