“Entendimiento” (The Understanding), a cluster of figures kneeling around the sacred fire is the latest group of sculptures to be submerged in the Cancun Underwater Museum of Art and it will soon be joined by two more art works: Zoe and Bendicion (The Blessing), out of a waiting list of 16 that are ready for exhibition.

The work of artist Eliezer Amado Gil, Entendimiento is now on display in its new watery home at Punta Nizuc. It is a new attraction for visitors arriving on the wave runner jungle tour who will see the statues as they snorkel in the reef park.

The Cancun Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA) already has more than 500 sculptures for snorkelers and divers to admire and there is room for at least 846 more in the Manchones and Punta Nizuc galleries.

In addition to their message of art, the sculptures have become a habitat for fish, lobsters, corals, sponges and anemones and are slowly being transformed into living reefs.

If you would like to visit the Cancun Underwater Museum of Art during your next trip, contact Thomas More Travel for details of snorkeling and scuba trips.