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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Highway, at MM 83, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-9737
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Humble, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Thought and informative for kids. I don't think there was enough to keep our attention. A good effort becasue I have never been in a diving museum before.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This museum is nice! If anyone likes to dive, or has an interest in diving, this is a very cool place to visit! The fee is very reasonable and all proceeds go to help the museum.

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Corinth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It is what I expect in the keys laid back not fancy but enjoyable and had a good historical overview,

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I was ambivalent about visiting and was not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised by the extensive collection of dive helmets and gear. There are videos to watch, lighted, informative presentations and a couple of hands on activities. The price was $12 per person, which seems a little steep, but in all fairness, the climate control required for the collection... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is a very cool place for anyone interested in diving. I personally enjoyed the collection of diving helmets from all over the world. The entire visit was extremely informative, educational, and entertaining! The exhibits had a wonderful flow to them and I recommend this place to any diver wholeheartedly.

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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Having found our original destination closed, we stopped here more for something to do than any particular interest. It's fascinating. Loads to look at, information covered in an engaging and interesting way, lots of artefacts and things to play with.

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Pensacola, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It is not all that expensive 12 bucks, and the history contained within is a fascinating look at man’s attempts to explore the ocean. As a diver for the past thirty years it took me way back. I loved all the helmets from around the world and the super deep dive suits. I always wondered what you would do if... More

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Washington, DC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a gem of a museum. I didn't know much about the history of diving, and I learnt a lot. The exhibit takes you through the a timeline of history of diving from the very early days (pre-historic) to today. There is an impressive collection of diving masks and suits. The small gift shops has interesting souvenirs as well... More

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Tomball, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

For those who enjoy scuba diving or history, this is a fun place that is inexpensive and does not take long to visit. It was interesting & educational about diving and would appeal to children as well (except possibly very young).

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I enjoyed learning about the history of diving at this museum. The info was cleverly displayed and I was amazed at the amount of historical diving equipment amassed in one place. I would recommend this museum to anyone even remotely interested in diving. Those early diving inventions were gutsy, to say the least!

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