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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Outstanding experience. The capacity of humans to explore what's around them never ceases to amaze... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016

Lisa! Thank you for a wonderful day with all of you diving with KEY DIVES! You do a great job... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
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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 25 June 2016

Outstanding experience. The capacity of humans to explore what's around them never ceases to amaze me. Can you imagine what was going on in the minds of man when they set out to breathe underwater? This museum will give a glimpse to what it took....More

1  Thank ladyfishFlorida
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Lisa! Thank you for a wonderful day with all of you diving with KEY DIVES! You do a great job preserving the history of a sport we all LOVE!

1  Thank Mary L
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

It was moderately interesting, and, at $12, overpriced. It could be a little better organized in the gift shop where it was bedlam trying to buy admission in the same line as people who were buying stuffed animals, and people who wanted to ask where...More

Thank SquireofGlenhall
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Great museum... A little cramped but a lot of history in a small space. It could be bigger but the funding has to be there. Overall it was a good experience to learn how diving evolved from early history to today.

Thank tmead1971
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Even if you're not a diver, you'll enjoy this experience. There is so much history contained in this museum that it takes you a lot longer to go through it than you might imagine. The looks are deceiving from the front, as it the museum...More

1  Thank NatalieBoca
Reviewed 15 June 2016

It was a rainy day, so, being divers, we though this might be an interesting place to go. And it was. It walks you thru the history of diving throught time and throughout the world. We really enjoyed this.

1  Thank AndiValentine
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The number of dive helmets from around the world and the history of how diving developed from hundreds of years ago was amazing. I had no idea that diving went back so far. A great collection. A little pricey ($12) but overall worth it.

1  Thank marjen
Reviewed 13 June 2016

There is so much to see packed into this building! Lots of hands on things for the kids, like wearing a diving helmet, pulling the weight of a helmet, try to pick up a silver bar, turning cranks on air pumps etc. My kids are...More

1  Thank flsun2016
Reviewed 13 June 2016

You don't need to be a diver to enjoy this INCREDIBLE museum! But if you are a diver, a MUST SEE!! So well done, informative, entertaining, and I would imagine the most comprehensive collection of diving artifacts and publications. Their library has book that hundreds...More

1  Thank T.C. S
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Very interesting! We had fun on the self guided tour. The owners have done a great job collecting all of the artifacts.

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