The Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA) project began when Jason DeCaires Taylor, an English artist teamed up with Jaime Gonzalez, the director of the National Park and Roberto Diaz, then President of the Nautical Association for Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Something had to be done about the damage to the local reef areas. Hurricanes, tropical storms and mankind were taking their toll on these natural gardens. The three experts came up with the idea of submerging life sized statues in order to create an amazing artificial reef area where coral reef could grow and in which marine life and fish could inhabit and breed, the underwater museum Cancun was born.
Aquaworld played a big part in the sinking of these sculptures in providing boats and equipment for the team. The photos in the gallery will demonstrate that it’s not an easy talk to sink hundreds of tons of marine concrete whilst protecting the delicate features of the sculptures.
The underwater museum now consists of three ‘salons’ and includes over 460 statues made by Jason and some other local artists.
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We offer the following dives to the museum: