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Discover a unique paradise for divers & families to celebrate life by and below the sea!
















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A truly new and amazing way to enjoy 10,000 m2 of underwater paradise
















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Nature regeneration & protection using state of the art techniques in underwater gardening
















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Beautiful and fascinating landscapes for all diving levels
















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Caves and tunnels designed to provide unforgettable and safe diving experiences
















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A powerful tourism destination providing new creative architecture experiences
















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Unique night diving in an exciting underwater world
















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Eco-living accomodations respectful with the environment while offering maximum beauty and comfort
















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A relaxed atmosphere, fun and health at the beach club
















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Wellness activities & yoga to relax body and mind












 

 

About Underwater Gardens

” A paradise for divers & families to celebrate life by and below the sea! “

 

Underwater Gardens

is a brand of high quality beach clubs and extraordinary diving experiences, offering a safe yet exciting diving environment for new
divers as well as for beginners or non-diving families and friends.

 

We are gardeners of the seabed,

creating new and inspiring underwater landscapes that offer a new generation of dive experiences which are architecturally designed to deliver an exceptional space for diving, allowing for all levels and ages.
A truly new and amazing way to enjoy the beauty of the underwater world in over 10,000 square meters!

 

Under the water,

an ecologically-designed and original landscape offering a myriad of options will thrill all divers with safe varied dives for inexperienced divers and sheer walls, exciting caves and tunnels, plus magical night dives to challenge even the most experienced diver.

 

On land,

in the welcoming relaxed club atmosphere, non-divers (and divers) can unwind by the pool or on the beach, snorkel, paddleboard, enjoy interactive viewing of the underwater world, challenging their knowledge about the Ocean at the Experience Centre, or swim from floating observation decks, as well as enjoying many additional facilities.
DIVERS & FAMILY FUN PARADISE.  INNOVATIVE TOURISM DESTINATION.  MARINE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION.  EDUTAINMENT & AWARENESS.

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A new breed of sustainable tourism offering a cutting edge concept to the world

“Underwater Gardens are born to change a paradigm, demonstrating that nature conservation, human leisure and business profit are fully compatible. “

Underwater Gardens is a brand of high quality beach clubs and extraordinary diving experiences, offering a safe yet exciting diving environment for experienced divers as well as for beginners or non-diving family members and friends.

We are gardeners of the seabed, creating new and inspiring underwater landscapes that offer a new generation of dive experiences which are architecturally designed to deliver an exceptional space for diving, allowing for all levels and ages.

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10,000 m2 of under water paradise

“Architecturally designed by creative eco-sensitive divers
to provide an unforgettable diving experience.”

 

Underwater Gardens is a new generation of diving experiences architecturally
designed to  offer diving in exceptional landscapes and environments.

Diving in fascinating and evolving landscapes which offer a myriad of routes will thrill divers of all categories. With safe, varied dives for inexperienced divers, sheer walls, exciting caves and tunnels, and magical night dives to be enjoyed by even the most experienced diver.

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An innovative & powerful coastal tourist attraction

“Unique tourism eco-destination for
divers and their families.”

On land, in the welcoming relaxed club atmosphere, non-divers (and divers) can unwind by the pool or on the beach, snorkel, paddleboard, enjoy interactive viewing of the underwater world, challenging their knowledge about the ocean at the Experience Centre, or swim from floating observation decks, as well as enjoying many additional facilities.

Unique night diving in an Underwater Garden in the world
Diving in an Underwater Garden that unites architecture and nature
Safe cave diving
Diving for all levels & custom made landscapes
Nature regeneration
Family fun
Edutainment & Research
Awareness

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What makes Underwater Gardens different ?

“The virtuous circle of the 4E´s.”

 

Underwater Gardens responds to the evolution of new tourism 2.0
trends with four levers that make UG a distintive and unique model.

Our project offers the coastal tourism areas an integrated value
proposition with a unique focus, creating a virtuous circle around:
Ecology, Economy, Education & Entertainment.

05
A novel Blue Growth business option

“Underwater Gardens will represent an innovation in this sector.”

 

Both our strategic horizon and the development of the economic and social models considered in Underwater Gardens’ business solution are based on the rules marked by Blue economy and the European Union
Blue Growth strategy and policies.

Underwater Gardens will represent an innovation in this sector in terms of economic, social and ecological sustainability, based on the regeneration and protection of marine ecosystems, the stimulation of sustainable economic growth and job creation.

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A pioneering model contributing to sustainable economic development

“An Underwater Garden acts as a hub, gathering and enhancing marine knowledge through an innovative and sustainable use of the seabed.”

 

Combining the protection and regeneration of a marine ecosystem
with a sustainable and eco-sensitive economic development.

With a pioneering proposal, an Underwater Garden park contributes to educational, cultural and leisure goals creating a hub that gathers and transmits knowledge for a new seabed sustainable use.

