Turkey’s first fully underwater museum has opened. The Side Underwater Museum, Europe’s first fully submerged hall of sculptures, which opened yesterday in Turkey. Located just outside Manavgat in Side, a Mediterranean seaside town, the museum is dedicated to telling the story of Turkish history and culture. Certified divers will be able to explore 110 pieces of statuary—weighing up to five tons—all designed to be environmentally friendly and to foster coral life.
A one-of-a-kind blend of art, nature, and conservation, The Underwater Museum re-creates an awe-inspiring dive into the dazzling under-ocean sculpture parks of artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Ocean enthusiasts, divers, art lovers, and anyone entranced by the natural world will be instantly engrossed by this pearl of a book. #colossal