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Cancun Underwater Museum

By: AquaWorld
  • One-of-a-kind snorkeling tour of the world's largest underwater museum
  • Explore Cancun's newest and most spectacular attraction firsthand
  • Round-trip transportation by boat from Cancun Marina 
Cancun Underwater Museum
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Cancun Underwater Museum
From US$58.00

The Cancun Underwater Museum contains more than 500 life-sized sculptures, making it the world’s largest underwater display. On this one-of-a-kind tour, you’ll be transported by boat from Cancun and will then slip underwater to snorkel through the art-filled seabed. Kick back with refreshments after exploring the unique undersea gallery, which promotes the conservation of coral life.

What to Expect

Your one-of-a-kind gallery tour will begin with a boat pickup from the Cancun Marina. Enjoy a scenic ride to the submerged installation site, located just off Isla Mujeres. Containing more than 500 life-sized figures designed by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, this unique art collection can only be viewed underwater.

After a brief demonstration, you’ll strap on snorkeling gear and hop into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The art exhibit, entitled “The Silent Evolution,” is molded in pH neutral cement, allowing the coral reef to eventually form over each sculpture to create a unique ecosystem. The museum is dedicated to conserving the fragile ecology of the Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second-largest barrier reef.

You’ll have plenty of time to explore the 1,600 feet of installation space, with figures inspired by real-life residents of Puerto Morelos, a nearby fishing town. From your unique undersea vantage point, you can also admire the marine life and colorful schools of fish that live among the sculptures. After your snorkeling expedition, you’ll relax with fruit and refreshments on the boat as you cruise back to the marina.

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Best excursion we have ever done!

We stayed in Puerto Morelos where the seagrass is so bad you can't go into the ocean at all, so instead of doing a small local snorkeling excursion, we decided to do something more substantial. We booked through our resort, so one price included taxi,...More

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eBusiness C, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Danita, We're thrille dto hear that you enjoyed snorkeling with us so much! It is our mission to create fun and it makes our day to know we have done that for you. thank you very much for taking the time to write down...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Better than any aquarium ever!

My family was visiting Cancun and we wanted to do many experiences. We picked this even before we left home. So very grateful that we did. We were snorkeling over statues and reefs and some ruins. David and Ricardo were excellent tour guides and Valentine...More

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eBusiness C, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tony, We're glad you enjoyed diving with us and we hope to see you all next time. Thank you very much for your kind comments :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MUSA dive

Really nice crew and pleasant dive. Waters were slightly rough getting there but once under conditions were good. I would recommend doing this dive. Allistar

Thank AllistarP
eBusiness E, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Allistar for recommending us with the other travelers, and it's a little bit sad that the weather conditions wasn't the best for that day, but you have an awesome experience of have dived and gaze to the sculptures underwater 😊🙌

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing Underwater Museum and Amazing staff

The staff at Aquaworld are incredible. From the initial Reservation to the End of the tour. Rosario Garcia was incredible. He was very patience and offered great advices to have an amazing time at Aquaworld. My Fiancee took the diving class . After the class...More

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eBusiness E, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! How amazing that you could share this beautiful experience with your fiancée and without a doubt we will be waiting for her to get her certification diving the next time you come to Cancún. Thanks to you 2HappyTraveler99 it was a pleasure have this...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018
good experience

Overall, very good company and employees. Underwater museum not as impressive. Difficult to swim with vest and conditions. Second drift dive for coral and fish was great. Nice boat trip with good service.

Thank MauiHappy2
eBusiness C, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Maui, We're glad you enjoyed the experience. Thank you for taking the time to review us - sea you soon!🌊

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