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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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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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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Interesting dive, eery setting for the statues (makes you think of the Titanic or something) and fun to look in the car windows at the fish behind. Personally I prefer Manchones 1 and 2 for the sea life

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A once in a life time dive or snorkel trip. The sculptures have begun to sprout sea life and are eerily beautiful. Don't miss it.

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Stevensville, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I dove MUSA as my 2nd dive after receiving my Padi Open Water certification. The sculptures are beautiful and will become more so as coral take root and more sea life takes up residence. I'm 71 years old and so I needed an easy current free dive. It was beautiful and easy. No bottom current, lots of things to see... More

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I went snorting with tours Isla Contoy and had a great time! Although the underwater museum was not that fantastic, but I admid I am fussy being a fanatic art lover, I still had a fantastic time and loved all the colourful fishes.I felt very secure snorkelling with our instructor especially after a previous bad experience that put me of... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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