Visit the underwater sculptures of Ayia Napa
Since August 1st, 2021, the only underwater museum in the east of the Mediterranean invites you to dive. A thoughtful sculpture park was designed and sunk by Jason deCaires Taylor. With his socially critical works, the artist conveys messages about the protection of the marine ecosystem. The animal population in the Mediterranean has been endangered for years. With his exhibition, deCaires Taylor wants to present the sea again as a place of gentle coexistence.
In recent months we have seen the underwater world welcoming the museum. Algae have grown on the artificial trees and kelp sculptures and small schools of fish have taken residence. Crayfish and cuttlefish are also more and more common. We are curious to see how the underwater museum will present itself after the winter break.
The sculptures were installed at a depth of 8 - 10 meters and are therefore also suitable for beginners, but a diving license is required for the protection of the museum. However, the museum can also be explored while snorkeling or freediving.
We reach the museum from the old port of Ayia Napa by boat and the dive lasts about 45 minutes.