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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Once more into the murky depths....

To quote Jacques Cousteau.... We travelled down to the Keys as we had a day to kill before flying... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
via mobile
A must-see!

This museum is a hidden gem with lots of diving equipment to admire, historic facts, interactive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caracas, Venezuela
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To quote Jacques Cousteau.... We travelled down to the Keys as we had a day to kill before flying out of Miami for dear old Blighty. The very helpful lady at The Visitors centre pointed us to this very wonderful museum (I am a diver...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a hidden gem with lots of diving equipment to admire, historic facts, interactive activities, and even treasure to see. Definitely a must-see in the Florida Keys

Thank Danny1980_01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan on spending a few hours here, there are so many interesting exhibits and interactive displays, you'll want to see them all.

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're not into diving, this probably isn't for you. If you're into diving, be sure to go! The museum had lots of pieces ranging from replicas to originals. Lots of dive gear through the ages, information about the dive pioneers and some hands-on stuff,...More

Thank ohnoitsjlo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a diver so I learned a lot while we were there. There are so many different types diving gear. They have a special diving helmet display made from all over the world a narrator that will tell you about each one. There are...More

Thank Lisa N
Iron M, Executive Director at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Museum. Watch our Facebook page for announcements when Mysteries in the Museum will be aired.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit. The kids had their own two scavenger hunts, leaving the parents able to read and enjoy the amazing display. Well worth the visit!

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This museum is one of a kind. Private collection of diving memorabilia many one of a kind. There is also treasure from the Atocha there a silver bar and many different coins and other items. There are diving helmets from around the world.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Has some interactive exhibits with lots of historic dive gear used back in the day, I used to have some of this gear which made it going back in a time machine.

Thank barnaclebill63
Reviewed 17 November 2017

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 13 November 2017

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