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Address: 17314 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City, FL 32413-6038
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+1 850-235-4101
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Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

This museum offers exhibits on the history of diving.

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Not a usual topic but really informative

We decided to try this place just because of the unique topic. Outside are a number of diving machines and labs, inside is a real neat history of man below the sea. They have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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635 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We decided to try this place just because of the unique topic. Outside are a number of diving machines and labs, inside is a real neat history of man below the sea. They have the SeaLab and a repro of SeaLabIII. The dioramas are well done and give a nice visual of the story they are telling. A couple of... More 

Thank tank1050
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A neat place, but definitely a niche experience if you are into diving and scientific research underwater. They have a lot of artifacts and some interesting stories can be found. Overall, the space is not set up or presented well. Part of it seems to be a work in progress. Would like to see it better organized and more "focused".

Thank PotsieWeber
Dothan, Alabama
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We traveled from Dothan just to see this attraction. It was well worth the trip. If you have any interest at all in the topic of diving, especially government-sponsored deep-sea exploration and research, you should not miss the Museum of M in the S. There are displays and artifacts dealing with the earliest days of deep-sea exploration, up to modern... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Drove by this museum on the way to taking my kids to swim practice while on vacation, and chose to stop in to see all the historical relics on display. VERY interesting historical pieces out on the property. I did not have time to go in and visit.

Thank Chris M
St.Louis region
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88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The nearby naval station apparently specializes in deep sea work, hence the presence of this museum. I must, we drove past it 5+ times during our vacation before stopping. If you enjoy unique military and deeps-sea machinery, then you MUST SEE this.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is small museum, but we found it very interesting. It is also very reasonable. $5 for adults, and kids 6 and under are free. So for $30 our party of 8 was able to walk around the museum. The woman working at the museum was also very friendly and knowledgeable. My kids had fun looking at the old dive... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The museum is small but has an amazing assortment of historic diving gear and submersibles that is probably unrivaled. They could probably use some volunteer help to get better organized but where else can you try on a brass diving helmet or climb inside a submarine? $5 for adults. A quick side trip well worth the stop.

1 Thank Ussafs3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This place was really small and a bit shabby. It also smelled really weird. It did have a couple interesting things to see, but we went through and saw everything in about 15 minutes. There was lots of different sea equipment, a large fish tank and a small sub you could climb into. There were also small displays with barbies... More 

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Small but interesting museum. Under some renovation now but don't let that keep you from visiting... Very friendly and informative staff.

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Orlando, Florida
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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

This small roadside museum has some interesting artifacts and displays about the development of diving, including the dive helmet worn by the Navy diver that worked on salvaging the USS Maine in Havana Harbor over 100 years ago. The enthusiastic staff turned my visit in a positive direction, as they obviously love their quirky little museum. Like many small roadside... More 

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