Visit the Museum of Underwater Art
The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) is a truly unique experience spent admiring underwater sculptural installations created by Jason deCaires Taylor. These incredible pieces of art capture the culture, natural beauty and rich history of the reef. Guests at Orpheus Island Lodge can explore the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever underwater museum on guided diving tours from the resort.
As you swim from one sculpture to the next, you’ll learn more about the reef and the First Nations people. The museum is also a champion for all the reasons the Great Barrier Reef needs protecting. The Coral Greenhouse in particular spreads the message of reef conservation. It’s home to 20 “reef guardians” breeding coral and attracting various marine animals.
Jason Taylor used natural materials for his sculptures, creating a strong bond between the art and the reef. They also provide new homes for various underwater creatures. The tour includes a private charter to the reef housing the underwater museum.