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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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When a dive trip was cancelled we went to the history of diving museum

My wife ,myself our son , his wife and their two children went to this museum when their scuba dive was canceled due to weather. The history is presented in both static and video... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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north falmouth , ma
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north falmouth , ma
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife ,myself our son , his wife and their two children went to this museum when their scuba dive was canceled due to weather. The history is presented in both static and video displays. There is also artifacts that uyou are encouraged to touch . Photos are OK as are pets . The gift shop has varied items for... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had never been to the museum and have been going to Islamorada for years. Decided to go and glad I did. It is very interesting and informative. Museum is self guided and informative.

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Thank Lnwink
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite an amazing collection of historic diving items. I am a diving entusiast but i believe This would be fascinating for many people. Takes 1-2 hours depending on how much you read. A must do on a rainy Day. I have never come across anything like it. Very recommendable.

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Thank NikolajEOstergaard
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing collection of antiques & artifacts. Great way to spend an hour of your day. Great gift shop for souvenirs. Reasonably priced. Was not crowded for our self guided tour.

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Thank laurel567
Sherrard, IL
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is aptly named. It has a very comprehensive collection of diving equipment, especially diving headgear. They are a little light on the treasure hunting that drove diving technology.

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Thank Steven A
Port Charlotte, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads of well done exhibits on the history of diving with lots of authentic dive helmets and gear. I was a little skeptical going in,.but once inside, I was surprised, at how much was inside. Well organized, floor to ceiling displays with lots of explanatory text,. video and hands on exhibits. Amazing to see how the equirpment evolved, and how... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been recreational diving for thirty years. It was great to have a chance to see the history of diving. This was a real eye opener regarding the changes in commercial diving.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very extensive collection. Well layyed out so it takes you through sections that pertain to specific facets of diving history, rather than just a large room with things mingled about. Audio, video and even some interactive displays that will even keep youngsters interested. An absolute must for divers, you'll be surprised how much you didn't know!

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Thank Joe-Lenda
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in because it was a rainy day and it was definitely worth the time. It is educational for all ages and interesting for divers and non divers.

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Thank DM N
Clovis, CA
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56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on a rainy day. The museum is very well done with loads of information. It would be Mecca to someone who dives. We learned a lot

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