The Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA) project began when Jason DeCaires Taylor, an English artist teamed up with Jaime Gonzalez, the director of the National Park and Roberto Diaz, then President of the Nautical Association for Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Something had to be done about the damage to the local reef areas.
Hurricanes, tropical storms and mankind were taking their toll on these natural gardens. The three experts came up with the idea of submerging life sized statues in order to create an amazing artificial reef area where coral reef could grow and in which marine life and fish could inhabit and breed. The museum now consists of two ‘salons’ and includes over 460 statues made by Jason and some other local artists.
More info : http://musamexico.org/