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Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 15.3 Hotel Zone, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 998 848 8312
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Description: MUSA ( The Underwater Museum of Art) is an underwater museum located in...
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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Great idea, but better for scuba than snorkeling.

I love the idea! Its there (they explained) to substitute the broken coral reaf. I love the pictures. But if you want to get close to the statues, you must scuba dive - they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Columbus, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must experience for any Scuba Diver. 30 ft max depth with 80 - 100 ft visibility. Amazing underwater museum with statues.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I love the idea! Its there (they explained) to substitute the broken coral reaf. I love the pictures. But if you want to get close to the statues, you must scuba dive - they are about 10 meters deep. You will see them snorkeling but from a distance, plus the area has some waves and its small for the amount... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It is definitley a must-see if you are in Isla Mujeres. It is important to choose the right tour guides though. I highly recommend Juan Carlos' Fanta-C-2 adventures on Medina and Hidalgo! We had the funniest tour guide that made sure we had a fantastic time and we were fed homemade grilled fish at a local spot afterwards.

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Imlil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited this site on a SCUBA trip. The MUSA has some really great installations, but our favourite was La Evolucion Silenciosa. Simply amazing.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

great for snorkeling or scuba diving. museum was set up to take pressure off of the reef. they have about one hundred statues, a vw bug, houses, etc, lots to see.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very rough seas the day we went but well worth it. Amazing to see that many actual castings of real people on the ocean floor. Out of know where was a volkswagon bug casting on the ocean floor. It seems a little creepy as many of them our looking up at you. A don't miss on Isla!!!

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Southern IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

MUSA is very different and cool. I liked it alot as a snorkeler but you are a good bit above the statues. I would have liked to get closer but because you have to wear a life jacket, I couldn't. The divers got close and said it was cool. Not a lot of fish the day we snorkeled but I'm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The water here is so clear and blue. We saw a turtle, some rays, puffer fish, and barracuda. The underwater museum is cool but I thought we would see more of it on our snorkel trip. We saw some of the statues and a VW bug sculpture. All cool, however. The trip we took was reasonably priced - $35 for... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went scuba diving with a group around this place and was a little disappointed. I think I might have had too high expectations after seeing photos of it. It looks really cool in all the photos and it is nice and a curious place, but not as cool as I'd imagined. I thought it was way bigger with more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were hanging out at a restaurant on Playa Tiburon, right in front of the Shark that's kept in a fence and my husband started talking with the people that had their boats docked there. He hired one to take us snorkeling. Little did I know we were headed to MUSA. I had watched tv programs on this museum and... More 

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