The MUSAN underwater sculpture museum opened in August 2021 and is a completely unique underwater experience. This site located at a depth of up to 10 metres just off shore at Pernera Beach Ayia Napa, aims to work in harmony with nature and to create new habitats for marine life. The creation of world famous artist Jason de Caires Taylor the site is open for certified divers daily.
Musan is open to certified divers only. Visitors are required to be certified scuba divers (eg, NAUI Iso level 2, Padi / SSI / SDI / RAID Open water, CMAS 1 star or equivalent) by any of the internationally recognised certifying organizations (PADI, NAUI, CMAS, RAID, SSI, SDI or equivalent). Visitor numbers are strictly limited with bookings only accepted through authorised diving schools. We have the opportunity to offer diving to Musan through our preferred dive school which must be booked at least 7 days in advance..
Available from April to October. Please book at least 7 days in advance.
Pick up from hotels in the Ayia Napa and Protaras areas is available. Please note: You must bring your PADI/SSI certification with you to be verified before you can dive. Available on demand, weather permitting and subject to availability. Dive times cannot be guaranteed as there are strict visitor numbers so we ask that you be flexible with your dive times. Please select your date and we will confirm the available times after. Please book at least 7 days in advance.
Dive times cannot be guaranteed so we ask that you be flexible and we will confirm what times are available after you have booked your date.
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. Stretching for a total of one hundred and seventy metres from entrance to exit the museum will offer both divers and snorkelers an experience that will last an hour. The configuration of the sculptures within the museum will follow the topography of the seabed sitting within the open expanse of sand situated South of Pernera Beach.
A collection of submarine figurative sculptures dispersed amongst a series of sculpted organic trees and subterranean plants will create the World’s first underwater forest. A symbol to enhance the story of Ayia Napa’s newly created Marine Protected Zone, whilst acknowledging the deforestation practices of the past. The narrative questions if the next generation will reinterpret the symbiotic relationship between mankind and nature to provide a better balance in favour of nurturing fragile ecosystems, highlighting how positive human intervention in the oceans can shape a more sustainable and productive future.
What is Included
What is Not Included
You will be required to complete a health questionnaire before you dive.
Not wheelchair accessible.
You must leave at least 12 hours between diving and flying
Pick up from hotels in Ayia Napa and Protaras areas is available at a small charge
Dives times vary and are subject to change.
You must provide proof of PADI / SSI certification for verification before you dive.
Itinerary of this activity is subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions or reasons beyond our control.
All indicated times are approximate and subject to change.
We must have a minimum of two people for the dive. If you are a single diver please contact us for availability.
Your place needs to be pre booked with MUSAN through the local authority by our dive partners. Once this has been completed we will confirm your booking.
You will need to come to the dive centre before the date of your booking to complete the paperwork and choose suitable suits and boots.
To scuba dive safely, you must be in good general health and not be extremely overweight. Your respiratory and circulatory systems and body air spaces, such as your sinuses, must be normal and healthy. Pregnant women and people with heart trouble, a current cold or congestion, epilepsy, active asthma, a severe medical problem, or who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, should not dive. If taking prescription medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program and if possible obtain a doctor’s note to say you are fit to scuba dive.
If you arrive for your discover scuba diving session under the influence of alcohol your dive will be cancelled and you will not receive a refund.
You will not be able to dive if you have any of the following conditions: ear infection, ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance, a history of ear or sinus surgery, cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis, a history of respiratory problems, severe attacks of hay fever or allergies, or lung disease, a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery, active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis, currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities, behavioural health, mental or psychological problems or a nervous system disorder, are you or could you be pregnant, over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke, a history of colostomy, heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery, high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure, bleeding or other blood disorders, diabetes, seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them, back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery, fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia).