MUSAN has been inaugurated in Ayia Napa in August. The public now has access to dive this Underwater Museum through a registered Dive Centre inforamtion can be found on the MUSAN Website or by contacting us directly.
"Entering the forest from the shore end, visitors will drift through the artwork absorbing the natural beauty all around them, creating an ephemeral experience for scuba divers and snorkelers to explore an alternative underwater universe where marine life takes centre stage, a portal beneath the ocean.
Tall organic structures will rise up from the seabed to stand at over eight metres tall, creating the ideal habitat to encourage the aggregation of fish.
Distributed within the museum and amongst the organic structures, a series of figurative sculptures lie in wait to be discovered by the visitor. Acknowledging the heritage of Cyprus, the figurative sculptures within the museum will consider a magical, mystical, other worldly style, combining traditional sculptural formations with a contemporary design.
Marine Life in the Mediterranean has been depleted over the course of many years and the development of Marine Parks throughout the area are hoped to help tackle this problem.
The Sculptures in the MUSAN Museum are sited within the Marine Protected Area at Pernera Beach in Ayia Napa, close to the Kyrenis Shipwreck. The Sculptural forest is designed to replicate a terrestrial Forest and become a focal point for Fishlife. Already we are beginning to see the colonisation of the Scultures with small schools of fish
All the materials used for the MUSAN Sculptures are created from pH neutral materials, so as not to interfere with the natural environment.
Among the sculpted trees children can be seen playing. They remind us of our need for the natural world as a place to explore, discover and fire our imaginations. The forest children, camera in hand as they play hide-and-seek in the woods, point their lenses at the human race. They hope for a future in which the mystery and magic of nature will return. The need to re-wild our oceans is as pressing as the need to re-establish our connection to the natural world.
Of course Art is Subjective as opposed to Objective, which means divers can find their own interpretation of these Underwater Sculptures. My personal understanding from these underwater figures of children pointing their Social Media cameras at the older generation of fat cats in their suits is that they are being held to account for the damage they have inflicted. They have sacrificed our planet for money and they will be judged!
For 2021, the Ayia Napa Municipality did not levy any fees to dive the MUSAN Underwater Sculpture Museum but we believe that this will come into effect from 2022. We believe it will be around €10 per diver and this Park Fee will be used to maintain the Sculpture Park, improve access and to Enforce the no fish policy of the Marine Protected Area but we are currently waiting for an announcement to be made.
The Museum of Underwater Sculptures in Ayia Napa is not available for first time divers. Certified Divers will love the unique experience of diving amongst this underwater forest, here in Ayia Napa.
However, we have a DISCOVER AND EXPLORE CYPRUS SCUBA DIVING PACKAGE available to allow those without certifications to visit MUSAN as Scuba Divers.
The DISCOVER AND EXPLORE CYPRUS SCUBA DIVING PACKAGE is a two dive adventure, which begins at the Dive Centre, where we brief the divers on the dive equipment, how to look after your airspaces and communication underwater with your instructor.
We then head to a shore based dive site, Green Bay, where you can get comfortable with breathing and being underwater on an amazing scuba dive with turtles and lots of other fish
After this first amazing dive, you can discuss with your instructor your level of comfort and ability on the first dive and head to MUSAN for dive 2, where you can either scuba dive or snorkel and free dive this amazing museum, depending on your choices with the instructor.
The price for this Experience is €150 and will include free photos and videos of your Diving Experience with us. Get in touch to book your slot now.
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