Through the invention of virtual reality the travel phenomenon ‘armchair wanderlust’ has come to life.


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VR has become the perfect medium to travel and roam the planet in a more sustainable way and now provides all adventurers with almost endless opportunities to explore every corner of this earth – like swimming in the Atlantic Ocean from the comfort of their own home.

Museo Atlantico, and sculptor & environmentalist, Jason deCaires Taylor collaborated with Spanish Barcelo Hotels in the creation of a new 360° & VR journey through the underwater museum, surrounded by vibrant sea life and 300 life-sized sculptures submerged 15 meters deep into the Atlantic Ocean.

Besides the artificial reef that serves as a crucial environmental protection and preservation area for local marine life, the museum and its artwork also aspire reflection of social and global challenges in our modern society.

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Crossing Rubicon

The Crossing Rubicon shows a group of 35 figures walking towards a large wall with a gate dividing two realities. This flawed barrier, situated within the ocean’s fludity serves no meaningful purpose as it can be easily surpassed in any direction.

Image credits: www.cactlanzarote.com

Life at Museo Atlantico

All 300 life-sized sculptures was created with environmentally friendly materials in order to act as breeding site and attract new species to the museum, with the intent to preserve and protect the surrounding marine environment.

Image credits: www.cactlanzarote.com

The Human Gyre

The largest piece of the Atlantic Museum consists of 200 life-sized sculptures placed to form a big human circle on the ocean floor. The positions of the bodies are serving as a reef inhabitable by the surrounding marine life.

Image credits: www.cactlanzarote.com

Underwater Lanzarote – The 360° Virtual Tour