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History of Diving Museum

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Address: 82990 Overseas Highway, at MM 83, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: 305-664-9737
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Small but fun

If you are a diver it is wonderful to read all of the history and look at the memorabilia. May not be for younger kids as it is mostly artifacts and history based items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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League City, Texas
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League City, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you are a diver it is wonderful to read all of the history and look at the memorabilia. May not be for younger kids as it is mostly artifacts and history based items. Definitely really interesting for my husband and I! We spent a couple hours just reading all of the interesting facts!

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Marathon, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

It was great loved this place ✌🏼️ When you first walk in they show a Short video about the history of fixing and then it's a self-guides tour!

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Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Long time vacationers to Islamorada. Been driving past for years saying "we should stop" but never seemed to make the time. Made a point this year as our kids are old enough now to appreciate it. What a little gem of a museum! Great collection, very informative, family friendly. If you like history, diving, or just a good museum this... More 

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Gambrills, Maryland
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29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My daughter is a diver so this was a must. To see how it was done and the stuff they had to get in and out of and the DANGER. A great rainy day opportunity.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Not being a diver I was bored after the first few minutes but others in the group were fascinated. There was also a group of kids (which made me want to hurry thru) and there are some "hands on" things for them to play with so it seemed to be a great plae for field trips and families.

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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lots of history. Cool exhibits. Kinda leans towards professional diving. I am a recreational diver (scuba). I still really enjoyed it. Worth the entrance fee. Spend an hour or two just checking out the artifacts, helmets, suits... very cool.

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Crystal River, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When you see this place you wont expect much or at least that's what my husband thought, but was he wrong! This museum has an abundance of information and great collection of diving items. Also, we had just recently been Married and they noticed or vehicle said "just married" & they made the point to find us in the museum... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This comes across as amazingly cheesy but is in fact quite serious and extremely interesting. I don't dive but I learned a great deal. An hour and a half well spent! If you pick up a brochure at the Islamorada Visitor Centre, you'll get a couple bucks off the entrance fee!

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Crystal River, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Interesting displays, loads of information and friendly staff. A great way to spend a hour learning about diving.

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Caledon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Diving geeks really would be amazed at this place. Incredible amount of real life historical diving memorabilia, much of it you could touch. They also provided the kids with a scavenger hunt which helped to maintain their interest while parents (I) lingered too long reading details of what I saw. Very educational. Friendly staff. Recommended if you're at all into... More 

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