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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

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 3 days ago
Best Tour Guide and Crew!!!

Our tour guide was so fun and very knowledgable! Him and the crew were are helpful with our gear and making sure everyone was taken care of handing out water and drinks. We snorkeled because I don't like to scuba dive, so we saw everything...More

Thank Paulina M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun time snorkeling and seeing all these under water. Looking forward to another snorkeling adventure.

Thank Kimberly E
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good underwater experience with snorkeling included

We had been to Cancun for Sprinbreak and wanted to snorkel in the ocean. This tour took us on a speed boat to a location where the underwater museum is located, hopped into a submarine kinda boat with great views of underwater coral and fishes....More

Thank Anand R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Day of Snorkeling via the Mangroves

July 18, 2018 We walked from our Cancun beach hotel to AquaWorld. There were many, many water sports with which to participate/choose, but we selected a day of snorkeling. We traveled via boat through the mangroves and transferred to another boat where we spent the...More

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

Hi Christine! You're so kind! Thank you very much for your review, we love to know that you had fun snorkeling with us. We're eager to see you again next time you visit Cancun😀

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
One tank dive

As a family of divers with a wide range of experience and with my oldest bringing his noncertified girlfriend, we needed something for everyone. The MUSA dive for the bill. The girlfriend did the resort dive class and it was great for what we did....More

Thank jmarcpro
eBusiness C, Gerente at AquaWorld, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi JMarc! We're glad you and your family enjoyed diving with us, thank you very much for the kind review! We hope to meet you soon for a more challenging dive, perhaps we can go to Cozumel or a Wreck Ship. Sea you soon! 🌊

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Pradeep R
3 July 2018|
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How, Thia trip ofertes by Aquaworld, consists of a two hour scuba training in a pool... upon completion you will be taken to the dive site and are on your way to your first scuba dive... at all times the instructors are... More