 

Responsible tourism

“Underwater Gardens, a new breed of tourism”

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A tourism model that enhances locals’ quality of life.

Underwater Gardens is a tourism opportunity for people wishing to enjoy environments ruled by ecological, sustainable and responsible values.

UG offers unforgettable diving experiences for individuals, couples, families and groups, whether they are non-divers, inexperienced divers, or advanced divers, enabling greater awareness of the wonders of diving.

Tuning in with new trends & opportunities

Promoting respect

for natural heritage and local culture.

Generating positive

socio-economic revenues for local communities.

Creating opportunities

to conserve biological diversity and to create positive impacts on site.

Providing exciting

experiences linked to nature discovery.

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Divers and snorkelers are the main target audience of Underwater Gardens attracted by the uniqueness of the experience.

Diving tourism is a niche of the tourism industry, attracting millions of divers each year to many of the world’s leading dive destinations and is a consumer group with high growth perspectives.

Diving is an activity which induces its participants to travel to the best dive sites and this public is always looking for new attractive destinations.

Tuning in with new trends & opportunities

The main target audience

of Underwater Gardens are divers and snorkelers.

The annual growth rate

of certified divers worldwide is 5%.

A significant percentage

of divers makes an annual trip and looks for new destinations.

In the last decade,

the number of divers is increasing in the most advanced countries.

 

The UG technology

“Underwater Gardens novel tech solutions”



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Unique software-aided design protocols

The most advanced technological solution for underwater landscape design using a biomimetic approach.

Underwater Gardens software-aided design protocol is the result of several years of R&D work on an exhaustive analysis process, concept drawing and technological development, built by a multi-disciplinary cross-team of specialists and experts.



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Customized design for each local area

Our specific site analysis includes geographical, biological, climatologic, economic and infrastructural big data and generates a database to be processed through our unique software-aided design protocol.

By doing so, Underwater Gardens software allows the creation of a unique modular design for each geometric piece of the structure, customizing each park and ensuring adaptability to the needs and characteristics of each territory and client.



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Unique software-aided design protocols

The most advanced technological solution for underwater landscape design using a biomimetic approach.

Underwater Gardens software-aided design protocol is the result of several years of R&D work on an exhaustive analysis process, concept drawing and technological development, built by a multi-disciplinary cross-team of specialists and experts.



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Customized design for each local area

Our specific site analysis includes geographical, biological, climatologic, economic and infrastructural big data and generates a database to be processed through our unique software-aided design protocol.

By doing so, Underwater Gardens software allows the creation of a unique modular design for each geometric piece of the structure, customizing each park and ensuring adaptability to the needs and characteristics of each territory and client.

 

The sea, our inspiration

“All that lives was created by the sea”



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What inspires us?

Nature, and especially the seabed and marine ecosystems, are the sources of our inspiration.

At Underwater Gardens, we are highly conscious that seabeds around the world are rapidly deteriorating.

The current exploitation of seabeds – including coral reefs – is causing the loss of one of the richest natural biological environments on earth, creating enormous marine deserts in places where fauna and flora were formerly abundant.

Today 60% of the world´s

major marine ecosystems that underpin habitats have been degraded or are being used unsustainably. Less than 4% of the ocean is protected in some way.


Among seabeds, coral reefs are crucial biodiversity hotspots

Some tropical coral reefs can host up to 1.000 species per m2. Current exploitation of coral reefs is causing the loss of some of the richest natural biological ecosystems on Earth, creating large marine deserts where flora and fauna were formerly abundant.


24% of the world´s coral reefs

are under imminent risk of collapse because of human pressure. A further 26% are under a longer-term collapse threat.



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Why Underwater Gardens is necessary?

Today the planet faces a global biodiversity crisis and we have an urgent need for sustainable regeneration solutions for coastal areas.

Healthy marine ecosystems are more productive and they are crucial to maintain sustainable economies based on the ocean.

Underwater Gardens are necessary as vehicles to support a change of paradigm, demonstrating that nature conservation, human leisure and business benefit are fully compatible.

UG works by:

Rising awareness about the need to move towards sustainable societies that care for biodiversity

Being an integrating actor that creating beautiful and harmonic spaces where people and nature can live in balance through a biomimetic approach.

Creating local socio-economic benefits.

Regenerating certain marine flora and fauna populations.

Supporting the management of marine protected areas nearby.



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Underwater Gardens positive impacts & benefits

Ecological & environmental


Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity by creating protected sites to regenerate marine life and research recovering species .
Infrastructural support for local sustainable fisheries.
Additional benefits for environmental water quality come from certain species acting as pollution filters.
Support to marine protected areas through management in appropriate zones, acting as physical barriers, alternative diving sites, complementary habitats for specific species, etc.
Potential role in coastal defense and support to local climate change adaptation.

