Cancun Underwater Museum Latest News, recently submerged statues

Cancun recently recieved a few more submerged statues to it’s Underwater Museum.  New artists have joined this Cancun Eco project and Aquaworld assisted in the sinking of new MUSA statues.

Since our last blog about the Cancun Underwater Museum many exciting things have happened

This year has seen the submersion of more sculptures created by 5 artists from 3 different countries.

A life size 8 ton cement replica of the classic Volkswagon beetle. The sculpture is designed specifically to house marine life whilst exploring the significant impact humans have had on our planets ecosystems and the subsequent affects to future generations. The VW beetle or “votcho” as it is known in Mexico is an iconic symbol and the classic shape was still in production until March 2003. Its rounded aerodynamic shape makes it perfectly suited to maintain stability underwater from strong currents and tropical storms.
Una réplica del clásico Volkswagen, a tamaño real y 8 toneladas de cemento.  La escultura está diseñada específicamente para albergar la vida marina y explorar el impacto de los seres humanos en nuestros ecosistemas y la afecta a las generaciones futuras. El VW o “votcho” como se le conoce en México es un símbolo icónico y la forma clásica se encontraba todavía en la producción hasta marzo de 2003. Su forma aerodinámica redondeado hace que sea perfectamente adecuada para mantener la estabilidad bajo el agua de las corrientes fuertes y tormentas tropicales. 

Other impressive sculptures have also since been added to the collection including Roberto Diaz’s ‘Musa Del Oceana’ and Jason DeCaires Taylor’s  ‘La Promesa’.
Otras impresionantes esculturas también han sido añadidos a la colección como RobertoDíaz ‘Oceana Musa Del “y” La Promesa “. 

In November 2011, two new works of art were submerged by Jason.
Time Bomb depicts a collection of bombs and mines designed to support marine life whilst symbolizing the critical future of our reef systems and the countdown of time we have to reverse the increasing worldwide decline. The works also portray the irony of weapons of destruction being used to support and nurture life. The various strata and textures of the constructions are designed to provide habitat space and protected areas for crustaceans and marine species.
Holy Man situated 4metres below the surface is propagated with over 150 fragments of Staghorn Coral (Acropora cervicornis). The coral colony was initially grown from a rescued fragment of “The Gardener of Hope” sculpture and then divided and transplanted onto the Holy Man, which is hoped will increase its coverage and overall biomass of the species.
En noviembre de 2011, dos nuevas obras de arte fueron sumergidos por Jason.
Bomba de tiempo que representa una colección de bombas y minas diseñadas para apoyar la vida marina,  simbolizan el futuro crítico de nuestro sistema de arrecifes y el poco tiempo que tenemos para revertir el deterioro cada vez mayor en todo el mundo. Las obras también retratan la ironía de las armas de destrucción que se utilizan para apoyar y nutrir la vida. Los diversos estratos y las texturas de las construcciones están diseñadas para proporcionar un espacio de hábitat y las áreas protegidas para los crustáceos y especies marinas.

El hombre santo situado 4m debajo de la superficie se propaga con más de 150 fragmentos de coral cuerno  (Acropora cervicornis). La colonia de coral se cultivó inicialmente a partir de un fragmento rescatado de la escultura “El Jardinero de la Esperanza”,  y luego se divide y se trasplanta en el Hombre Santo, que se espera aumentar su cobertura y biomasa total de la especie.

The Cancun Underwater Museum has had worldwide coverage since the project began.  This year the sculptures made an appearance on Discovery Channel’s Mega Mexico – Watch Part 4 and 6 here

El museo subacuático de Cancún ha tenido la cobertura de todo el mundo desde que comenzó el proyecto. Este año las esculturas salieron  en el canal Discovery, el programa Mega Mexico – Ver la parte 4 y 6 aqui

Aquaworld Cancun is a great choice for museum snorkel tours and diving trips.  Contact us now for more information.
Aquaworld Cancún es una gran opción para visitar el museo.  Ofrecemos tours de snorkel y excursiones de buceo. Contactanos ahora para más información. 


Author: Jenny Elliott

Categories: Aquaworld Fun, Around Cancun, CANCUN UNDERWATER MUSEUM, Dive Blogs | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Cancun Underwater Museum Latest News, recently submerged statues

  1. Richard Adamovic

    Saw some of it this past September and can’t wait to get there again in 2012 to see more. AquaWorld has the best crew to dive and fish with! See you all soon!!

  2. Pingback: Underwater Sculpture Art: Jason de Caires taylor | OOO-LaLA!

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