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Wonderful Museum for All

We stopped in on a rainy day, which seemed to be quite busy for them, and the staff was able to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
elizabethfhill1996
Good museum even for non-divers

This was a very interesting museum to visit even though we aren’t divers. Gives a good history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JPIL2014
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
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All reviews rainy day amazing collection scavenger hunt interactive displays non divers on display self guided tour gift shop all ages well worth the visit great stop worth a stop few hours key west helmets information technology
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in on a rainy day, which seemed to be quite busy for them, and the staff was able to handle the crowd beautifully. This museum has the entire history of diving, from freediving for pearls to rudimentary attempts to prolong time underwater all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very interesting museum to visit even though we aren’t divers. Gives a good history of diving and makes it interesting at the same time. This is a good attraction to visit on a rainy day.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JPIL2014
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review! We are glad you were able to enjoy and appreciate the Museum even though you aren't divers. There is always something for people to enjoy here.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful collection of artefacts, so much to see in one location. Worth a stop so see and learn about the story of diving. It was on my list of things to do and it did not disappoint.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank loulou72016
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! It is a nice break to take while driving down to Key West or on your way back up. We are glad you crossed it off your list.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ignore the low star reviews, these guys have a STUNNING collection of antiques from the past few hundred years. Well organized, clean, innovative hands on exhibits. I wish I had brought my camera, the lighting was good and I would have loved to share it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Plasticity93
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really appreciate your wonderful review! It is a shame you didn't have your camera, but luckily people share images of the Museum on our Facebook and our Google page. Our Retail Manager loves to find unique gifts for any type of water enthusiast!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've passed this museum a few times enroute to Islamorada for fishing/diving trips. I recently had a couple of hours to kill between a morning dive and an evening dive with Key Dives in Islamorada, so I figured visiting the Dive Museum would be a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stevenbR3378JM
Kim C, Front Office Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, Steven. We love hearing about how much people learn while walking through our exhibits. In fact, one of our founders recently won an international NOGI award for her contribution to education in the diving world. We're glad you decided...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent more than 2 hours in the museum and another hour in the gift shop! So much dive equipment and wonderful stories of divers thru history. Not a lot of walking as stuff is PACKED into the relatively small building. Well worth a visit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 51cathier
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love hearing how much people enjoyed the Exhibits and Museum Store! Thank you for the kind words and remember, we have an online store with majority of our items too.

Reviewed 15 February 2019

I have driven by a few times on the way down the Keys and always thought it wouldn't be this awesome. WRONG ! The exhibit is massive and well laid out. As a former UDT diver, I saw some familiar things, some of which I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OkieDukie
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are glad you finally didn't drive by, but dived in! It's great to hear you were able to see some of your UDT gear which we have incorporated into the commercial and military exhibits. We hope you will stop by again on your next...More

Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Even for those that doesn’t dive, it’s a great museum. I am a scuba diver so it was great to see and touch some of the old gears. I was amazed by how old humans started to explore and create gears for the underwater. Somethings...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ArturHH
Kim C, Guest Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Thank you for your kind review, Arthur. We're glad you enjoyed exploring our exhibits! It is definitely amazing to see what people have done through the ages in an attempt to explore and work under the sea.

Reviewed 13 February 2019

We stayed overnight in Islamorada and were going to visit the Theatre of the Sea. It was expensive and was going to take too much time. We decided to visit the Dive Museum and it was well worth it. If you thought you saw some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard G
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Thank you for the great review Richard! It is neat how many movies use diving equipment in them!

Reviewed 13 February 2019

This museum though small is so packed with history you will be blown away. It is interactive and I saw kids moving through the museum with a check list of things to find - think scavenger hunt! We were there about 1 1/2 and saw...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Theresa Z
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review Theresa! It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the Museum.

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