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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Better than I thought

For a little museum it was packed with goodies!!! My husband and I spent over an hour there!! And... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Colleen R
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Rockaway, New Jersey
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Not for a non-diver

We went here trying to kill some time in an activity out of the heat. It was interesting just... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Matthew T
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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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
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

For a little museum it was packed with goodies!!! My husband and I spent over an hour there!! And it was reasonably price!

1  Thank Colleen R
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We went here trying to kill some time in an activity out of the heat. It was interesting just because I have an appreciation for history and what they had done, but as my wife and I have never done anything more than snorkeling, we...More

Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

what a find fun or all! educational FASCINATING amazing collection of diving equipment with reproductions when originals did not exist. I recommend exploring tis place

1  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

A very interesting museum rich with artifacts and interesting displays. There are a few areas of interactivity. Gives you a nice overview into the history of diving and touches upon sunken treasure expeditions in the area. Only one member of our group is an actual...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

We dropped in here to beat the temp in the Keys in August but found the museum very informative and fun to go through. As divers we found the history very interesting. Some of these early divers were either very brave or very stupid -...More

1  Thank Teri F
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while on a leisurely 6 day trip thru the FL keys. This place occupied an entire building that is the result of a lifetime of interest in diving. Hard to believe one can accumulate so much great " stuff" pertaining to the diving...More

1  Thank rkhcph
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and i had a wonderful morning at the history of diving museum. So much history and so many great photo opportunities so don't forget your camera! If you have a couple hours and want to learn some history this is the place for...More

1  Thank Jami L
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum great for kids and adults. Who knew about the history of man's quest to go deep into the oceans, not me. Add to your list of stops as you meander your way down US 1. So much to see and do before Key...More

1  Thank WillIGoBack
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

This museum was great. You could tell there were many thousands of ours a month that go into keeping the place running, upgrading the exhibits, and keeping the place looking sharp. Its a great place to look, learn, and touch very important history from the...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a great collection of diving memorabilia. The history of diving is very interesting and there are some great artifacts. Even if you are not into diving, you will enjoy this museum and it doesn't take too long to go through.

1  Thank MD S S
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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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