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Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 15.3 Hotel Zone | Cancun, Isla Mujeres 77500, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 998 848 8312
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MUSA ( The Underwater Museum of Art) is an underwater museum located in the...

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 way to take some pressure off of the reef!

We dove the "Museo" during a recent trip; diving with some friends that live in Isla. I'd read about the park and have always thought it was a good idea and a good way to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Covington, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We dove the "Museo" during a recent trip; diving with some friends that live in Isla. I'd read about the park and have always thought it was a good idea and a good way to take some of the pressure off of the local reef system. The statues are starting to attract sponge and coral growth and the level of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a scuba/ snorkelling trip to the reef and this museum. It is about 10m below the water and a very interesting concept. I enjoyed the exhibits as a scuba diver and got to see the statutes up close. The snorkelers of the group were very disappointed and didn't get a good view of it. I can also... More 

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Monticello, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of snorkeling the Museo, was a beautiful topless woman with double D's on a yacht. It was was much more interesting looking up... Just saying! The statues are over grown with algae and sponges. You really couldn't see their expressions. Cool idea.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice idea to combine art and environmentalism...these sculptures were created then sank to encourage reef/coral/marine life growth. It was encouraging to see multiple huge schools of fish as well as coral growing off the structures. Don't expect to see amazing cliff coral or a huge variety of fish (just yet anyway)...but where else can you see sculptures... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is really nothing more to see here than a few creepy looking statues. I've gone diving in many different places and is probably one of the worst experiences. If you've never gone diving and seen actual life, this might interest you, otherwise you'll be terribly disappointed at how noring and ghetto this site is. There is virtually no marine... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess the intention to create a new reef is good, but why make it a tourist attraction when there really is not much to see down there? The "reef" has many years yet to become something that attracts fishes, but at the same time the details of the statues are already long gone, so you do not get the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideally, one would dive this location to see the detail of the art. Faces being taken over by sea life. Each face and person is different - a nun, a pregnant lady, Barnacle Bill, a child. The small houses, a VW Beetle (newer version, not classic), men with briefcases and no head..... it's all art! The fish are colorful and... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We snorkeled this and it was ok. It would have been way better if we knew how to scuba dive. It was cool to see tho.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a snorkeling tour and payed extra to see also this sight. The tour was really good but I would not recommend to invest the extra money to see this sight. Because the attraction is to deep under water. You can see it but it's to far away to be spectacular. If you want do see this really you... More 

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Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting dive site - have had 3 dives here over the last 4 years. I'll wait a while to go back as sea growth is slow and now we've seen it pretty thoroughly. There are some cool little secrets, like a statue that makes bubbles if you vent some air into his back, or a concrete VW Bug that... More 

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