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Cancun Underwater Museum

By: AquaWorld
Highlights
  • One-of-a-kind snorkeling tour of the world's largest underwater museum
  • Explore Cancun's newest and most spectacular attraction firsthand
  • Round-trip transportation by boat from Cancun Marina 
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Cancun Underwater Museum
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Cancun Underwater Museum
From US$58.00
Overview
The Cancun Underwater Museum contains more than 500 life-sized sculptures, making it the world’s largest underwater display. On this one-of-a-kind tour, you’ll be transported by boat from Cancun and will then slip underwater to snorkel through the art-filled seabed. Kick back with refreshments after exploring the unique undersea gallery, which promotes the conservation of coral life.
What to Expect
Your one-of-a-kind gallery tour will begin with a boat pickup from the Cancun Marina. Enjoy a scenic ride to the submerged installation site, located just off Isla Mujeres. Containing more than 500 life-sized figures designed by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, this unique art collection can only be viewed underwater.
After a brief demonstration, you’ll strap on snorkeling gear and hop into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The art exhibit, entitled “The Silent Evolution,” is molded in pH neutral cement, allowing the coral reef to eventually form over each sculpture to create a unique ecosystem. The museum is dedicated to conserving the fragile ecology of the Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second-largest barrier reef.
You’ll have plenty of time to explore the 1,600 feet of installation space, with figures inspired by real-life residents of Puerto Morelos, a nearby fishing town. From your unique undersea vantage point, you can also admire the marine life and colorful schools of fish that live among the sculptures. After your snorkeling expedition, you’ll relax with fruit and refreshments on the boat as you cruise back to the marina.
Reviews (106)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing

We had a blast today with David and the rest of the crew. Never felt unsafe at anytime. Would highly recommend then.More

1  Thank jlrmcb
eBusiness E, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the community! We are very happy to know that your immersion with David was amazing and you enjoyed this experience We hope you come back very soon to make more trips and learn more about the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
One stop shop for all water related activities

I was surprised that info for visiting underwater museum, MUSA and reef tour is not readily available when checked on the internet (although Cancun is probably the oldest tourism place in Mexico). So do not waste your time and check out this place in the...More

Thank bigboy61455
eBusinessC, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Big Boy! Thank you for recommending us, it is very kind of you. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to SEA you soon🌊🌊🌊

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Scuba Diving Revisited After 11 Year Hiatus

Jorgina, a dive instructor at AquaWorld, was an amazing dive buddy! She made my dive so much fun. I had much trepidation after so many years of not going due to significant ear problems. Jorgina was so patient during my extremely slow descent - she...More

Thank Nancy_Muppet_Denny
eBusinessC, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nancy! It makes us suuuuper happy to hear that your return to the sea was great! We'll be sure to let Georgina know how much you appreciated her help and we hope to SEA you soon ;) 🌊

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile
MUSA and Reef Dive

We booked a two tank dive from our resort with aqua world. As certified divers we just wanted to check out MUSA and it was fantastic. The boat ride was choppy but the water temp and visibility was excellent. We did two 45M dives in...More

Thank Brandon T
eBusinessC, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Brandon! It makes us so happy to hear that you enjoyed scuba diving with us - thank you very much for your kind review, we hope to sea you soon🌊

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile
Nice center, not so friendly instructors

Over 2 days of diving, equipment and logistics were great. Nice and huge center and has many facilities well organized. Instructors were very experienced and explained every small detail, however, they showed very dominant behaviors, both instructors in both days. They were giving us orders...More

Thank AD-QA
eBusiness E, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Hi AD-QA Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We feel awful to hear that your experience with us wasn't the best. We are checking your case with our directors to improve our service. Regards!

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How, Thia trip ofertes by Aquaworld, consists of a two hour scuba training in a pool... upon completion you will be taken to the dive site and are on your way to your first scuba dive... at all times the instructors are... More
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