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History of Diving Museum

Address: 82990 Overseas Highway, at MM 83, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: 305-664-9737
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Nice little museum that is pretty kid-proof. There's some interactive things for them to do, and a few videos to watch and lots of cool, weird helmets and diving suits to take pictures of and with. It's got a nice gift shop for some fun diving souvenirs. Make sure to look for the coupon online which will save you a... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

It's an okay museum. A tour would probably help understand more, but at least it's a learning activity.

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Columbia, Missouri
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Arranged in chronological order, the museum does a good job outlining the evolution of diving. They start you with the earliest known ways then work towards modern times. The displays were very interactive and kept interest throughout. Being a diver, I developed an appreciation for the progress that has been made in this underwater world.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I've been diving since 1978 and it is great to see the history of Diving. My wife, who is not a diver, enjoyed it as well. The museum is very well laid out and complete.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you are a Scuba Diver or a history buff this is a good and inexpensive way to spend an hour or two. There is an incredible amount to see and do here. It's hard to imagine that this was a private collection.

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Islamorada, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like to learn about history the Diving Museum is the place to go. The day washed out our boating day so we went to the museum, after the tour I realized that this would've been worth it to see even on a sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Loads to see with an entire wall devoted to helmets from around the world. Informative staff in addition to guest speakers. A must for all divers.

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New Hampshire, USA
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stopped by to visit this place. We love diving and thought it might be interesting. Wit was full of history and lots of information. Interesting displays and a nice local stop when in the mid keys.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Very nice if you enjoy history and scuba diving. It starts with the very beginning of diving and covers diving around the world.

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UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We happened across this museum quite by chance. They have an extensive collection of diving equipment right from the earliest days of diving to the modern age. It's informative and very interesting. Even our 4-year old daughter was captivated!

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