Museo Subacuatico, Cancun – a Wonderful Underwater Ecological Museum

Walking around the world can see many unusual things and buildings. Museums were and still are part of “compulsorily” tourism program when is visiting some new place. Probably driven by that fact, Mexico prepared something really unusual which attracts tourists from all over the world. In planetary famous tourist destination of Cancun is made an unusual museum, Museo Subacuatico. And guess what… it is under water!

The underwater museum in Cancun, Museo Subacuatico is a series of sculptures placed in shallow waters near the coast of Mexico. It is a performance of art sculptor Jason Taylor Deckers. His amazing work lay on an area of 420 square meters of bottom of the sea. Under the water are situated around 400 sculptures made from eco-friendly materials, based on the members of the local communities. The purpose was to protect the natural reef, so sculptures have the role of basis on which planted corals. Actually, the incredible artist’s target grown to idea of making this tourist destination. He succeeds from the desire to create something interesting and unusual, but also to help the environment. That is how, 400 sculptures that were taken down at the bottom of the sea, on its depths, today represent habitats for many marine animals and plants. They are at ideal location for diving only with masks because there are only 10 meters in the deep. The underwater museum, Museo Subacuatico is visited by about a million visitors a year, making it suffers serious damage.

Considering that it is a project which dates from 2010, today the results are already visible. The Museo Subacuatico is a new tourist attraction and also protection of natural curiosities that inhabit the area. The tourist attraction is the perfect blend of art and mystery of the depths and excellent proof for that are photos saved in this most extraordinary underwater museum.

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