- 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
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.
Having never snorkelled in my life - I was a bit apprehensive - no need. The level of patience was phenomenal. The boat ride was exhilarating. Information about the museum would have been great. The museum itself was breathtaking and you get to see a bit of the coral reef as well.
Word of warning: check the cost of travel for the distance between your hotel and the port.
Best snorkeling I had done Unbelievable clear water and so many fish and the museum was very interesting. Tour guides were Great!!