VW Beetle as a reef at Cancun Underwater Museum

This is just one of Jason de Caires Taylor’s 400 sculptures at the Cancun Underwater Museum at Manchones Reef, Cancun/ Isla Mujeres, Mexico.  It is submerged at a depth of 8m so easily seen when snorkelling or scuba diving in Cancun.

It is a life size 8 ton cement replica of the classic Volkswagon beetle. The sculpture is designed specifically to house marine life whilst exploring the significant impact humans have had on our planets ecosystems and the subsequent affects to future generations. The VW beetle or “vocho” as it is known in Mexico is an iconic symbol and the classic shape was still in production until March 2003. Its rounded aerodynamic shape makes it perfectly suited to maintain stability underwater from strong currents and tropical storms.

The Cancun Underwater Museum’s aim is to create an artificial habitat for the marine life to grow and be protected.

Visit www.cancun.travel for more information on tours to the Cancun Underwater Museum and other exciting things to during your Cancun vacation.

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