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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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Appreciation for history of diving

This is a great spot. I had no real appreciation for the history of diving. This museum has artifacts from bygone eras and is a real education a well as entertaining

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Moncton, Canada
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Moncton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot. I had no real appreciation for the history of diving. This museum has artifacts from bygone eras and is a real education a well as entertaining

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York, ME.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The history of Diving Museum is the work of a couple who have collected just about everything related to the development of underwater exploration. Artifacts are arranged well and the helmets from the 1800s and the weighted shoes and suits convey just how difficult it was to get in the water with all of the gear. Nice sections on women... More 

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South Florida
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The museum has some very interesting attractions and vintage scuba equipment. It is a perfect way to kill a few hours if the weather will not allow you to actually be scuba diving. Whether or not you are a diver, you are bound to find this small museum interesting.

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Islamorada, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A super thing to do if you have ANY interest in diving and the sea. Well worth it. Several areas of the museum present interesting old diving gear and excellent information. All ages.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very thorough review of the developement of Diving equipment & techniques. Interesting, Educational & Relaxing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Nice little museum that is pretty kid-proof. There's some interactive things for them to do, and a few videos to watch and lots of cool, weird helmets and diving suits to take pictures of and with. It's got a nice gift shop for some fun diving souvenirs. Make sure to look for the coupon online which will save you a... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It's an okay museum. A tour would probably help understand more, but at least it's a learning activity.

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Columbia, Missouri
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Arranged in chronological order, the museum does a good job outlining the evolution of diving. They start you with the earliest known ways then work towards modern times. The displays were very interactive and kept interest throughout. Being a diver, I developed an appreciation for the progress that has been made in this underwater world.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I've been diving since 1978 and it is great to see the history of Diving. My wife, who is not a diver, enjoyed it as well. The museum is very well laid out and complete.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you are a Scuba Diver or a history buff this is a good and inexpensive way to spend an hour or two. There is an incredible amount to see and do here. It's hard to imagine that this was a private collection.

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