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MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte)

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Type: Aquariums
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... more » 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 « less
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

most of the dive company's will have a trip out here on their schedule, depending on weather and seas.. this is just a magnificent visual experience underwater. The artists that created this have gone all out, and it is really a beautiful dive.

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Little Elm, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Snorkeling surprise - at the underwater museum. We went with an excursion and I did not understand the museum as it was not explained before I got there. So, it was a big surprise to see life like figures under the water, a car, and one statue looking straight up at me. After I did my research I now understand... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The idea of the underwater museum is cool, but it was not as awesome as I expected. The boat stops in a random spot in the water, then the guides search for the statues; I don't necessarily have a problem with that, but the water was a little wavy, and all that extra swimming got several people nauseous, so they... More

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Salina ks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went scuba diving here. It was kind of cool a bunch of cement statues of mainly people underwater but the fish and creatures around the statues made them seem like they were living. I used Squala diving (I think that is right) they were very good. You can also snorkel and look down at them but when your 30-35... More

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Cottekill, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The MUSA's underwater sculptures are unbelievable. The whole idea of an artist community creating works that support the environment? Beyond brilliant. Watch MUSA's videos before you go to better understand how important this site is. Get a good guide--Delfin Diving is the best I've found. http://www.delfindiving.net/

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Loved the sea life living in the statues. The reefs around the area were full of barracuda, turtles and sea urchins.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had a great guide there, we have more than one hour for our diving experience. It was funny and free of accidents haha. I am very sure you will enjoy this. There are a lot of guides there but try to check some prices before you took a decision some private companies are highly expensive but some locals offers... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This would be one of the highlights of our 20 years of diving. The statues stand so eerily real teaming with fish and coral along with so many other whimsical sculptures in only 30 feet of water making for easy diving. We used Arturo's Dive Shop at the Isla Mujeres Palace Hotel and were so well taken care of on... More

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St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you can manage it into your life...DO IT! I think getting the right instructor , guide is very important to have a memorable experience. It was worth the effort.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

worth visiting at least once to see these eerie figures and pieces of art at the bottom of the sea. crowds of statues of people with coral and fish using them as home, a beetle car with a huge fish inside, artwork you would usually see in a gallery instead on a sandy bottom with fish swimming in and around... More

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