Here is one more thing you may want to add to your bucket list of things to do in life: The underwater museum in Mexico. Check out this video to catch a few glimpses of this beautiful location. This underwater Museum is called The Museo Subacuatico de Arte, also popular as MUSA. The museum is located between Cancun and the island of Isla Mujeres in Mexico. MUSA is very popular for Scuba driving.
The MUSA is an artificial reef which was transformed into a piece of art. It was established in the year 2009 and consists of a collection of 450 life sized statues. This place was once destroyed by a hurricane. Jason Decaires, a famous British artist known for his unique work took up to task to place the sculptures on the ocean bed. The interesting part is, it was created to form a reef and provide shelter to the marine organisms. All the sculptures are made out of ph neutral clay, a special material to promote coral life. They occupy an area of 420 sq metres of barren seabed. They weigh more than 200 tons.
The aim of this museum is to demonstrate the interaction between environment and art on a grand scale. This marine park is one of the most visited sites in the world. Nearly 750,000 visit this place every year. Also, the MUSA helps in relieving pressure from the natural reefs by attracting the visitors to the man made sculptures.
The MUSA is divided into two galleries. The first one is called Salon Manchones, which is 26 feet deep. This is suitable for both divers and snorkelers. The second one is Salon Nizuc, which is only 13 feet deep and is snorkeling only.
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