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Cancun Underwater Museum

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
998 848 8327
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Aquariums
Owner description: The Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA) is an underwater museum located in the National Marine Park surrounding the Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc... more » Owner description: The Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA) is an underwater museum located in the National Marine Park surrounding the Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc area. MUSA contains over 400 sculptures that provide areas for coral growth and contribute to available habitat for fish and other organisms. The museum may be viewed by diving, snorkeling, or boat through many local marinas. « less
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Snellville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We went diving with Aqua Adventures Eco Diving to see this place, twice. There is so much to see that it's impossible to get it all in one dive. Do take your underwater camera! There are tons of fish, beautiful sculptures and amazing light. It's the best fusion of art and diving.

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Alvord, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

All the local dive shops will take you to the MUSA Underwater Museum. It only takes about 20 minutes or so to see most of it so it is usually combined with a reef dive. They will be shallow (30') dives. It's very interesting to see all the coral that has taken over the statues.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

If you are in Cancun or Isla Mujeres, this is a must see. Swimming through and around the underwater statues was amazing. Each with a different face and pose.

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Brooks, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stopped by here on our snorkel tour. We only stayed for ten minutes or so which was enough. It was really cool to see but we saw more sea life on the reefs. I am glad I went there but would have been disappointed if I choose to do this and missed snorkelling on the reefs.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I've dived this spot on several different occasions and it's always evolving due to the amount of coral and plant growth on the sculptures. The life size sculptures are very evocative and worth the trip underwater. Take your camera!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I had always wanted to see the sculptures so we booked a snorkel excursion from one of the docks. Even from above the art is really stirring and beautiful. We went on a calm day and were able to see so much detail. It was really cool.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I dove this with my daughter. It's true that there's not much visible sea life hanging around the statues. I appreciated the uniqueness of the experience and got a kick out of some of the subtle and not so subtle humor.... including a bunch of statues of guys on their knees with their heads stuck in the sand. The variety... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Love this underwater museum, we took a snorkel trip from a local guide and this was way cool to see. It's kind of creepy looking but in a cool way. It was an easy snorkel for kids and families. I would like to see more of it next time we are in Isla.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If the water is rough, it is a difficult snorkel looking down 30 feet. It's best to do an escorted dive.

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Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We saw this on a snorkel trip. It was not that interesting, and there were not that many fish in that spot. Its fine to see if included in another trip, but certainly not worth a trip on its own. And I would not even suggest going out of your way to see it snorkeling. Diving is probably another story... More

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