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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Cool museum with interesting artifacts

Great way to spend an hour or two on a rainy day in the keys! Very interesting to see how much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
"Do A Decompression Stop At The Diving Museum"

It's been a couple of years since I've been here, and it was time to renew my membership; so a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marc C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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
82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great way to spend an hour or two on a rainy day in the keys! Very interesting to see how much diving has progressed in such a short amount of time.

Thank ScottWoodsVB
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a couple of years since I've been here, and it was time to renew my membership; so a visit was in order! My pet rabbit companion, Narvik; accompanied me. This wonderful place is always a work in progress, and I see new things...More

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum. Well done. Good exhibits. Time well spent learning about the history of diving. Some multi-media exhibits. A great collection of dive helmets from all around the world! I was expecting something a bit tired or not worth the stop, but my husband insisted...More

Thank skn5007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never seen so many Diving hats in my life. An amazing collection. I love how the museum takes you through time to witness the evolution of undersea exploration.

Thank Dharmadb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The website includes a $2 coupon! Reasonably priced for the amount of information they have! Our family did the museum in about an hour, but the experience could be longer if you watch all the videos. Who knew there were so many types of diving...More

Thank Logan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you are not a diver. You will have a good time. We went there one day on our time down there. It was very informant about diving.

Thank LarryMilliken
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

To quote Jacques Cousteau.... We travelled down to the Keys as we had a day to kill before flying out of Miami for dear old Blighty. The very helpful lady at The Visitors centre pointed us to this very wonderful museum (I am a diver...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is a hidden gem with lots of diving equipment to admire, historic facts, interactive activities, and even treasure to see. Definitely a must-see in the Florida Keys

Thank Danny1980_01
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Plan on spending a few hours here, there are so many interesting exhibits and interactive displays, you'll want to see them all.

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 January 2018

If you're not into diving, this probably isn't for you. If you're into diving, be sure to go! The museum had lots of pieces ranging from replicas to originals. Lots of dive gear through the ages, information about the dive pioneers and some hands-on stuff,...More

Thank ohnoitsjlo
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Response from Kim C | Property representative |
Adults $12; Children 5-11 $6; Seniors/Retired Military $11; Students w/ ID $9; Children Under 5 FREE