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Museum of Man in the Sea
Ranked #9 of 52 things to do in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum offers exhibits on the history of diving.
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I enjoyed the artifacts and history and it was fun too see actual submarines. Teenager was not as impressed and was abhorred tjat sje didnt get a signal in the building. Closed for needed remodeling April 1 to the 10th I think.

1  Thank Heather E
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We stopped in to check out the outside exhibits when the place was closed and went back a couple days later when it was open, and glad we did! The exhibits inside were very informative and cover the history of diving with plenty of example of the gear used.

It is owned and operated by a non-profit organization and they are doing a great job.

Inside the museum, you can climb into an underwater vehicle and hop in the two driver's seats...if you are limber enough to make it through the entrance door!

It is a very nice small museum, especially if you are into scuba diving or the history working under-the-sea. Mini subs, mine sweeper, SeaLab 1 and may underwater traveling modules and working modules.

You can see about everything you want to in about an hour or so.

1  Thank WilsonP
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

The museum is dedicated to the experience and display of many remarkable diving rigs and deep dive systems used by the U.S. Navy and other entities as well. The refurbishment of the SEALAB 1 habitat is open for viewing and understanding of how men lived on the bottom of the ocean. The volunteers are now in the process of preparing the MK1 Deep Dive System for viewing.

Thank Leland L
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We visited threes museum while on vacation. What a neat place. The teenagers even thought is was cool because they could touch things and try things out. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. Great place!

1  Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We went with our daughter that lives in PCB. She works at the Experimental Dive Unit at the Navy base so it was on our bucket list. It’s dated but considering it’s a nonprofit I could see funding can be an issue for a venue such as this. Very informative and the volunteer was very knowledgeable.

Thank Aron C
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