Cancún’s Underwater Museum Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

If you’re looking for a place where you can combine your passion for diving, art, and travel into one, you’ll feel right at home in Cancún. In addition to being a popular diving destination, this city in Mexico is home to the Underwater Museum of Art.

Museo Subacuático de Arte has been around since 2010, and it’s home to approximately 500 sculptures placed on the ocean floor. Most of them were created by Jason deCaires Taylor, but five other Mexican artists took part in this project.

Cancún’s Underwater Museum was started with a noble goal — saving the natural coral reefs in the surrounding area. Many of them suffered significant damage over the years, and this museum was supposed to provide an alternative destination for divers who put them in danger.

The underwater museum offers a series of diving tours departing from Isla Mujeres and Cancún, to both amateurs and certified divers. The scenery they can enjoy during the dive is certainly stunning, and the statues are being constantly transformed by nature that surrounds them.