The interesting Underwater Museum Cancun.
One of the best tour you can do in Cancun is snorkeling or diving in the Underwater Museum Cancun and watching over 460 underwater statues.
History of the Museum:
This Underwater Museum Cancun was created in 2009 and completed at the end of 2013 in the waters surrounding, Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc. The sculptor in charge of making most of these statues was the English Jayson De Caires Taylor and the others by five Mexican sculptors. Currently the museum has over 500 permanent life-size and monumental sculptures and is one of the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial art attractions in the world.
Three galleries have been created. Two underwater and one on land. Manchones reef with 477 sculptures. This reef is 8 meters deep and suitable for divers and snorkelers. Punta Nizuc reef with 23 structures. This reef is 4 meters deep and only permitted for snorkeling. The gallery on land is in the mall, Plaza Kukulkan with 26 replicas.
Activities to visit the Underwater Museum:
Glass bottom boat: This unique excursion offers a view of the ocean like you’ve never seen before! A perfect activity for all ages, you’ll be able to view the depths of the ocean without getting wet at all.
Scuba Diving: You do not have to be certified, just take a lesson and enjoy the shallow waters of Manchones reef to see closely the sculptures of this gallery.
Snorkeling: This activity will take you to explore over 500 statues located in Manchones and Nizuc reefs.
All the sculptures are fixed to the seabed and made from specialized materials used to promote coral life.
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