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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 #1 of 20 attractions in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Husband and I visited this place last year . It is pretty neat collection for whom are interested in diving. They also have a short movie about diving which is interesting to watch. At the entrance there is a little gift shop which we got matching shirts.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Well organized displays with a surprising amount of actual artifacts and equipment in this self-guided museum. Even non-divers will appreciate the history and learning how equipment has been developed and continues to evolve. Interesting connection between underwater helmets and those used by firefighters. Docents obviously love their work -- always a plus.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a great value. We spent over an hour here. The displays are very organized and very clean. (I have been at some of these museums that are never cleaned). It is self guided so spend as much time as you like. I don't think most kids would like this museum.

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Barrie
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a awesome place to spend a few hours and learn about the history of diving and diving equipment. You can support this very important museum by stopping in for a few hours, yearly memberships or just buying some cool souvenirs. If you're a diver, you'll enjoy this stop.

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Athens
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I'm a dive master and really love this stuff. Lots of diving helmets -- over 75. Cool displays of early diving systems. Souvenirs are kinda pricey---some t-shirts are over $35. It's costs $12/pp. The self-guided tour will take about 30 mins. A first class operation. Great attention to detail.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The dive museum surprised me! When I first went the keys and drove past it, it looked really small and run down but it's not! The dive has every thing you could imagine about diving, especially antique dive helmets.The dive museum is great for the whole family.

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

After your dives in the Keys you need to wait 24 hours before flying home and this is a perfect way to cap off a great dive trip. Very well setup and informative. Interactive displays and good for all ages. A "must do" if your a scuba diver.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Great place to learn about the history of diving. It's more about commercial diving. Very interesting. Must go at least once.

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Brandon, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Wow! We really weren't expecting such a great museum. I don't know much about diving and went there along with my husband. I expected to be bored, but found the museum quite engrossing. It was so much better than the Mel Fisher Museum and truly presented the history of diving. It presents a very thorough, yet entertaining history of diving.... More

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Called in for an hour or so out of curiosity, we were very glad we did. What a collection! Traces the history of diving from centuries ago to the present. Incredible collection of helmets and a lot of detail on how the equipment works, a good introduction for non-divers. Situated beside US 1 and well worth stopping off to visit.

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