Last updated on September 17, 2019
Cancun, Q.R. — The development of a new underwater museum is underway in Cancun waters with the creation of arrecife Maya.
The announcement for the new project was made in February when, at a press conference, Ferrat Mancera said it will be a new attraction for the tourist destination.
Iván Ferrat Mancera, president of the Nautical Associates of Cancun, explained that the environmental aspect of the project is being led by oceanologist Pablo Pantoja. He said that with the advice of biologists, they are in the process of making non-extractive use in the area of Meco, an area that we already operate and taking care for 3 years.
Once complete, the underwater museum will consist of three different areas, one will be a Mayan city with different types of ruins that are small replicas that were approved by the National Institute of Anthropology and History.
Another project is an area of many sculptures, of about 90 molds of angels and spectacular cultures. The third is from a company in Monterrey that makes sculptures inside and outside of the water, so we have proposed a submarine snake.
He says that the project “meets the requirements set by the authorities regarding the type of material.”
The new project is called El Meco Underwater Museum and is separate from the current MUSA underwater museum between Cancun and Isla Mujeres.
He says that initially there had been talks that it would be an extension of the Underwater Museum of Cancun (Musa) but there were specific differences with that company so they decided to carry out a similar separate project.
The museum of arrecife Maya (Mayan reef) is in an area 200 meters wide by 800 meters long with a depth of four meters, which will make it more attractive for snorkelers.
“This part will be a snorkel and shallow, only 3 or 4 meters deep so the snorkeler will be able to interact with the sculptures and be very close. You will be able to take pictures,” he said.
In the same way, he commented that these sculptures will be designed so that they can generate algae so fish can use them as a refuge.