Underwater Museum of Art

Have you heard about the Underwater Museum of Art? In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about the world’s largest artificial museum, with its slogan “The art of conservation”.


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This incredible project was born in 2009 by Dr. González Cano and Roberto Díaz, with the idea of ​​creating an underwater art gallery that houses the diversity of marine flora and fauna and beauty permission for tourists who visit.


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Its main objective is to reduce tourism visits to natural corals, raise awareness about their conservation, and support the regeneration of affected reefs.


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Where is the underwater museum of art?

It is located between Isla Mujeres, Punta Nizuc, and Cancun. The works art are distributed in 3 main galleries:

Los Manchones:

Enabled for diving and snorkeling.

Location: Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres

Sculptures: 473

Depth: 8 meters

Punta Nizuc: 

Enabled just for snorkeling tours.

Location: Cancun

Sculptures: 33

Depth: 4 meters

Punta Sam:

Enabled just for snorkeling tours.

Location: Isla Mujeres

Sculptures: 9

Depth: 4 meters

This museum has more than 500 sculptures and its main works are the muse of the ocean, bankers, blessings, silent evolution, understanding, and bacab.
It is one of the most spectacular attractions for snorkeling and diving in the Mexican Caribbean, or take the glass-bottomed barcode tour for the works without having to dive into the water.


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The works of art

The main author of these works is Jason deCaires Taylor, a British sculptor, and photographer, followed by Karen Salinas Martínez, Salvador Quiroz Ennis and Rodrigo Reyes.

All the sculptures found in the MUSA were made with sustainable materials that benefit and help coral growth.
Also, each of these works has perforations of different sizes to attract different fish. In their flat openings, they inhabit crustaceans and in the small cavities, they inhabit fish.


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How to get to the museum?

To visit the museum there are different tours in Cancun and Isla Mujeres with a certified crew to ensure your tour.

Some of them are:

  • Boat in the gallery of Punta Nizuc (47 USD)
  • Paradise Adventure (70 USD)
  • Jungle Tour (70 USD)

Approximately the duration of the tours is 3 hours.

The museum is open from Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.


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Now that you know more about the underwater museum of art, what do you expect to visit on your next vacation?


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