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MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte)

Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 15.3 Hotel Zone, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
+52 998 848 8312
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Aquariums, Museums
Owner description: MUSA ( The Underwater Museum of Art) is an underwater museum located...
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Type: Aquariums, Museums
Owner description: MUSA ( The Underwater Museum of Art) is an underwater museum located in the National Marine Park surrounding the Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc area. MUSA contains over 500 sculptures of more than six different artists. The sculptures provide areas for coral growth and contribute to give shelter for fish and other organisms. The museum may be viewed by diving, snorkeling, or glass bottom boat through many local authorized marinas."The Art of Conservation" is the reason this Non Profit Organization was created with an effort of the Mexican Federal Government and Cancun Nautical Association. MUSA continues to grow
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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have chosen this location after checking amazing photos online. The visibility was not good at all due to a huge waves. Museum is interesting but unfortunately still no marine life there. Everything around the museum looks devastated. We saw few boats with snorkels around I am sure they saw nothing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The catamarane crew took us snorkeling to view the awe inspiring MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte) with more than 200 sculptures placed underwater for the reef conservation. It was awesome! The water was crystal clear and warm.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a beautiful museum, with a great purpose, and the very shallow waters allow us to see the sculptures clearly, without using too much air. I highly advise scuba diving this site, as the commotion around it is very intense, making the water is murky at times. Snorkeling works too, but you won't be able to see much, as... More 

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Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Maybe it's because I had expectations for this site (though they were not very high), but I didn't really enjoy this dive... Maybe it will get better throughout the years, but it is basically lifeless now, there are hardly any groupers or snapper type fishes around there... Just saw a moray eel... And you can't really appreciate the details of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A great Dive for all Levels lots to see clear water. Great photo opportunity take your time look under things lots of Cool Marine Life if your Patient.Also a good Snorklers Site as well.

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Snorkeled over MUSA as a part of a larger snorkeling trip. I was totally stoked to see it, but visibility was minimal and the detail of the sculptures from above is lost a little from the algae and development of the artificial reef. The business men and the beetle were easier to see than the crowds of people. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Amazing what the local community had done with this creation. Already helping with creating new reefs and areas for Marine life Definitely a unique experience

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is an extremely unique place to dive! The statues and art are very cool and it was a phenomenal idea to place these in the ocean. Sea life isn't great at the Musa but it is well worth the trip for the art.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went down on my first day of open water training. It was really interesting seeing sculptures under water. Definitely a must see if you like diving! Just remember to take an under water camera or you'll regret it!

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Rogers, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have been very fortunate to snorkel around the globe for 30 plus years, and rarely ever post a negative review on TA. But I'm sorry to say I should have spent my money on something else other than this. Perhaps for a first time snorkeler but it was dark, not a pretty reef nor color, and very little fish,... More 

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