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“Underwater sculpture”

Musa Museo Subacuatico de Arte
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Discover Scuba Diving at the Underwater Museum and Manchones Reef from Cancun
Ranked #1 of 2 Museums in Isla Mujeres
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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
Arlington, Texas
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“Underwater sculpture”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

I've dived this spot on several different occasions and it's always evolving due to the amount of coral and plant growth on the sculptures. The life size sculptures are very evocative and worth the trip underwater. Take your camera!

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Katima
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

I had always wanted to see the sculptures so we booked a snorkel excursion from one of the docks. Even from above the art is really stirring and beautiful. We went on a calm day and were able to see so much detail. It was really cool.

Visited June 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“MUSA a great dive location if you go with the righ expectations”
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 of subjects was interesting as well, people, houses, cars, phones, guy working at a desk...

Visited January 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Must see!”
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.

Visited February 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Need to See”
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.

Visited January 2014
5 Thank tonyl46
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