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Amazing Collection

If you are an underwater adventurer you should not simply stop by - you have to put on your mask... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
keysmike
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Key Largo, Florida
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Well worth the visit! As the tropical storm was washing out most outdoor activities (and diving) I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sharkhunter2010
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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...more
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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are an underwater adventurer you should not simply stop by - you have to put on your mask and move your fins and get here.

Thank keysmike
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review Mike! We love adventurers of all kinds. It defiantly is a great way to learn about diving and experience its history without getting your feet wet!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the visit! As the tropical storm was washing out most outdoor activities (and diving) I took some time to visit this little gem. The museum is small, but packed with interesting exhibits of human's attempts to explore underwater. Includes a variety of diving...More

Thank Sharkhunter2010
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So sorry to hear that your diving got washed out! We are glad you were able to come and explore other aspects of diving. Hopefully you were able to get some diving in, and if not you can come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum exceeded my expectations, because of the organization of the artifacts and information about the artifacts. I learned a great deal about the history of diving, which goes back 5,000 years! This is a must-see for all ages.

Thank Patti C
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Patti! It is crazy to think how long people have been trying to explore under the sea.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed the museum and both my daughter's loved the scavenger hunt. We all had fun looking for the little diver guy throughout the museum. It was a lot more than i expected and very interesting.

Thank Carol F
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Those little divers can be very sneaky! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed the Museum. The scavenger get switched up every so often, so you will have to come back again!

Reviewed 16 September 2018

The name doesn't sound like much, but inside is a lovingly curated selection from the history of diving. The ingenuity of the pioneers, and their courage to venture into the unknown, is amazing. Lots of curious items to see.

Thank Pana-X8
Reviewed 15 September 2018

And still very interesting for non-divers. It isn't the Nation Air & Space Museum but it is an interesting trip through the early attempts at getting underwater and staying there for a while and into the future. I know. My brother and I tried it...More

Thank Recon71
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

That would be really amazing if we could be as large and extensive as the National Air and Space Museum! (I'll keep my fingers crossed for one day) It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Museum and you are more than welcome to inquire...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

The wife and I decided to stop here on a whim. We both dive and since a storm canceled our diving hopes on this vacation, we decided that this should suffice. We are both glad we stopped in. The museum was informative and had plenty...More

Thank cabiel2018
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

We are sorry you had to cancel your dive trip due to the poor weather, but are happy you were able to enjoy the Museum! Hopefully the two of you will be able to come back to the Keys and get to dive soon,

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Great place with lots of history on diving. Great for professional divers as well as the average aficionado. Gift shop has a lot of neat items for sale.

Thank Tresleches
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for the great review! We try to have unique and fun items for sale Museum Store.

Reviewed 3 September 2018

We stopped by here one day and took the tour. It was nice. My wife and I both enjoyed it. I didn't take a long time and got to see a lot of stuff for diving.

Thank scotty116
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for stopping by the Museum and visiting us. It's amazing to see how much history is placed in 3,000 sq feet!

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We didn't expect much but found this museum very interesting and fun. It was well worth the $12 admission. The exhibits were extensive and well-planned. It was a very enjoyable way to beat the FL heat!

Thank Adventurer565257
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

The Museum is a great reprieve from the Florida heat! We are glad you enjoyed visiting the Museum and thank you for the kind review!

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