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MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte)

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 15.3 Hotel Zone, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 998 848 8312
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Isla Mujeres
Owner description: MUSA ( The Underwater Museum of Art) is an underwater museum located...
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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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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our Casa de Buceo boat took us to 4 snorkeling sites. This one was OK but somewhat creepy. There are several lifesize and larger-than life statues submerged underwater. The one with people on their knees with their heads stuck in the sand creeped me out. This is also the location where we saw the least fish. The water is pretty... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went diving at MUSA on 30DEC14. Sea floor at this location is about 30 feet. Water was a bit cloudy. Some of the statues are pretty covered with algae. Saw the Volkswagen which made for good filming. Choose your outfitter wisely.

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Interesting concept. Not the most exciting dive but a definite " must do this once since I'm here" . Worth seeing if you are doing multiple days of diving.

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We took a tour which included snorkling at Two amazing spots and this museum. I would recommend this tour which includes several activities! The snorkling was amazing, we saw a lot of cool fishes and lots of 'em. The museum was also cool, but I think its so much better to see it when u dive. Definitley worth a visit!

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Dived the site off Island Mujeres and saw houses, the grenade, silent evolution, the car, bankers and a few others around. There was a lot of surge and the viz was poor in comparison to Cozumel, where dives are fantastic, but I loved the sculptures and as time passes the site will be even better as more coral grows. Dive... More 

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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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