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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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An unexpected delight

We visited the diving museum on the day we needed to stay out of the sun. It is amazing with not... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
TracyPD
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Islamorada, Florida
Interesting Museum

Didn't know that the history of diving went back as far as it did. The museum has very neat diving... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Rick K
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Des Moines, Iowa
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rainy day” (32 reviews)
“scavenger hunt” (19 reviews)
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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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We visited the diving museum on the day we needed to stay out of the sun. It is amazing with not only the history of diving but a world of information about our seas and life in the seas. The diving equipment that has been...More

Thank TracyPD
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your review Tracy! So glad you stopped in and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Didn't know that the history of diving went back as far as it did. The museum has very neat diving helmets and a lot of information. Worth a stop if it is raining or just want to cool down for a little while.

Thank Rick K
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your response! We are pleased you decided to "Dive In". Please stop and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the museum. They had a scavenger hunt for the kids which kept them interested the whole time. We would recommend it.

Thank Cyberjerm
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for your visit and the 5 stars review!

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This museum was recommended by another tourist. I was supposed to go parasailing, but it ended up raining because of a tropical storm, so I wasn't able to parasail. My review will make more sense if I tell you that I'm a scuba diver and...More

Thank Blair A N
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Blair, thank you for taking the time to really enjoy all the museum has to offer. Things happen for a reason and although your plans were altered it seemed to have worked out for the best! Enjoy the booklets for you classroom and come visit...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome Time. Boy's had fun with the scavenger hunt. My boys did not want to go at first but once they got inside they found it very interesting. Got the opportunity to meet dr. James Miller it diving Legend.

Thank Ted S
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thanks for your great review Ted! We are so happy the boys liked it after all and it's terrific that they got a chance to meet Dr. Miller. We hope you will come visit again!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Our family was impressed with the themed and interactive exhibits in the History of Diving Museum.... especially the large collection of international diving helmets and artifacts. It's amazing to see the ingenuity of early divers and follow the evolution of diving! I recommend visiting to...More

Thank islandjo2010
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your great review! Please come visit again when you can!

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Worth it, very informative. Took about a hour and could've spent more time. Great stuff, also had some interactive exhibits

Thank Tom C
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your review Tom! We look forward to your visit again!

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

History of Diving Museum is a great getaway, especially on a rare rainy day in the Keys. This is a wonderful and educational collection of historic diving memorabilia, equipment, and narratives. Did I mention that it was most enjoyable?

Thank Mcalibo1
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We're really happy you enjoyed it!! Thank you for your great review!

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Super exciting to see the passion of diving and it's history on display. For me, as a female Scuba diver, awesome to see the contribution by women in diving! Active duty personnel and their families are welcomed for free certain times of the year-veterans save...More

Thank Amy K
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

What a great review Amy! Thank you so much!! We love to update our exhibits, so come back and visit again when you can.

Reviewed 24 July 2017

My dad and I are both scuba divers, so we were both pretty excited to see this museum. We were not disappointed. There are tons of artifacts located in this museum. Multiple dive helmets, suits, and illustrations cover the walls. The panels are filled with...More

Thank Alextravels2799
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks Alex for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed it!! If you liked our gift shop, you can always shop online too!

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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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