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  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
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

  • Snorkel tour at the Underwater Museum in Cancun
  • Snorkel past 400 life-size sculptures in the "Silent Evolution"
  • Take a high-powered speed boat ride to and from the Underwater Museum
  • All essential snorkel equipment included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is not your average snorkeling tour! You'll take an exhilarating speedboat ride out of Cancun and then snorkel among 400 life-size underwater sculptures. An amazing sight!

What You Can Expect

Cancun Underwater Museum

Cancun Underwater Museum

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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!

4 star rating: Recommended April 2013

The speed boat ride out to the museum was really fun and more like an amusement park ride than a quiet boat ride. The water was rougher than I expected but the guide was excellent at keeping us safe and all together. I really appreciated that he clearly pointed out each installation on the tour so we were sure to see it. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys snorkeling and is looking to do something a little different.

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