the cancun underwater museum


The Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA) project began when Jason DeCaires Taylor, an English artist teamed up with Jaime Gonzalez, the director of the National Park and Roberto Diaz, then President of the Nautical Association for Cancun and Isla Mujeres.  Something had to be done about the damage to the local reef areas. Hurricanes, tropical storms and mankind were taking their toll on these natural gardens.  The three experts came up with the idea of submerging life sized statues in order to create an amazing artificial reef area where coral reef could grow and in which marine life and fish could inhabit and breed.  The museum now consists of two ‘salons’ and includes over 460 statues made by Jason and some other local artists.

Motion Animation by George RedHawk ~ DarkAngelOne


The Cancun Underwater Museum

This truly unique “musuem” is one of the largest man-made underwater attractions on Earth and is located in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The Cancun Underwater Museum has over 400 life-size sculptures designed by English artist Jason deCaires Taylor. The installation is designed to become an artificial reef. The sculptures are all made from ph neutral clay in order to promote the growth of coral reefs and marine life.


Scuba diving through the underwater museum off the coast of Cancun, Mexico.

“People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It’s not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.”
  ―  Milan Kundera


Cancun Underwater Museum MUSA It is a Non-Profit Organization based in Cancun México devoted to the Art of Conservation. It has over 470 underwater statues, that visitors can enjoy while snorkeling or diving in the area.

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