In 2009 a monumental underwater contemporary museum of art called MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) was formed in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc.
To begin with this unique museum, English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor was hired to start creating pieces of art. Today, MUSA consists of over 500 permanent life-sized and monumental sculptures and is one of the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial art attractions in the world from different artists.
The Museum aims to demonstrate the interaction between art and environmental science and form part of a complex reef structure for marine life to colonize and inhabit whilst increasing biomass on a grand scale. All of the sculptures are fixed to the seabed and made from specialized materials used to promote coral life. The total installations occupy an area of over 420sq meters of barren substrate and weighing in at over 200 tons.
Arriving at the underwater museum by boat, you will have the opportunity to snorkel and enjoy the underwater world that lies in the bay of Isla Mujeres. Many different types of sea creatures call this place their home.
This is an unforgettable experience which should be enjoyed by anyone wanting to enrich their artistic and marine culture.