Economic & business


Economic benefits will be brought to the community at both local and regional levels, such as the creation of direct and indirect jobs, or the stimulation of other business activities along with the increase of tourism flow.
One Garden can attract around 80.000 divers per year, guaranteeing sustainable demand on direct and supporting services in the region and consequently contributing to regional economic growth.
Fisheries can be directly enhanced by the biomass increase of commercial species.

Education, culture & knowledge


Underwater Gardens’ Experience Centers gather and distribute knowledge about natural, technological, cultural and traditional assets, with especial emphasis on the young. It provides an experiential environment for schools and universities to spread knowledge about the ocean.
Environmental activities, universities and research centers will be given access to a monitored marine ecosystem at the UG Research Center that will make a significant contribution to marine science field, revealing knowledge by providing constant data collection.
Experts from universities and research centres will be involved in monitoring and following up of the ecological processes taking place in the new artificial reefs. They will provide advice for best practice and create a body of knowledge to be shared for the evolution and establishment of new marine habitats.



01
What inspires us?

Nature, and especially the seabed and marine ecosystems, are the sources of our inspiration.

At Underwater Gardens, we are highly conscious that seabeds around the world are rapidly deteriorating.

The current exploitation of seabeds – including coral reefs – is causing the loss of one of the richest natural biological environments on earth, creating enormous marine deserts in places where fauna and flora were formerly abundant.

Today 60% of the world´s

major marine ecosystems that underpin habitats have been degraded or are being used unsustainably. Less than 4% of the ocean is protected in some way.


Among seabeds, coral reefs are crucial biodiversity hotspots

Some tropical coral reefs can host up to 1.000 species per m2. Current exploitation of coral reefs is causing the loss of some of the richest natural biological ecosystems on Earth, creating large marine deserts where flora and fauna were formerly abundant.


24% of the world´s coral reefs

are under imminent risk of collapse because of human pressure. A further 26% are under a longer-term collapse threat.



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Why Underwater Gardens is necessary?

Today the planet faces a global biodiversity crisis and we have an urgent need for sustainable regeneration solutions for coastal areas.

Healthy marine ecosystems are more productive and they are crucial to maintain sustainable economies based on the ocean.

Underwater Gardens are necessary as vehicles to support a change of paradigm, demonstrating that nature conservation, human leisure and business benefit are fully compatible.

UG works by:

Rising awareness about the need to move towards sustainable societies that care for biodiversity

Being an integrating actor that creating beautiful and harmonic spaces where people and nature can live in balance through a biomimetic approach.

Creating local socio-economic benefits.

Regenerating certain marine flora and fauna populations.

Supporting the management of marine protected areas nearby.



03
Underwater Gardens positive impacts & benefits

Ecological & environmental


Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity by creating protected sites to regenerate marine life and research recovering species .
Infrastructural support for local sustainable fisheries.
Additional benefits for environmental water quality come from certain species acting as pollution filters.
Support to marine protected areas through management in appropriate zones, acting as physical barriers, alternative diving sites, complementary habitats for specific species, etc.
Potential role in coastal defense and support to local climate change adaptation.

Economic & business


Economic benefits will be brought to the community at both local and regional levels, such as the creation of direct and indirect jobs, or the stimulation of other business activities along with the increase of tourism flow.
One Garden can attract around 80.000 divers per year, guaranteeing sustainable demand on direct and supporting services in the region and consequently contributing to regional economic growth.
Fisheries can be directly enhanced by the biomass increase of commercial species.

Education, culture & knowledge


Underwater Gardens’ Experience Centers gather and distribute knowledge about natural, technological, cultural and traditional assets, with especial emphasis on the young. It provides an experiential environment for schools and universities to spread knowledge about the ocean.
Environmental activities, universities and research centers will be given access to a monitored marine ecosystem at the UG Research Center that will make a significant contribution to marine science field, revealing knowledge by providing constant data collection.
Experts from universities and research centres will be involved in monitoring and following up of the ecological processes taking place in the new artificial reefs. They will provide advice for best practice and create a body of knowledge to be shared for the evolution and establishment of new marine habitats.

 

We love diving

“Dive into the incredible silent world of the ocean, and you’ll hear a thunderous voice within”

“Divers love the sea, sharing values of respect for nature and a taste for culture.”

 

They are always ready to travel to the best diving spots in the world.

Underwater Gardens is a space filled with serenity and brightness,
ingravity and freedom of movement, offering new architectural
forms and revealing our most adventurous spirit, enjoying
sensations offered by beauty of fauna and flora and, finally,
rebirthing on the way back to the surface.

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“Diving allows us to discover a part of the planet hidden until not long ago; a new world where a man can fly and swim like a fish”

Eduard Admetlla: diving pioneer, explorer and writer.

 

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