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Bikini Bottom is Real: Museum Visit While Swimming

Travelers Today       By    Marjorie Callanga

Updated: Sep 24, 2016 07:41 PM EDT

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Flipping your fins will really get you too far. This time, legs are not always required if you want to visit a museum. This underwater art gallery Lady Luck, is located 120 feet underwater located off the coast of Pompano Beach and will surely take your breath away, according to FOX News.

The museum shows sunken ships. But the real deal is not just about amusing people. The museum's real goal is to give shelter to underwater living things and serve as an artificial reef. In time, these ships will attract more schools of fishes and other marine life as they change and evolve from an underwater attraction to a habitat.

On July 23, another attraction to the underwater museum was added: The 324-foot New York City environmental tanker built in 1967.

Creating this museum on the ocean floor was not so easy as just letting ships sink to the water, according to Dennis Macdonald, the artist who designed the underwater artworks. He said that his team worked an extended 12 hours a day to complete this underwater attraction.

According to the Shipwreck Park INC, the underwater shipwrech museum is expected to attract 35,000 divers each year. It is also considered as one of the most accessible diving spots in the nation.

This museum is free for all divers, provided that they have their own boat. The museum is as large as a football field, and showcases its artwork collections made out of concrete, steel and recycled ship parts. It is located 120 feet underwater, which means that you need to be a licensed diver to visit the museum.

On the otherhand, Europe also has its first ever underwater museum, Museo Atlantico, which opened ealier this year. The museum has the same purpose as Lady Luck. According to Mashable, the museum features 400 art piecesmade from pH-Neutral marine cement by artist Jason deCaires Taylor and will serve as habitat for marine life.

In 2015, the artist also opened an underwater museum in Cancun, Mexico.

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