In 2009 artist, Jason deCaires Taylor began his Cancun Underwater Museum project, placing one hundred of statues in the waters of the Cancun National Marine Park. The sculptures, made with a pH-neutral concrete, are meant to promote coral life, as the fire coral planted within the sculptures will eventually cover the entirety of the sculpture–promoting the recovery of the natural reefs as it draws the attention of the visitors from the natural reefs.
There are now over 400 figurative works, with a third stage of the museum beginning this year–involving the sculptural works of local and international artists. In addition, there will be underwater cultural events celebrating the Arts and Science. Check out this video with a brief glimpse of this underwater wonderland.