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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 #4 of 47 things to do in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: History museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Maple Valley, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

WOW, what a pleasant surprise. It looks kitschy from the outside but when you get into the building you will be absolutely amazed at the detail of this exhibition. A couple that are avid divers started this museum in 2000. They have absolutely everything item that is related to Diving. The way they set it up is fabulous because it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We thought this place was really well researched, and the collection of helmets, suits and gears was amazing. But we felt the exhibit was a little difficult to follow; there was information we wish had been more detailed so we could really understand the physics behind diving, and we would've liked more information on the impact of diving on historical... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you have been SCUBA diving or have an interest in it this is a good stop. Plenty of parking ( rare in the keys ) and located right in islamorada!

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washington DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum, while small, has a world class collection of early diving artifacts and does a great job of showcasing the advancements made over the centuries. Shows how salvage work and treasure hunting pushed technology to the capabilities that we have today. Probably a priceless collection of diving helmets from around the world, and many hands on exhibits. Small but... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our grandson,who is five wants to be a scuba diver so we had to check this place out. The musuem was fascinating. Early diving gear, diving suits from many ages, treasures, and great stories. Interesting musuem for all ages. Worth the time and money.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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172 reviews 172 reviews
54 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It isn't a huge museum, but it's easy to see that a lot of love has gone into putting the exhibits together. It is a fascinating collection of dive gear, helmets, equipment, and information. Understanding just how long people have been trying to "be" underwater was interesting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After passing this attraction on the way to Key West I knew I wanted to stop in on my way back. Very interesting exhibits covering many eras. Wide variety of dive equipment & detailed descriptions/histories. Friendly & professional staff. Reasonably priced entry & gift shop. Recommend.

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USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Small museum, well set up, some interactive displays. The kids get a hand out to do a scavenger hunt, which is a great way to keep them interested. The adults enjoyed it also. I would return.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Interesting, but at $12.00 per adult admission, you really have to be into antique diving gear and equipment. Not a lot of buried treasure or artifacts here, and the video was really just a commercial for the museum, not interesting subject matter or footage. Still, I found the content interesting and some of the displays were quite educational and I... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Not knowing too much about underwater history and equipment, we found this museum to be a very rewarding experience. If you are passing through or staying in the area, this is a rewarding place to visit.

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