Museo Atlantico, is the first underwater sculpture museum in Europe and it is based in the Atlantic ocean ,
currently it consists of 500 sculptures, which are crafted by a British artist named Jason deCaires Taylor.
Taylor is well known for creating similar master pieces in Mexico, the Bahamas, and most recently in the Thames river.
A GLIMPSE OF MUSA
Taylor is a British artist, a sculptor and photographer; a diver and a naturalist.
And now he has become the pioneer of a drowned world . Taylor’s past works have always given the world something to be amazed at , the Museo Atlantico is what every one looking forward to as it is intended to spark a conversation. His largest-scale work as off today is the only underwater museum in the world named the Museo Subacuático de Arte (Musa).
Jason deCaires Taylor is sinking fast. Below, 15 meters under the surface of the sea, are the motionless beatifully sculpted human figures which will catch your attention .
MUSA it is located 26ft under the Caribbean in Cancun, Mexico, And consists of The Silent Evolution, which comprises of 500 statues, made from the casts taken from local people in the nearby fishing village of Puerto Morelos. The statues are basically to show how humans interact with the environment around them.
he tried his best to bring to picture both a positive and negative impact. He shows how humans can live with nature and make a workable future between the two. The negative is showing how humans have damaged nature, the coral reefs, and show no sympathy.
Taylor has just submerged these sculptures in Europe’s first underwater museum, Museo Atlantico, in Lanzarote.The museum was thought up by Marine Park Director Jaime Gonzalez Canto .
It took Taylor 18 months, 120 tons of concrete, sand, and gravel. There was 3,8000m of fiberglass, 400kg of silicone, and 120 hours of working underwater to create the worlds first museum.
The artist has crafted the sculptures in a technique were they would become artificial reefs and now these eerie statues are covered with algae and polyps of Coral, the plan worked and Cancun is now home to the biggest artificial reef in the world.
The sculptures are created with pH-neutral marine concrete, that was created with help from the help of some marine park officials and the Cancun Nautical Association
Three galleries have been created so far of which are located two underwater and one is on the land.
MUSA has got a permit to sink 1,200 structures in 10 different areas within the National Marine Park.
And as on date two have been developed, Manchones reef with 477 sculptures and Punta Nizuc with 23 beautiful structures.
Europe’s first underwater museum is opening this month on the 25th and is only Accessible to snorkelers and divers,
It will be a 3 hour tour breaking down which ,visitors get a 45 minute snorkel experience in the museum to see the schools of fish, turtles, rays etc etc.
After that , subjected to timing and weather conditions, the second site of visit will be fully of marine life. El Farito is a famous snorkel area just off the coast of Isla Mujeres where tourists get to enjoy a 20 minute visit and there ends the MUSA experience. so we planned to give you sneak peak to the wonderla before they experience it.