Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkeling Tour

Underwater Museum Cancun - MUSA Snorkeling and 3 Different Spots

What: Cancun Underwater Museum snorkeling tour + other 3 spots

When: Everyday at 9:00am, 12:00pm and 2:30 pm.

Who: Family-friendly Cancun MUSA snorkeling tour. Minimum age 6+. No experience needed

How long: 2 hours in the water + 1.5 briefing and transport

Where: Door to door transportation is included from Cancun Hotel Zone or downtown.

Why: Save big while elevating your Cancun Underwater museum snorkeling experience adding 3 snorkeling spots for the same price.

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Price: $ 60.00 USD

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Besides admiring the beautiful Cancun Underwater Museum in Punta Sam, swim with turtles, enjoy a reef snorkeling and explore a shipwreck covered by coral. Everything during the same tour!

Elevate your MUSA Cancun Underwater museum snorkeling experience adding 3 snorkeling spots for the same price.

Cancun Underwater museum facts

The Cancun Underwater Museum known as MUSA is a non-profit organization focused to the art of conservation.

The Underwater Museum Cancun was created with the goal of saving the nearby coral reefs (damaged by tourists, anchors, and divers ) by providing an alternative destination.

The museum has a total of 500 sculptures, most by the British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, plus 5 Mexican sculptors. It was officially opened in November 2010.

The Cancun Underwater Museum is one of the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial art attractions in the world, visited by more than 100,000 visitors yearly on an average.

The Underwater statues used a new technique and material for coral to grow on (made with pH-neutral cement, coral, seaweed, and algae are able to grow). The statues also have holes in them, which allow marine wildlife to colonize and feed off the coral.

The layout is divided into 3 stages called Salon Manchones, Salon Nizuc and Salon Punta Sam, where our tour is enjoyed.

The best way to enjoy Cancun Underwater Museum in Punta Sam is snorkeling, since the statues are landed only 9 ft. deep. In warm and calm water, just as the rest of our tour (4 different snorkeling spots.)

Underwater Museum Cancun, Punta Sam’s Gallery

Blessings

6 hands representing a latin symbol that wish the good for everyone. The statues were posed in a big circle looking to represent a bless from Cancun to the entire world.

The sculptures were created by Elier Amado Gil, a cuban artist.

The blessings Underwater museum in Cancun Underwater Museum of Art

Vestiges

This gallery is a desperate call of attention for everyone! Admire a man, a woman and a human fetus, representing the fossils that will be found in the future, when the humanity will get extinct.

Artificial reefs Cancún National Marine Park Visit The Underwater Exhibits

Tour details:

Enjoy a 4-in-1 guided MUSA snorkeling tour (including Cancun Underwater Museum): swim with turtles, discover underwater statues, snorkel on a full-of-sea-life reef and a shipwreck!

Have you ever wanted to visit MUSA, but would like something else besides underwater statues? We've heard you, enjoy 4 completely different habitats in the same tour!

1st area: reef snorkeling on a perfectly well-conserved coral reef, full of sea life. Snorkel with thousands of colorful fish!

2nd area: 2 art galleries of Cancun underwater museum (MUSA). Discover astonishing underwater statues.

3rd area: let’s swim with sea turtles on their natural habitat. 98% of the times we manage to find from 1-5 turtles!

4th area: explore a shipwreck covered by coral surrounded by white sand, you'll feel on a natural pool. Fishes, lobsters, crabs and turtles loves this place too.

  • Shipwreck Cancun snorkeling tour
  • Coral Reef
  • MUSA
  • Art in the sea
  • Wonderful marine reef in Cancun

Inclusions:

  • Downtown) on a private comfortable air-conditioned brand new van with a capacity of 10-14 people.
  • Complete snorkeling gear: Special snorkeling life vest, mask, snorkel, and fins in perfect condition. Masks with prescription and the brand-new easybreath snorkeling masks (ideal for kids and non-swimmers) are also available with no extra cost.
  • Short and useful briefing-lesson: Before getting on board, people with few or no snorkeling experience are invited to take a short but useful lesson on shallow waters. You will be taught to wear the equipment properly, swim with fins, breath through the snorkel, to defog the mask and other useful tips that will make your experience much more enjoyable
  • Total Snorkel Cancun qualified and friendly english speaking guides
  • 4 snorkeling spots (Cancun reef snorkeling, Cancun underwater museum snorkeling, swim with turtles and shipwreck snorkeling)
  • Bottled water, shower, towels and lockers
  • Passenger insurance

Not included:

  • Dock fee and reef conservation tax (total $10.00 USD per person). Payable at check-in
  • Tips (optional)
  • Vestiges
  • Explore the Shipwreck in Cancun
  • Corals, Fish and more in Cancun
  • The Best Family Experience

Departures:

  • Tours run daily, 3 schedules per day: 9:00, 12:00 am and 2:30 pm
  • Pick up by our transportation service for snorkeling cancun hotel zone, depends on the location of your hotel, and will be sent to you by email once you complete your booking.
  • Our transportation service will bring you to our Marina, where you will be welcomed and gave a short and useful briefing-lesson. Showers, towels and lockers are available at the marina.

