MUSA

July 30, 2015

The first dive of the day was out to MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) just off the Isla Mujeres in Mexico. This was my first dive with AquaWorld and I wasn't even aware we'd be diving the iconic site until we left the dock! The boat left the marina and made it's way across the Nichupte Lagoon to a channel through the mangroves that separates the lagoon from the ocean.

Mangroves

Mangroves

A short trip further north and we arrived at the site. It's relatively shallow at 30 ft. but there's still a bit of a current. The museum has an octagon shaped "entrance" that makes for an easy swim-through. 

MUSA Entrance

Entrance

Reef

Reef

Many of the sculptures speak for themselves.

Buoy

Buoy

Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

Bug

Bug

Some are less self-explanatory, such as the Bankers. Originally these sculptures were known as the Politicians. Naturally their heads are stuck in the sand. However, in recent years, bankers have overtaken politicians as the occupation more deserving of derision. Hence the Politicians were recristened as the Bankers.

The Bankers

The Bankers

The Bankers Rear Angle

The Bankers Rear Angle

Many of the human sculptures have been submerged for years. They've accumulated a lot of coral and other ocean life over time. The result gives them a really very creepy zombie-like appearance.

Sculpture

Sculpture

Sculptures

 Everett

Sculptures

Sculptures

Sculptures

I was extremely happy with the dive. To go from zero expectations to being able to cross MUSA off of my diving bucket list was incredible. From what I can tell online, I've only seen a fraction of the sculptures at the museum. I'd definitely go back to see more.

MUSA


Location: Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Statistics


Dive Number:   107
Bottom Time: 45m
Time In: 9 a.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 30.00 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 0m
Time Out: 9:45 a.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 20.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
 
 
 
 
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:

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