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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Interesting for divers and non divers

Stopped in after passing it by too many times. Should have stopped sooner. I used to dive and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike W
Newport News, Virginia
As a recreational diver, this was interesting and informational

Very neat place with a plethora of historic diving gear. The majority of displays are based on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in after passing it by too many times. Should have stopped sooner. I used to dive and found all the equipment interesting. Even my non diver wife found it interesting to see all the equipment that was used over the years.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very neat place with a plethora of historic diving gear. The majority of displays are based on commercial diving, but were still interesting. A must stop for all divers and history buffs.

Thank scramblerracer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome chronological history of diving. Mostly real pieces with a few that are reproductions. Give yourself plenty of time to read the tons of information that is packed into this place. Recommended if you dive or have any interest in diving.

Thank David N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fascinating museum, with great interactive exhibits. Wonderful history of diving explanations, starting in ancient Greek times up to the present. They also have a great gift shop, full of fun quirky gift ideas for friends and family. Well worth a visit, and the extra...More

Thank 816pamelask
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in at the History of Diving Museum during a week of diving with Islamorada Dive Center for a little surface interval time and inspiration. The museum is heavily weighted toward the development of commercial type diving and has little in the way of...More

Thank pvcole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove by this place a couple of times while on a trip the the Keys. We pulled in on a whim, but it was well worth it. It had AC (always a plus in Florida) and we were in there for at least 2...More

Thank frugalshopper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go on a rainy day. We are both divers and finely got the time to check the place out. The majority of the information is on commercial diving, going way back in history. Amazing to see the apparatus people trusted their lives...More

Thank Audrey M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those really cool museums that are the result of one person's (in this case TWO) passion for something. I am not a diver, but can appreciate the technology and the collection.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 28 September 2017

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