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Address: 82990 Overseas Highway, at MM 83, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: 305-664-9737
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So much information for a diver to see. I was amazed how much diving has evolved in such a short period of time. The workers are very nice and informative, lots of details so take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Beatrice, Nebraska
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Beatrice, Nebraska
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

So much information for a diver to see. I was amazed how much diving has evolved in such a short period of time. The workers are very nice and informative, lots of details so take your time when you come.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is the great work of scuba enthusiasts! They have collected many artifacts that explain the diving industry. It is a self-guided tour, but it is a great get-away for the area. Parking is plentiful and the cost is reasonable.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Surpringly interesting.... We were hesitant to pay the entry fee but were pleasantly surprised with how fascinating the museum is

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

If you are at all interested in diving and it's history, this is the place to go. Actually, even if you're not a diving enthusiast you would find it very interesting. It was very well done with lots of facts and visuals that I believe would interest children as well as adults. I would recommend a visit.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a great place to learn about diving throughout history. The museum is very interactive and follows the diving timeline from beginning to end!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Team ECCO Reef Camp Students had a great visit on 6/18/15! The kids were completely immersed into the many artifacts and information on diving and underwater exploration. The collection is fabulous and very visitor friendly. We even teamed up and competed in the scavenger hunt! Thank you for a best ever visit! Always and pleasure!

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went here with my family on a Sundat. Great museum with a lot of great historical information and fun interactive elements. So much fun! The galleries are a bit narrow so not suited to big crowds but it didn't damper out experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went to an event at the museun that was a painting party. The instructor was good and the museum staff was very pleasant. We painted an octopus with a treasure chest and a shark. Can't wait to see what other events they have planned! Definitely not your typical museum.

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I'm not a big fan of diving, but my husband is. We went there and he really like to see all different equipment and history about diving.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I had great fun here. Information and sensory overload because there is so much to see and comprehend. Be sure to look in all the nooks and crannies for information. If you're not a diver or a history buff, this place might not do much for you. Has a section on military diving history. Not sure how... More 

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Address: Address: 82990 Overseas Highway, at MM 83, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: 305-664-9737
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada

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