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Experience Museo Atlantico in Full 360 Degree Virtual Reality

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To celebrate World Ocean Day, Museo Atlantico has collaborated with the Barceló Hotel Group to launch a 360° virtual reality tour of Europe's only underwater museum.

Opened in 2017, Museo Atlantico was created by British artist and ecologist, Jason deCaires Taylor. Part artistic installation, part tourist attraction and part artificial reef, the Museo Atlantico has drawn over 13,500 visitors to its location in Lanzarote.

Over that time, according to a press release by the museum, the variety of different organisms has increased by 228 per cent, the number of individuals per species by 346 per cent, and the overall biomass by a whopping 4,833 per cent.

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The fully immersive experience and a guide to all the installations and where and when they feature in the tour can be found at Underwater Lanzarote, allowing divers and non-divers alike to explore the underwater museum, which lies in 12m of water. Mobile users can participate using this YouTube link. Viewers without a VR headset can still experience the museum through the video below. Notable highlights include:

0:50 - The Raft of Lampedusa: One of the first installations seen during the tour is a lifeboat filled with 13  people, a reflection of the historical French frigate the Medusa and also the current migrant crisis. Lives lost are being acknowledged, and a tribute is being paid to those who succeeded on their journey and to those who didn’t.

1:05 - Disconnected: Further along on the right is a couple taking a selfie with The Raft of Lampedusa in the background., illustrating modern day society’s insatiable desire to capture and depict everything around us in a world of new technologies.

1:20 - Crossing Rubicon: To the left are 35 human figures walking towards a 4-meter high wall dividing two worlds, bringing to mind the ever-increasing closed-boarder policies around the world.

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