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Cancun Underwater Museum

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  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5248MUS
Dive in for a once-in-a-lifetime snorkel tour at Cancun's newest attraction, the Underwater Museum. Snorkel amongst the various exhibitions and learn about Cancun's preservation efforts. With over 400 life-size sculptures to discover, this aquatic exhibition is sure to leave you spellbound!

Highlights

  • All necessary equipment included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Snorkel gear included
The snorkel tour begins with a high-powered speedboat ride to the "Silent Evolution" site off Isla Mujeres. You'll then have 40 minutes of snorkel time to enjoy the museum’s sculptures and the marine life that will swim your way. Then, another high-speed boat ride will take you back to the Cancun marina. A perfect way to start your day!

The newest and most spectacular addition to Cancun, the Underwater Sculpture Museum is an under-sea sculpture gallery of more than 400 figures. The monumental underwater sculptural museum was established in the surrounding waters of Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc in 2009 by British artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. The project has sparked great interest worldwide and will be an ongoing project for years to come.

The main body of the museum is called "The Silent Evolution" and consists of 400 life-size figures molded in pH neutral clay. The main goal of the museum is preservation, so the clay promotes marine growth to form a complex structure inhabited and colonized by various forms of marine life. Eventually coral reef will form on each sculpture, making them change appearance over time.

The total museum installation occupies over 1,600 sq. feet (150 sq. meters) and weighs over 120 tons, and will one day form an artificial ecosystem where various fish and marine mammals will thrive.

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Departure Point:
Departs from the marina in Cancun. Exact departure point will appear on your voucher
Departure Time:
11:30am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1:30pm

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Cancun Underwater Museum

Cancun Underwater Museum

Inclusions:
  • Underwater Museum snorkel
  • Use of snorkel equipment
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • US$8 dock fee
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Natalie P, August 2014

The guides were very attentive, making sure we all had water during the trip there and back. They also gave a great tour of the museum and were able and willing to answer any questions we had.

Reviewed by: Edward Ian P, April 2011

The water was very choppy/wavy when we went out to snorkel that day, but the boat crew made it feel very safe and they were very professional/fun overall. Although we only saw a very small part of the museum, the fun, exciting and dizzying boat ride back made it worth the trip!

From $51.99

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Tour code: 5248MUS