Published by Diogo Belo at 08/Dec/2015
The Museum of Underwater Life and Submerged History (in portuguese, Museu da Vida Subaquática e da História Submersa) is located in the museum center of the head office of the Centro Português de Atividades Subaquáticas (CPAS), founded in .
Along the years and through its activity, the center gathered archaeological objects from the bottom of the sea an rivers that gave origin to three collections: Roman Collection, Collection Concheiro Salamanza and Collection Cape Verde. Were also collected from the sea several typical species of marine life such as corals, tropical seashells, the Portuguese coast seashells and well preserved fossils. To the inventory of this collection entered the diving gear that made possible to rescue the submerged items.
In , the CPAS offered its collection to the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa with the noble purpose of creating a museum-space without parallel in Portugal.
Unable to find and concretize a permanent museum, the Centro Português de Atividades Subaquáticas divulges on the internet and at its head office. Despites the setbacks, the CPAS exhibits proudly on its website the motto that drives them to achieve the implementation of a museum:
The impossible missions are the only ones to have success. — Jacques Cousteau
Map and Contacts
|Address||Rua Alto do Duque nº 45, 1400-009 Lisboa, Portugal|
|Telephone||+351 926 547 952 / +351 213 016 961|