The Cancun Underwater Museum is essentially a series of sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor placed underwater off the coast of Isla de Mujeres and Cancun, Mexico. The project began in November 2009 with placement of a hundred statues in shallow waters of the Cancun National Marine Park, which had been previously damaged by storms. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
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 are planned, to be installed by the end of 2010. Snorkeleres, scuba divers, and tourists in glass-bottom boats all visit the underwater installation.