Cancun's Underwater Museum

MUSA
Submerge yourself in one of the most beautiful and clear waters of the world; The Mexican Caribbean.

MUSA is the Underwater Museum of Art, located in Cancun and created by Dr. Jaime Gonzalez Cano, Jason deCaires Taylor and Roberto Díaz Abraham.

These crystal clear waters are not home of one of the largest underwater museums on the planet, located in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Forming this museum will be a series of underwater sculptural installations all sited within the protected National Marine Park, of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

Divers and snorkellers will have the opportunity to admire more than 400 original sculptures in depths ranging from 9 to 20 feet. The artist behind the project Jason deCaires Taylor offers a contemporary and cultural view of how the Mayan people have evolved throughout the years in “The Silent Evolution”. This monumental installation consists of more than 400 life size figurative sculptures. Also located in the museum, near the island of Isla Mujeres, a sculpture entitled “The Dream Collector” will be submerged, along with many other unique masterpieces.

Threefold Purpose

 

  • To provide the visitors the opportunity to visit our pristine natural reefs while giving the opportunity to see the gorgeous sculptures. This way we will be helping the conservation of the natural corals.
  • Promote Cancun as a cultural and artistic developing area.
  • Continue the growth of the project, by inviting many oher fine artists for many years to come.
Cancun Nautical Association, Isla Mujeres Nautical Association together with the National Marine Park Authorities, have developed this wonderful project, motivated by these great goals.

Environmentally Friendly

The sculptures are all designed to become artificial reefs and are constructed from special materials which promote marine life and create areas for corals to flourish and marine creatures to breed and take refuge, boosting the local ecosystem. The appearance of the sculptures will change over time as the coral grows and marine life colonize the structures. You cannot miss it.

MUSA, as of December 31st. , has a collection of 491 Sculptures located between Cancun and Isla Mujeres in TWO exhibit Rooms or Galleries. Six different artists have contributed to enlarge the collection of sculptural pieces of MUSA.

The most important sculptor at MUSA is the British Artist Jason deCaires Taylor, who also is a superb photographer and our Art Director at MUSA. He created the amazing “Silent Evolution” an installation of 450 human casted sculptures, made out of extremely strong concrete and fiber glass rod, to ensure an endless endurance under the water.
The other artists are:
Enrique Miralda with “La Cruz de la Bahía”
Karen Salinas with “Seascapes”
Rodrigo Quiñones with “Biomap”
Salvador Quiroz with “Bacab”
Roberto Díaz Abraham with “The Ocean Muse”

Area Activities

Blvd. Kukulcan km 8.5, Quintana Roo, Cancun, Mexico, 77500