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Musa Museo Subacuatico de Arte

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Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 15.3 Hotel Zone | Kukulcan Shopping Mall, Isla Mujeres 77500, Mexico
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+52 998 840 7232
09:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 14:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

MUSA ( The Underwater Museum of Art) is an underwater museum located in the...

MUSA ( The Underwater Museum of Art) is an underwater museum located in the National Marine Park surrounding the Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc area. MUSA contains over 500 sculptures of more than six different artists. The sculptures provide areas for coral growth and contribute to give shelter for fish and other organisms. The museum may be viewed by diving, snorkeling, or glass bottom boat through many local authorized marinas."The Art of Conservation" is the reason this Non Profit Organization was created with an effort of the Mexican Federal Government and Cancun Nautical Association. MUSA continues to grow

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This place was an add-on as part of one the boat tours they sell to tourists at the ferry port. It was worth it! We only went snorkeling and, while you can see the statues from... read more

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Holland, MI
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum has been built to "distract" divers from the nearby reefs and it seems to be working. Beautiful - if you go on a snorkelling trip it is a long dive down (8-10m) so be prepared to hold your breath for a while but just about doable!

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Holland, MI
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This place was an add-on as part of one the boat tours they sell to tourists at the ferry port. It was worth it! We only went snorkeling and, while you can see the statues from the surface, its hard to make out details. There was 3 "groups" of statues and a car! It's off the bucket list now...

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an interesting trip snorkeling to see the sights at Musa. We were in a small group (only 6 of us) and Raul our trip director (and music coordinator) was awesome. The structures were in pretty deep water, more suited for scuba, but we were able t get some pretty good views. Had an enjoyable afternoon and got to see... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are new scuba divers, so I look for easy dives that let us develop our skills. This is about as easy as a dive gets. It's shallow, has great visibility, and aside from some surge (which was pretty fun, actually) it's super calm. What sets it apart is that aside from the usual reefs, you are... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to have a first dive. The day I visited the visibility was 50 meters. The sandy bottom and the spacing between the exhibits was very new diver friendly. I was able to learn a lot while also enjoying the scenery.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about the dive is the life growing on the sculptures. Some look like they have hair or Armour growing on them. It is really cool to watch it move in the surf. The Volkswagen was full of fish. You have to do it at least once. I would return every couple of years to see the changes.

Thank Laura B
Granger, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a sandy bottom artificial reef. Concrete sculptures in groups of 12-15 on on the seabed as the artificial reef. There is little plant growth. We saw few fish. We did have a sea turtle swim through while we were there. If not for that this is a yawner of a dive site. Our second dive was on a... More 

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MUSAmuseo, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Musa Museo Subacuatico de Arte, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for visit MUSA! Your visit made a huge difference, and you must be wondering why... well, due to hurricanes and the thousands of tourists that visit our natural reefs, the environmental damage was getting worse and worse. So, the National Marine Park was about to close access to these reefs until they came up with a... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a definite point of interest in Isla, but is far easier accessed by Scuba than snorkel. Watch your weather, esp if you'll be snorkeling, and bring your underwater disposable with you; they're not readily available.

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MUSAmuseo, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Musa Museo Subacuatico de Arte, responded to this review

Dear Albert, First of all we would like to thank you for visiting MUSA, as you say, snorkeling is not recommended, we always ask our visitors to rather scuba dive at this amazing gallery. for snorkeling we highly recommend Punta Nizuc. For your next visit, please contact us so we can arrange your experience at MUSA with one of our... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just cross your fingers that you get a nice instructor there. I went there to scuba dive for the very first time and it was overwhelming when we took the course at the pool. Then when we finally got into the ocean it took my mine off until water got into my mask. Good for instagram photos though!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Isla Mujeres, MX., looking for the unique snorkel or scuba adventure which was featured on National Geographic. We weren't disappointed, but next time would do the scuba diving so as to get closer to the statues. The art museum is in about 25 ft. of water but the water was very clear so that we were able... More 

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