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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 #2 of 21 attractions in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you love to scuba dive, you will love this museum. We spent several hours there, and there were only 3 other people there while we were there. We spent plenty of time looking at each exhibit, and enjoyed it so much. It was a great learning experience for my sons (and Me too!) and they really want to go... More

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Kankakee, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a small but packed museum. Learned things about the history of diving I did not know before. Whole thing could be toured in less than 2 hours if you like reading all the information there.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The very best accumulation of dive history and equipment anywhere. Well worth the price of admission.

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Ashland, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was an accidental find on the way to Ann's Beach (not really a beach in the New Jersey/Delaware, Maryland sense...). FULL of diving memorabilia and history. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have visited the History of Diving Museum twice now and it only keeps getting better. As a diver for over 40 years, I feel as if I am entering a Diving Cathedral every time I go though the "hatch". I always look for the old gear I had in the early days and all the gear I dreamed about... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, Usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Easy to spend 2 hours in this place. From the outside, it doesn't look all that big but on the inside it is packed full of interesting artifacts and equipment. I worked offshore in the oilfields as a diver 30 yrs ago and my daughters got a chance to see first hand what I did and the equipment I used…yeah,... More

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SUMMERLAND KEY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Anytime my wife has a lets do and museum in a sentence I cannot help but cringe. But they had a Navy Seal guest speaker when she was making me go and it was very interesting. You can kill about 2 or 3 hours at this Museum.

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Washington, DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This collection is worthy of the National Geographic or Smithsonian. A true gem for anyone interested in the history of deep sea diving and equipment.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you're a diver or you're interesting in scuba diving you have to go. In this place you will be amazed by the evolution of diving. They have a lot of real (not fakes) equipment like the beautiful Mark V actually you have all the series, Mark I, II, III, IV and V. Also if you like a lot the... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very informative and a great place to visit. Amazing to see how much weight divers had to carry in years past.

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