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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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A COMPLETE DIVE INTO DIVING

Located in Islamorada,in the Florida Keys, this museum covers the world of diving from beginning... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
hobiewk
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islamorada
Don't Miss It !

A delightful stop. Interesting and informative. When we were there they were remodeling. Staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine D
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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 days ago

Located in Islamorada,in the Florida Keys, this museum covers the world of diving from beginning to today. It started as a lifetime collection by a couple that morphed into a professional complete tribute to diving. As an unbelievable bonus, once a month there are FREE...More

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review! Our Immerse Yourself! presentations are a very cool opportunity we offer to the public to come and learn about diving and topics related to life underwater. I hope you were able to enjoy one yourself!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful stop. Interesting and informative. When we were there they were remodeling. Staff was very friendly and quite knowledgeable. Don't miss this stop on your trip.

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad you stopped by while we were updating our exhibits! You will have to come back and see what we have changed on your next visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Something different. I was really impressed with the collection and actually learned a lot I did not know.

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you were able to learn some new information! Thank you for stopping by and enjoying the collection!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected it to be chintzy but it turned out to be a great 'little' museum. The diving helmet exhibit was pretty amazing. Considering how much each helmet must be worth it was really impressive to see that someone had managed to collect so many...More

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great feedback! Hopefully down the road we will be able to spread out our collection more!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great stop on our drive from Key Largo to Key West. It is amazing how much effort and creativity has been put into ways to explore the deep. This museum has a large, and I mean LARGE, collection of diving helmets from...More

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Susan for adding us to your stops along the Keys! We are glad that you enjoyed our collection!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here on a whim and found it very interesting. There is a fair amount of reading but also little things here and there to keep kids occupied - videos, interactive things.

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you and your family were able to stop in! It's good to know the kids enjoyed the interactive activities!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was much better and larger than expected. Learned so much. Wish we had others with us. Wonderful place.

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review! We are small but mighty here at the museum! Hopefully you will be able to visit us again and bring more friends.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rainy day as we explored Islamorada. Stopped in here - not disappointed. Excellent exhibit showing the history of diving in general, and the history in the region. Good quick stop with the teens.

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in! We love when people come by on rainy and sunny days!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

My family (three geezers, two twenty somethings) had a ball. We were just stopping in, but stayed for hours. Anyone with interest in engineering, invention, sea creatures, ancient history, or the generally intrepid spirit of humanity will enjoy themselves. You’ll absolutely learn something and feel...More

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate that your group enjoyed all aspects of our museum. It goes to show that we have something for everyone here! Hopefully you will be able to to visit us again and see our next temporary exhibit.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

My son is a Master Scuba Diver Instructor. When we were planning our trip to southern Florida, we decided that this was an important place to visit on our way to or back from Key West. We were not disappointed. There are a lot of...More

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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for making it a point to visit our museum! It's really amazing to think about how far back in history diving goes!

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