Scuba diving in Cancun Underwater Museum of Art

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 13.12 ft
Maximum: 32.8 ft
Current
low
Visibility
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) is an underwater museum located not far from Cancun and Isla Mujeres. The project was created in 2009 by artist Jason de Caires Taylor, who offered a modern look of how the Mayan people have evolved through out the years in “The Silent Evolution”. The aim of this project was also the protection of the coral reefs. The museum consists of more than 400 original sculptures, each of them are made from materials designed to contribute coral life and to attract marine life. The site is available for snorkelers, divers, or via a glass-bottomed boat tour.

When to go

Cancun is warm and sunny all year long, with the average water temperature ranging from 23C/73F to 26C/78F in the winter and 27C/82F-29C/84F in the summer. Diving is the best during the dry season which usually lasts from November to April. This time is considered the high season and generally avoids frequent rain and sweltering heat.

What to see

Most of the models were locals from Puerto Morelos, some of the statues to be seen here are Man on Fire, Anthropocene, Dream Collector and The Banker. Divers can find schools of fish, turtles, rays and other sea life in this area.

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    Night Dive at MUSA

    Night dive at Cancun Underwater Museum of Art. This product is for certified divers only
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    Diving at MUSA Underwater Museum (2 Dives)

    Prepare to visit the Cancun National Marine Park, where the MUSA is based. This underwater museum is a creation of the eco-sculptor Jason deCaires, a world renowned English artist. Watch the multicolored fishes swimming throughout the entire museum. The statues in this area contribute to enhance the coral reef and a safe artificial reef was created to preserve the ecosystem. Duration -1/2 day. Requirements: minimum age: 12 years; equipment not included; be in good health condition as requested in the PADI Medical Form More than 12 months since last dive: recommended pool check; More than 24 months since last dive: recommended pool check; Not suitable for pregnant women
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    Diving at MUSA Underwater Museum (2 Dives)

    Prepare to visit the Cancun National Marine Park, where the MUSA is based. This underwater museum is a creation of the eco-sculptor Jason deCaires, a world renowned English artist. Watch the multicolored fishes swimming throughout the entire museum. The statues in this area contribute to enhance the coral reef and a safe artificial reef was created to preserve the ecosystem. Duration - 1/2 day. Requirements: minimum age: 12 years; Be in good health condition as requested in the PADI Medical Form; More than 12 months since last dive: recommended pool check; More than 24 months since last dive: required pool check; Not suitable for pregnant women women
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    Diving at MUSA Underwater Museum (2 Dives)

    Prepare to visit the Cancun National Marine Park, where the MUSA is based. This underwater museum is a creation of the eco-sculptor Jason deCaires, a world renowned English artist. Watch the multicolored fishes swimming throughout the entire museum. The statues in this area contribute to enhance the coral reef and a safe artificial reef was created to preserve the ecosystem. Duration - 1/2 day. Requirements: minimum age: 12 years; Equipment not included; Be in good health condition as requested in the PADI Medical Form; More than 12 months since last dive: recommended pool check; More than 24 months since last dive: required pool check; Not suitable for pregnant women
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    Diving at Cancun Museun, 1 Tank Dive

    460 Permanent life-size sculptures, its the largest underwater artificial art attraction in the world. They are desinged by Jason deCaires Taylor, to become artificial reefs. They increase marine life and create areas for corals to flourish and marine creatures to breed and take refuge, boosting the local ecosystem. The sculptures will change over time as the coral grows and marine life colonize the structures.
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    Diving Musa (2 Dives per Day)

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    2 Dives in the Underwater Museum of Art for Certified Divers (Meet at the Marina)

    The meeting point will be at 12:45pm. We meet there, fill some papers, team introduction, provide you scuba equipment. Then at approx. 13:20 hrs, leave to do two reef dives. Both dives are shallow. About 30 feet deep, we do the MUSA on the first dive, this is the Underwater Museum of art, lot of new status sink to create coral and life, Vw Bettle, some lobster houses, the writer, the dog, the mirror, and more are some of the status on this Museum. The second dive on a reef at National marine Park Isla Mujeres. Oswaldo or Rene, The Deep Life instructors, will be all the time with you.

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