The Manchones Reef is a popular dive spot on Mexico’s Mesoamerican Barrier Reef (also known as the Great Mayan Reef), on the Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo.
Along with remarkable coral formations and diverse marine life, the Manchones Reef area is also home to MUSA, an underwater sculpture museum consisting of 400 life-size sculptures. The figures are designed to encourage coral growth and the site is evolving into a complex reef structure full of fish. The dive is reasonably shallow and suitable for beginners.
Manchones is located about five miles northeast of Cancun, close to Isla Mujeres. Best way to reach it by boat from either Isla Mujeres or Cancun.
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MUSA by Ben Zimmerman