Located in the National Marine Park, on the west coast of Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc, the sculpture museum will include 400 statues that will be laid on the seabed over the next 13 months.
The gallery was created by Jaime Gonzalez Cano of The National Marine Park, Roberto Diaz of The Cancun Nautical Association and renowned British underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.
Designed to celebrate the region's Mayan history it is hoped the underwater museum will heighten environmental awareness in the area, by creating an artificial reef in the hurricane hit region.
Laying the first three sculptures this December, the project has been 18 months in the making.
"It has been very challenging," revealed 35-year-old Mr deCaires Taylor.
"It has taken about one-and-a-half years to plan, so to see the sculptures going in is great. It's wonderful seeing the fruits of all the labour."
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