ISLA MUJERES – MUSA Underwater Museum – Cancun, Mexico

I consider myself to be an enthusiastic scuba diver, albeit a novice one with the occasional dive whenever I am overseas and weather and location permits it! As diving in Adelaide isn’t that great with visibility usually low etc.

On a recent trip to Central America starting in Mexico, I had planned to dive MUSA – which I read about online. We were lucky enough to be able to visit one of the artistic and diving wonders of the world, a vast underwater museum and sculpture off the coast of Isla Mujeres and Cancun, Mexico.

Created by artist Jason deCaires Taylor and other artists, it was utterly surreal to see everyday things and people, 5-10 meters below the water.

Unfortunately, we commenced our dive at the onset of a torrential downpour and after 1 tank we decided to go back to shore. For this series I used a cheap Fuji waterproof camera which cost round $140, if I had my DSLR and underwater housing the image quality would have been vastly different with the added ability of shooting in RAW to edit!

For anyone interested in photographing this, there is currently no facilities in Cancun that offer rental services on underwater housing or specialized cameras. Best to bring your own equipment for now.

If you have time visit Jason’s website, where better photos are taken and not from mycheap underwater camera:)
http://www.underwatersculpture.com/pages/gallery/latest-works.html

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