The Cancún Underwater Museum is a non-profit organization based in Cancún, Mexico. It is devoted to the art of conservation.
The museum has a total of 500 sculptures, most of them made by the British sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, and the others by five Mexican sculptors, with three different galleries submerged between three and six meters deep in the ocean at the Cancún National Marine Park.
The museum was thought up by Marine Park Director, Jaime Gonzalez Canto and Jason deCaires Taylor, with the objective of saving the nearby coral reefs by providing an alternative destination for divers. It was started in 2009 and officially opened in November 2010.
The Cancun Marine Park is probably one of the most visited art installations in the world, with over 800,000 visitors each year.
It would cost you anywhere between $100 per person or lesser to dive nearly 130 feet underwater. Open Dive favourites such as AquaWorld offer snorkelling and glass-bottom boat tours within the range of $60 to $150 per person.
You can either choose your tour on reaching there or book online to ensure perfect planning.
The underwater museum was made to protect the coral reefs that are always under stress. The statues are a new technique and material for coral to grow on, a means for art to save the oceans.