Visitors can explore the world-famous submerged exhibit with Krystal Cancun Timeshare this summer.
Museums – for some vacationers this means long walks along marble paths through halls lined with old paintings. For more adventurous travelers, Krystal Cancun Timeshare recommends traveling to Cancun this summer to dive a bit deeper into what a museum could be.
According to Krystal Cancun Timeshare, the Cancun Underwater Museum, or MUSA, is a non-profit museum with nearly 500 sculptures in three different galleries. What makes this museum different? While there is one land-based gallery, two of the galleries are submerged off the coast of Cancun at depths ranging between 9 and 20 feet.
The “Silent Evolution” is one of the exhibits. The first part of this exhibit is the sculptures themselves that are underwater. The second part evolves over time: what nature does to sculptures and how the coral will grow and a new reef will form.
Lead sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor took 18 months and 120 tons of concrete, sand, and gravel to create this environmentally friendly project. Taylor and five other Mexican artists created their sculptures with pH-neutral marine concrete and some corals were planted both on and nearby the initial sculptures. Any possibly harmful chemicals on the statues were washed off before they were placed underwater so as not to harm the water, animals or reef.
The statues of this collection, Krystal Cancun Timeshare says, show humans interacting with the environment around them in two different ways:
1. How humans can live with nature and make a workable future between the two
2. How humans have damaged nature and the coral reefs, and show no sympathy
DeCaires Taylor made each statue of this artificial reef to resemble members of a local fishing community. The statues range from a little girl looking up to the surface to six business men with their heads in the sand. The idea is for the statues to show some humans actually seeing and embracing the surroundings while others pay no attention.
The best part is that the appearance of the sculptures is meant to change over time as the coral grows and marine life colonies thrive. According to Krystal Cancun Timeshare, this means that if a person visits the museum once a year, it may look a bit different each time. Already some of the figures are covered with algae. Others statues have some beautiful reef formations that distort their facial features into something surreal.
Snorkelers and tourists visiting the Underwater Museum via a glass-bottom boat can get a decent view from above, but Krystal Cancun Timeshare recommends visitors come with their diving certificate. Scuba diving to the museum is the best way to fully immerse oneself in the world deCaires Taylor and the other artists have tried to create.
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