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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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Hoo Yah Deep Sea!

As a former US Navy Deep Sea Diver I must say I have only been to 1 o2 diving museums that are as nice as this one. I was a member for a few years. They have monthly special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Key Largo, Florida
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Key Largo, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

As a former US Navy Deep Sea Diver I must say I have only been to 1 o2 diving museums that are as nice as this one. I was a member for a few years. They have monthly special guests that come in and discuss all types of topics from treasure hunting to the US Navy Sea Lab System. They... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is paradise for dive geeks. Items from the very beginning of diving up to modern day. Some of the stuff can be handled. All displays are clean and well presented. The museum flows nicely thru the ages of diving and keeps you interested as you go. Very informative and well produced movie available as well. Right on the side... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We all really enjoyed this museum. Small but friendly and interesting. You could spend as much or as little time as you wanted/needed.

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Maple Valley, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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