What to bring?

  • Swimsuit, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, dry clothes, towel, and cash.
  • (+10$ per person for the Dock fee)

Difficulty

  • People who snorkel with us range from all ages and skill levels, there is no experience needed.
  • Special attention for non-swimmers: We're experts turning your anxiety into joy. If you or a relative are beginners or non swimmers, you can still enjoy this snorkel adventure. A guide will stay on the side the whole time wearing a life preserver where the non-swimmer can hold from, personalized attention during briefing-lesson is offered, and of course a life jacket.
  • An “Extraction" service is available in case you get dizzy : the marina is located only 1 mile away from the reef a boat will take you to land within minutes!

Price: $ 60.00 USD + ($10.00 USD per person for the Dock fee and reef conservation tax)

Tour Itinerary

This 2-hour snorkeling tour will give you the opportunity to explore 4 areas:

1st area: Cancun Reef Snorkeling “El Meco Coral Reef”

Discover the wonderful coral of “El Meco” with an 8-12 feet depth surrounded by plenty of fish schools. Let the coral reef fill you with wonder in one of the be st-conserved spots in the Great Mayan Reef. You may enjoy the first turtle encounter in this area!

2nd area: Cancun underwater museum MUSA snorkeling

Located at a sea floor area surrounded by sea grass, the perfect spot where sea turtles feed. Snorkeling is the best way to visit the 2 submarine art galleries:

"The blessings"

It is a set with 6 statues representing a latin symbol that wish the good for the people

They are located in a big circle looking out because they bless from Cancun to the entire world.

"Aquarium Family"

A man, a woman and a human fetus, representing the fossils that will be found in the future, when the humanity will get extinct. It is a call of attention to the conservation for preserving the human existence.

3rd area: Swim with turtles in Cancun

This spot is home to sea turtles, 96-98% chances to see from 1-5 turtles! We might also see and swim with rays. When was the last time you had the chance to swim with ​marine ​turtles on their natural habitat?

4th area: Shipwreck Cancun snorkeling tour

The ONLY snorkeling tour in Cancun over a shipwreck.

Float on the ghostly remains of a shipwreck that occurred decades ago while you search for exotic fish and colorful coral formations among its structure. Discover how a powerful hurricane plunged the boat into the bottom of the sea in 1988.

IMPORTANT: Bad Weather Warranty-Full Refund

Our tour is weather dependent. Mother Nature nearly always cooperates. On days of inclement weather, enjoy your snorkel activity another day or if you prefer your money back.

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More details:
  • Our Cancun Underwater Museum snorkeling tour has a duration of 2.5 hours approximately. Consider 1 additional hour for transportation.
  • Our Cancun MUSA snorkeling tour is friendly for people who do not know how to swim or have little or no experience! You can enjoy the tour as we offer life jackets, our trained guides will give you personalized attention and help in every moment. The guides will have a lifeguard where you can support yourself. Finally, we have masks that cover the face completely, so you will not have to breathe through the tube.
  • If you do not want to do the activity and just want to go as a companion on the boat you just need to make a prior reservation and pay the cost for it. The companion can be in the boat at all times with the other Total Snorkel crew, the crystal clear water will allow to observe everything that happens during the tour.
  • Total Snorkel Cancun have no restrictions on cameras or any device for capturing photos or video, however we can not be held responsible if they are damaged or lost at sea. If you want to have the best memories of your Snorkel tour in Cancun, we recommend you to get our package of photos and video. You will be able to see the incredible images we have taken for you before you decide to buy it.
  • Total Snorkel Cancun provides lockers with key so you can save your belongings safely, so the only thing you will have to worry about is to enjoy the tour.
  • In Total Snorkel Cancun service and safety are our top priorities. Groups will be kept small (max.10 people) in order to offer you the best service. If you’re a larger group we can handle it under special request (at least 3 days in advance).

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