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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Unassuming museum delivers! Well worth a visit!

While not scuba diving or charter fishing, we decided to visit the diving museum on a bit of a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sean M
Loved the helmet section

If you are not a diver, this museum may not be as interesting. My girlfriend and I both dive so we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrick C
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Baltimore, Maryland
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The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving. We tell the international story of man's attempts to explore, understand, and venture under the sea. We also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this story. The Florida Keys History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution focused on the Story of Man's Quest to Explore Under the Sea. The majority of the Museum's artifacts have been provided through the generous support of its founders, Drs. Joe and Sally Bauer, who hold one of the largest collection of historic diving equipment and research documents in the world.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While not scuba diving or charter fishing, we decided to visit the diving museum on a bit of a whim. We ended up spending a solid hour or 1.5 hours slowly walking through the museums exhibits reading the history placards at just about each stop....More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are not a diver, this museum may not be as interesting. My girlfriend and I both dive so we liked the museum. The museum tries to show the origins of diving and the evolution of modern day diving equipment. We especially loved the...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a diver so I was not impressed. I suppose if you are into diving you would find it more exciting. There is a lot of really old equipment so it we cool to see how far we have come.

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly a hidden gem - if you are at all into diving, the evolution of technology and human adventure then you must do this museum. The stories and examples of early diving efforts are ingenious and fascinating to see (and crazy!). The scavenger...More

Thank Planegator
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This place exceeded our expectations. It is a must stop when traveling up or down the keys. They have ALOT of diving history and artifacts. The collection of diving helmets from around the world is amazing. Totally worth the price. For the looks on the...More

Thank ilykw
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Up front - we didn't go into the museum, but visited the gift shop only. That alone was worth the stop - lots to look at, employees to chat up, etc.

1  Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This place looks tiny from the outside, but once you step inside, you are in for quite a treat. If you have any questions about how the sport began or the development of scuba, this is the place to get your answers. I am a...More

1  Thank HappyGuest15
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you Happy Guest!! We are so pleased you liked our museum and especially the exhibit featuring Matt Johnston! Please come visit us again!

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and so helpful especially with where to eat locally. I was amazed the artifacts and the history that was shared. I will come back again. Fascinating!!!

Thank NatselMGMT
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your review!! We are always happy to help and we look forward to your visit again!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

What a great job of collecting, preserving and displaying the tools of the trade of diving, well done.

Thank Stully46
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you so much!! Thank you for your visit!!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We really enjoyed the trip through diving history. I had no idea how far back diving history went! It was a great mix of military diving, recreational diving, and commercial diving, and fun to see how each evolved. I would definitely recommend for divers.

Thank Anne M
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your review Anne! We hope you will visit us again soon!

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Adults $12; Children 5-11 $6; Seniors/Retired Military $11; Students w/ ID $9; Children Under 5 FREE
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