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Diving Cancun’s Underwater Museum

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An adventurous getaway for your next diving trip, Cancun Underwater Museum, located right off the coast of Isla de Mujeres, warmly welcomes beginner and advanced divers and snorkelers for a memorable and unique experience that blends diving with culture.

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This truly extraordinary project started in 2009 and has been created in different phases by world-famous artist Jason de Caires Taylor. The author creates life-sized sculptures, made from specific chemical composition that promote the growth of coral reef and marine life. The sculptres sit on the seafloor in water that’s only 28-feet deep, making it perfect for both divers and snorkelers. The place is very mysterious as it is changing every day due to the growth of coral on the statues modifying forms, shapes and colors, so expect a different scene each time you dive this amazing museum.

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‘Diving the museum will be almost like an archaeological discovery,’ says Tailor, who learned to scuba dive after graduating from art school. His goal is to highlight how stunning the underwater world is and to showcase the importance of underwater conservation.

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There are numerous dive operators in Cancun offering day trips to the museum, including PADI Dive Centers like Aqua World, Manta Divers and Scuba Cancun.

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Cancun enjoys warm and sunny climate year-round with water temperatures hovering between 78 to 80 degrees in the winter and 82 to 84 degrees in the summer. However, to avoid frequent rain and sweltering heat, the best time to visit Cancun is during the dry season from November to April.

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