underwater sculpture garden

Always on the lookout for unusual garden sculptures to share with you, I came across what I believe to be one of the most beautiful sculpture gardens around. Devoid of the usual outdoor elements of sound and smell all you are left with is sight and the muffled sounds of underwater life.



In the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc an underwater world exists know as the MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte). British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has created over 450 permanent life-size figures, made from specialized materials which in time have helped promote coral and other sea life to mulitpy and flourish.
The Museum's aim was to create a complex coral reef to increase biomass on a grand scale. Art and Science working in pure harmony!

images via Jason deCaries Taylor


  1. I suppose it is in Greece or i'm wrong? It must be so exciting diving and suddenly....absolutely stunning.

    1. It is actually in Cancun Mexico. The idea of the project was to pull divers away from the more sensitive underwater areas by creating an underwater museum of sorts that more would be inclined to visit. Thank you for stopping by, I am glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Thanks for the excellent contribution to the discussion.I love this image it's beautiful I set it as my background!
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  3. Great post, thanks for providing information about this underwater sculpture garden.