We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cancun Underwater Museum

By: AquaWorld
  • 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 
Cancun Underwater Museum
From US$58.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Cancun Underwater Museum

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 (100)
1 - 5 of 65 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 25 August 2018
An amazing variety of fish

Had an excellent dive early July 2018. All equipment was in excellent condition. Emanuel taught my niece as an introductory dive. She was apprehensive but Emanuel worked his magic and she had a wonderful dive at the museum. I recommend Aquaworld to all who want...More

Thank RichardF3846
eBusiness C, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hello Richard! We're glad you and your family enjoyed diving with us, we'll be sure to let Emmanuel know how much you appreciated his help. Also, thank you very much for your kind review :) We can't wait to see you again next time you're...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Best Tour Guide and Crew!!!

Our tour guide was so fun and very knowledgable! Him and the crew were are helpful with our gear and making sure everyone was taken care of handing out water and drinks. We snorkeled because I don't like to scuba dive, so we saw everything...More

Thank PaulinaM4105
eBusiness C, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi Paulina, Thank you very much for your kind comments, we love to hear that you had a great time. Thank you for mentioning our crew, they work hard to make sure everyone has a good time and they'll be happy to know their mission...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Such a fun time snorkeling and seeing all these under water. Looking forward to another snorkeling adventure.

Thank Kimberly E
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Good underwater experience with snorkeling included

We had been to Cancun for Sprinbreak and wanted to snorkel in the ocean. This tour took us on a speed boat to a location where the underwater museum is located, hopped into a submarine kinda boat with great views of underwater coral and fishes....More

Thank Anand R
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Pradeep R
4 July 2018|
Response from Inaser | Reviewed this property |
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