Mexico's rich history and culture has made it a popular destination for those looking for an adventure travel trip. Those who like to explore what's in the water may want to take a plunge into the water off of Cancun and see the new underwater art exhibition.
Spanning 420-square meters, the 403 life-size human sculptures were placed on the sea floor in order to encourage the growth of coral, according to CNN.
The exhibition is called "The Silent Evolution," and was created by Jason deCaires Taylor, a British sculptor and avid scuba diver. He used a special cement mix that will hopefully bring a lush coral reef back to the area.
The exhibit was created to highlight the destruction of the the world's coral reefs, according to the news source.
"It's incredibly interesting working underwater," said deCaires Taylor to the news source. "The colors are different, the light patterns are very different, the atmosphere and mood is otherworldly. The piece takes on a very different tone underwater - it has a lost feel to it and brings up all these questions that you wouldn't have on land."
Visit the underwater art exhibition in Playa del Carmen
Posted on Sunday, Oct. 31st, 2010