The Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Jaime González Cano, Roberto Díaz Abraham, and Jason de Caires Taylor.
There are many museums and different water and underwater parks in the Riviera Maya in Cancun. But the underwater art museum is from another world.
This is one of the magical places in the country, the Underwater Museum of Art or MUSA, as it is popularly known, is one of the most famous ecological sites in Mexico.
The first two: officials in Cancun, and the last: artist in charge of the first sculptures of the Underwater Museum.
Today, the Underwater Museum of Art is one of the biggest attractions in terms of underwater tourism.
So much so that it has brought more than $ 36 million to the Cancun community since its founding (2009-2010).
Ecología y arte, la propuesta del Museo Subacuático
One of the reasons why the artist from Caires was chosen for the Underwater Museum project is his fascination with the marine world.
From a very young age exploring the reefs was his passion, a passion that he turned into an art and a profession.
In this way, the proposal of the Underwater Museum of Art is to create an eco-friendly space with the marine environment in beautiful Cancun; In what way? Simple; The 16 underwater rooms of the Underwater Museum function as a home for countless marine species, as well as for the exponential growth of reefs.
On the other hand, the concept in the sculptures of the Underwater Museum is: Sustainable materials, that is, materials that are not an obstacle for the marine population.
In fact, many of the sculptures have holes of different sizes, for different marine species.
The Underwater Museum of Art is a clear example that art can be responsible and committed to the environment.
As well as a solution to the problems that human societies have caused in the fragile ecosystems of the Earth.
Not to mention that it is mystical to see the mutation that the sculptures undergo when being embraced by marine life.
Being colonized by amazing coral reefs that give them that exceptional touch that only nature achieves.
What do you need to explore the wonderful marine world of the Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA)?
The main thing, without a doubt, would be to want to enjoy the 16 underwater rooms, with a total of 500 sculptures by different artists; with which the Underwater Museum of Art in Cancun has.
In addition, they must have a palpable desire to live an art experience different from the one they are used to;
How many can say that they learned art underwater?
How many can boast that they toured a museum with any number of fish?
The Underwater Museum is the best option! If you want to show off your dream vacation.
Ahora bien, si hablamos de tecnicismos, como por ejemplo: ¿Cómo recorrer el Museo Subacuático si está bajo agua? Bueno, sí, debes poseer certificación oficial de buceo, para que la experiencia sea plena y sin contratiempos.
También existe la opción del snorkel, para aquellos que no cuentan con tanta pericia en el buceo, pero no quieren dejar pasar la oportunidad de ver las diferentes salas del Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA), así sea desde la distancia.
Si por alguna razón no puedes bucear, no te preocupes, existe el Centro del Visitante, en donde podrás disfrutar de documentales, material inédito y esculturas que te harán sentir en el Museo Subacuático de Arte.
No hay excusas para no visitar el increíble mundo que nos ofrece el Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA), en donde el arte se mezcla con el misterioso mundo marino, creando un ambiente mágico e inolvidable.