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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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If the water is rough, it is a difficult snorkel looking down 30 feet. It's best to do an escorted dive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I dove this with my daughter. It's true that there's not much visible sea life hanging around the statues. I appreciated the uniqueness of the experience and got a kick out of some of the subtle and not so subtle humor.... including a bunch of statues of guys on their knees with their heads stuck in the sand. The variety... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Love this underwater museum, we took a snorkel trip from a local guide and this was way cool to see. It's kind of creepy looking but in a cool way. It was an easy snorkel for kids and families. I would like to see more of it next time we are in Isla.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If the water is rough, it is a difficult snorkel looking down 30 feet. It's best to do an escorted dive.

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Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We saw this on a snorkel trip. It was not that interesting, and there were not that many fish in that spot. Its fine to see if included in another trip, but certainly not worth a trip on its own. And I would not even suggest going out of your way to see it snorkeling. Diving is probably another story... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We learned to dive this trip and went to the museum after 10 trips to Isla. We should have learned earlier.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Definitely a cool spot for snorkeling or scuba diving. Reef is just so-so in terms of the fish, but the statues make up for it.

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Eau Claire, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

For first time divers probably a cool dive location. But I wouldn't pay to dive there otherwise. Not a whole lot of fish life or coral.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

As this particular artificial reef has only been there for three years there is not a lot of growth on it although I saw Puffer fish hiding between some of the statues and a great moray eel beneath the feet of another one. The day we dove the Underwater Museum had only 10M visibility so it was very cool to... More 

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Harker Heights, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This was our 5th visit to Isla Mujeres and we had not seen the statue garden before. We were on a private boat and made a stop. We snorkeled at this area and were impressed with how many fish and the variety we saw. The fish were friendly as we had some crackers to feed them. I was surrounded by... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It was one of my most interesting dives but obviously not the most beautiful since the sculptures are already invaded by algees and sea plants means that you are seeing no more sculptures anymore :)

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