An Eerily Unique Underwater Museum

An Eerily Unique Underwater Museum

 
The Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA), located off the coast of Mexico's Riviera Maya, is the world's largest underwater museum. More than 400 life-like sculptures rest eerily on the ocean floor.
These ocean floors have become an exhibition space to house enigmatic sculptures -- commentaries on the transience of human existence, our relationship with nature, the power of the sea and its capacity for regeneration.
It is meant to be an "art of conservation," made with marine-grade cement. The statues eventually become covered in algae and coral to make for a stunning sight. Each sculpture holds special nooks and crannies that help to support the breeding of marine life while providing a safe habitat.



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Composed of over 500 life-sized sculptures, MUSA offers incredible sculptures hidden 28 feet below the ocean's surface. That means that the only way it can be explored is by diving or snorkeling.
 
Till we get to that, we have to do with this incredible footage.
 
 
The fantastic collection is just the initial phase of a project created by the renowned, visionary British underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. The project began in 2009 as an effort to draw attention to the endangered Mesoamerican Reef (the second-largest barrier reef in the world.)
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