Cancun Underwater Museum
The Cancun Underwater Museum, also known as “Musa” was probably one of the most interesting dives that I have ever done. The underwater statues and the journey is the same as traveling through a regular museum but underwater. If you have never been scuba diving, then this is an easy dive since the Underwater Museum is only 30ft deep. I would not suggest snorkeling unless you are really afraid to dive. The best part of the Underwater Museum is getting up close to the statues.
Underwater Museum Tips
- The Underwater Museum is open everyday
- Contact a dive company to schedule your trip to the museum
- It is a two tank dive. You will dive the Musa and then a reef nearby
- The cost is on average $80 USD which includes equipment
- Do not forget your PADI id card. They dive companies will ask for it.
Underwater Museum Experience
I wanted to give a great play by play so you guys know what to expect when you dive the Underwater Museum. I had no idea what to expect on this trip. My expectations were based on photos that I saw on Pinterest. I contacted Scubatotal Cancun which was an awesome dive operator. Their divemaster Aldo was one of the nicest and most helpful people that I have ever met. Aldo put all of my equipment on the boat for me and then explained that the dive site was about 20 minutes or so away. Below is the boat that took us there. There are larger boats but I noticed the majority are similar to the below.
Lucky for us it started storming as soon as we got out in the bay for our journey to the Musa. We had a great group of people so it ended up being a fun time even though everyone was getting poured on! Once we got to the Musa it calmed down. We got our dive equipment on and jumped into the water. Below are some of the amazing underwater statues that we saw. One of my favorites is the car!
This is one of my favorite photos of the statue with the coral outlining the head.
I also got a great shot of the large crowd of statues from above.
These are just a few of the amazing things that I saw at the Musa. Next on the list was a reef dive. I saw some sharks and a bunch of sea turtles!
All in all it was an amazing experience. When we got back Aldo washed off all of my equipment for me and put everything in my back. The task that is my least favorite part of any dive. I was so grateful and highly recommend this trip for all you adventure junkies out there! If you have any questions feel free to comment on this page.