4 Reasons to Visit MUSA, the Museum Under the Caribbean Sea

MUSA is the largest underwater museum in the world and allows the corals of Cancun to flourish in its statues. Picture ofLuis Javier Sandoval.

Coming on vacation to Cancun gives you the opportunity to visit MUSA, the Underwater Museum of Art, whose statues are filled with coral reefs to go snorkelling Y Diving in a wonderful environment.

Those who have not been able to visit MUSA are missing out on a spectacular visual delicacy. First-rate artists create sculptures for the finishing touch of underwater nature. Fortunately, AquaWorld is your best ally to visit MUSA when you arrive in Cancun. ” AquaWorld remains our main sponsor by far, ‘he said.Roberto Diaz Abraham, president and co-founder of MUSA. “I think that AquaWorld also benefits a lot from MUSA, we are a good combination.”


In particular, this year means new possibilities for this magnificent museum, which is why we give you 4 reasons to come visit MUSA as soon as you can.

MUSA exhibition in Plaza Kukulkán, in the Hotel Zone of Cancun. Picture ofJL Bribiesca.
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1. New Statues

First, MUSA will add to its collection of masterpieces very soon. Díaz Abraham indicated that they already have four statues ready to sink, located in the roundabout at Km. 5 of Kukulkán Boulevard, in front of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) “We have already prepared another 14 sculptures that we are going to be moving towards the roundabout towards the end of February, and then already preparing the sinks in March,” he said.


Among the works will be ‘The Living Tree’, sponsored by a non-nautical company, as well as ‘Itzamná’, the name of the Mayan god of the sky and dew.

“And there we are talking about the ‘Birth of a Star’, which is a phenomenal piece: five peaks with family cells where five characters are holding hands,” Díaz revealed. ‘A little paying tribute to Mexican muralism: Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros. The sculptures are beautiful ”. Also,“ from AquaWorld we have three works that are pending to decide where they go: ‘Reposo’, ‘Do It’, and ‘Falsos Ídolos’. They have been ready to wear for more than 1 year.

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2. Sinks that Elevate

Without thinking about it, Díaz Abraham highlighted the importance of the sinking process of the statues, something that MUSA does in collaboration with AquaWorld.

“What excites me the most is sinking pieces, that fascinates me because it is a process like going from the land to the sea, seeing how life immediately begins to stick to the pieces,” Diaz Abraham emphasized.

“And where there is more than stones and sand, suddenly there are many fish because an algae begins to emerge, a verdigris that fish love, and they are eating immediately,” he added. define where one of his most ambitious works will sink: a 4.10 meter Christ, whose cross would be anchored on the ocean floor. Christ will appear to be resurrecting and emerging from the sea.

You can visit MUSA directly or enjoy a preview at Km. 5 of Bulevar Kukulkán, in front of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) [/ caption]
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3. Nature and Conservation

Later, Díaz Abraham described MUSA as a living project in two senses – conservation (nature) and art (beauty).

Once the sculptures sink, the fish “take advantage, depending on the season, to lay their eggs because there are not many places of protection,” said Díaz. ‘So they look for where to defend themselves or protect themselves from predators. And they also look for shade, because even under the sea there is a tremendous sun ”.

Then, when all the covers are occupied by other sea creatures, the fish use the MUSA statues as new aspects of protection, all of which allow additional life to flourish Diaz said.

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4. Artistic Quality

The artistic coordination of MUSA is in charge of the Cuban sculptor Elier Amado Gil, who directs three collaborators in the museum’s workshop. “He’s a genius,” Díaz said of Amado Gil. ‘He is a very hard worker, very simple, very honest, he is a spectacular person. He is a strange Cuban, he does not drink rum, he does not smoke a cigarette, he is punctual. It has many qualities ”.

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Additionally, MUSA’s works are authored by five other skilled artists, including Díaz Abraham himself.


The process of creating the pieces begins with a sketch, then a model follows, then more ideas arrive so that the piece grows, and finally, they elaborate the piece of monumental size. “The climax of this whole operation is to put it in the sea because there nature takes the post and continues to decorate, ”said Díaz Abraham.

With all his enthusiasm, Díaz pointed out that this year he will be spreading the name and works of MUSA even more, both in Mexico and in the rest of the world.

So when you come to Cancun, you will already know how wonderful MUSA is.
We look forward to helping you dive or snorkel to live this unforgettable experience of the art of conservation.