The Cancun Underwater Museum which originally opened in 2010 and enlarged in 2012, once again has something new. Opened on Sept 7 the new Visitors Center is located in the Hotel Zone at Kulkan Plaza. This offers a dry-land venue option, to those who do not dive or snorkel, to see some of the unique sculptures featured in the Underwater Museum, which presently include replicas of 26 of the most popular sculptures by the Artist and eco-sculpturer Jason de Caires Taylor. The MUSA President Roberto Diaz Abraham said he has high hopes for the new center and believes it will be as popular as the museum itself, which welcomes over 87,000 visitors a year.
Also in Sept Jason de Caires Taylor added 11 new sculptures to the "Silent Evolution" gallery, which originally opened in 2010, bringing the total of submerged sculptures to 500 pieces. Each statue is made with material that is safe for the marine life, encourages the formation of coral reefs, and becomes a haven for coral, fish and other sea denizens. It is hoped this will entice visitors to get away from Cancun's delicate natural reefs, helping to preserve them.
Visit the gallery to see views of the many sculptures already underwater, also visit Jason de Caires Taylor recommended site.