The sunken sculptures of the Museo Subacuático de Arte

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The sunken sculptures of the Museo Subacuático de Arte

The waters surrounding Cancùn, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc, harbour a thousand treasures. Dive down to see the sculptures that populate the seabed like a real sunken city.

More than 500 human-scale sculptures inhabit the clear waters of Cancún. This underwater museum was designed in 2009 by Roberto Díaz Abraham and Jaime González Cano to demonstrate the relationship between art and the environment. The first to sculpt for this project was the Englishman Jason DeCaires Taylor, followed by other artists such as Karen Salinas Martinez, Roberto Diaz Abraham and Salvador Quiroz Ennis.

These sculptures serve as an artificial reef and blend completely into their environment so that you will think that you have discovered Atlantis as you approach. It is today the largest underwater museum in the world.

Three options are available to admire the works. If you prefer to stay dry, you can choose a glass-bottom boat. If you are not afraid to get wet, you can opt for snorkelling. And, if you want to see the statues up close, diving tours are

Museo Subacuático de Arte
Km. 15.3, Blvd. Kukulcan
Zona Hotelera
77500 Cancún

+52 998 206 0182

www.musamexico.org