Friday, September 21, 2012

Cancun Underwater Museum




Cancun Underwater Museum is a series of sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor placed underwater off the coast of Isla de Mujeres and Cancún, Mexico. The project began in November 2009 with placement of a hundred statues in shallow waters of the Cancún National Marine Park, which had been previously damaged by storms.
The sculptures are created with pH-neutral marine concrete and are based on members of the local community. The artist planned the sculptures as artificial reefs with fire coral planted in the initial sculptures. A total of 400 sculptures were installed by the end of 2010.
Snorkeleres, scuba divers, and tourists in glass-bottom boats all visit the underwater installation.

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  2. Great photos of the place, it´s great to see how art and nature live together. Definetly the cancun underwater museum is an obligatory location when vacationing.

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  3. it's really great... how long to build this museum?

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