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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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This place exceeded our expectations. It is a must stop when traveling up or down the keys. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ilykw
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Key West, Florida
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If you're into diving - go!

Up front - we didn't go into the museum, but visited the gift shop only. That alone was worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dawn B
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San Diego, California, United States
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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
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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place exceeded our expectations. It is a must stop when traveling up or down the keys. They have ALOT of diving history and artifacts. The collection of diving helmets from around the world is amazing. Totally worth the price. For the looks on the...More

Thank ilykw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Up front - we didn't go into the museum, but visited the gift shop only. That alone was worth the stop - lots to look at, employees to chat up, etc.

1  Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looks tiny from the outside, but once you step inside, you are in for quite a treat. If you have any questions about how the sport began or the development of scuba, this is the place to get your answers. I am a...More

1  Thank HappyGuest15
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Happy Guest!! We are so pleased you liked our museum and especially the exhibit featuring Matt Johnston! Please come visit us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and so helpful especially with where to eat locally. I was amazed the artifacts and the history that was shared. I will come back again. Fascinating!!!

Thank NatselMGMT
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!! We are always happy to help and we look forward to your visit again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great job of collecting, preserving and displaying the tools of the trade of diving, well done.

Thank Stully46
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much!! Thank you for your visit!!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We really enjoyed the trip through diving history. I had no idea how far back diving history went! It was a great mix of military diving, recreational diving, and commercial diving, and fun to see how each evolved. I would definitely recommend for divers.

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

Thank you for your review Anne! We hope you will visit us again soon!

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 7 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 1 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

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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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