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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
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Cancun Underwater Museum
From US$58.00

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.

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1 - 5 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Underwater Museum and Amazing staff

The staff at Aquaworld are incredible. From the initial Reservation to the End of the tour. Rosario Garcia was incredible. He was very patience and offered great advices to have an amazing time at Aquaworld. My Fiancee took the diving class . After the class...More

2  Thank 2HappyTraveler99
eBusiness E, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow! How amazing that you could share this beautiful experience with your fiancée and without a doubt we will be waiting for her to get her certification diving the next time you come to Cancún. Thanks to you 2HappyTraveler99 it was a pleasure have this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
good experience

Overall, very good company and employees. Underwater museum not as impressive. Difficult to swim with vest and conditions. Second drift dive for coral and fish was great. Nice boat trip with good service.

Thank MauiHappy2
eBusiness C, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maui, We're glad you enjoyed the experience. Thank you for taking the time to review us - sea you soon!🌊

Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile
Unforgettable experience

My friend and I did the Musa scuba diving tour and it was so much fun. One of our instructors was Lorenzo and he was funny and helpful. I couldn’t get my googles to stop filling up with water and he kept me calm and...More

Thank seelylydia
eBusiness C, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lydia, We're glad you enjoyed diving with us! Thank you very much for your kind review, we'll let Lorenzo know how much you appreciated his help and we can't wait to have you again. SEA you soon!🌊

Reviewed May 19, 2018
Sea Turtles!

I wasn't too impressed with this area. Our snorkeling guide told us we might get to see sea turtles, so as we were heading back to the boat after a meh viewing of underwater "museum," I was delighted when our guide started pointing emphatically at...More

2  Thank bestbaddogz
eBusiness C, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, We're glad you got to see some sea turles! However, we're sorry you didn't like the underwater museum, maybe next time you could check out the reef!😊 Sea you soon🌊

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Best Part of Cancun

The instructors Armando and Davie were awesome. They were funny guys who helped calm this nervous nelly down because I was scared of sharks in the open water. MUSA is good but you are pretty far, expected it to be closer. Went to a reef...More

2  Thank naynay021
eBusiness C, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hi NayNay, We're happy you enjoyed diving with us, we'll let Armando and Davie know how much you appreciated their help. Thank you so much for your kind review, we hope to sea you soon! 🌊

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