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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 February 2015

The guide and boat captain were great. They did an outstanding job and the trip was outstanding. The seas were a little rough but the guide did everything he could to ensure we had a great time and saw the museum and some coral reefs in the area. I would do this again if the opportunity presented itself. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

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.

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