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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Interesting even if you don't dive

Went here on Sunday as it was raining, great first impression as it was Mother's Day I got free... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lorraine A
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Great museum! A must if your in the Keys!

As a scuba diver, this museum was beyond cool! It has so many artifacts and really takes you down a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joanne F
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Toronto, Canada
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
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+1 305-664-9737
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"amazing collection"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here on Sunday as it was raining, great first impression as it was Mother's Day I got free admission, lots to see with good detail of the history and great to see the diving equipment up close. I would not recommend for children under...More

Thank Lorraine A
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so glad you were able to join us on Mother's Day! We love hearing that non-divers enjoy the Museum as well! It's always great when everyone can find something fun and new to learn at the Museum, regardless of being a diver.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a scuba diver, this museum was beyond cool! It has so many artifacts and really takes you down a journey of the history of diving. Some exhibits are interactive and good for kids. There are some great things to buy as well. Highly recommended!More

Thank Joanne F
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review! We are glad your group was able to enjoy all aspects of the Museum, especially the interactive bits! I have to admit that I always love seeing what we have new at our Museum Store! You can even shop...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was attractive and well laid out so you followed a path through time to see the changes and admire the nerve of the historic divers. There was a wealth of information clearly and concisely written with each display. There were films to watch...More

Thank Annette F
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words and review! To be a early diver you defiantly needed nerves of steel to go through what they did. We try and cater to all age groups by supplying younger children scavenger hunts to involve them with the collection....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A total surprise at how well thought out, maintained, and loaded with interesting dive memorabilia this walk-thru museum is. Not so technical as to bore non-divers, but one family's vast collection of diving related gear, historical information, videos - a true dive buff could spend...More

Thank Claudia N
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you stopped by the Museum! It is amazing even to us how many dive related items we have in our collection. We appreciate you mentioning that the Museum can be enjoyed by everyone not just divers!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum doesn't take long to walk through but it is Very Cool! They have more dive equipment than I have ever seen, including the largest divers helmet collection in the world. If you are a diver you will not want to miss this place.

Thank Lynn F
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Lynn for the rave review! We are glad you enjoyed our collection of dive helmets and other equipment!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Located in Islamorada,in the Florida Keys, this museum covers the world of diving from beginning to today. It started as a lifetime collection by a couple that morphed into a professional complete tribute to diving. As an unbelievable bonus, once a month there are FREE...More

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you for the great review! Our Immerse Yourself! presentations are a very cool opportunity we offer to the public to come and learn about diving and topics related to life underwater. I hope you were able to enjoy one yourself!

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

A delightful stop. Interesting and informative. When we were there they were remodeling. Staff was very friendly and quite knowledgeable. Don't miss this stop on your trip.

Thank Catherine D
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

We are so glad you stopped by while we were updating our exhibits! You will have to come back and see what we have changed on your next visit!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Something different. I was really impressed with the collection and actually learned a lot I did not know.

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

We are glad you were able to learn some new information! Thank you for stopping by and enjoying the collection!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We expected it to be chintzy but it turned out to be a great 'little' museum. The diving helmet exhibit was pretty amazing. Considering how much each helmet must be worth it was really impressive to see that someone had managed to collect so many...More

Thank Sven S
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for the great feedback! Hopefully down the road we will be able to spread out our collection more!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This was a great stop on our drive from Key Largo to Key West. It is amazing how much effort and creativity has been put into ways to explore the deep. This museum has a large, and I mean LARGE, collection of diving helmets from...More

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you Susan for adding us to your stops along the Keys! We are glad that you enjoyed our collection!

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