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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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Annapolis, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It is a very cool place for anyone interested in diving. I personally enjoyed the collection of diving helmets from all over the world. The entire visit was extremely informative, educational, and entertaining! The exhibits had a wonderful flow to them and I recommend this place to any diver wholeheartedly.

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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Having found our original destination closed, we stopped here more for something to do than any particular interest. It's fascinating. Loads to look at, information covered in an engaging and interesting way, lots of artefacts and things to play with.

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Pensacola, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It is not all that expensive 12 bucks, and the history contained within is a fascinating look at man’s attempts to explore the ocean. As a diver for the past thirty years it took me way back. I loved all the helmets from around the world and the super deep dive suits. I always wondered what you would do if... More

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Washington, DC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a gem of a museum. I didn't know much about the history of diving, and I learnt a lot. The exhibit takes you through the a timeline of history of diving from the very early days (pre-historic) to today. There is an impressive collection of diving masks and suits. The small gift shops has interesting souvenirs as well... More

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Tomball, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

For those who enjoy scuba diving or history, this is a fun place that is inexpensive and does not take long to visit. It was interesting & educational about diving and would appeal to children as well (except possibly very young).

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I enjoyed learning about the history of diving at this museum. The info was cleverly displayed and I was amazed at the amount of historical diving equipment amassed in one place. I would recommend this museum to anyone even remotely interested in diving. Those early diving inventions were gutsy, to say the least!

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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Ashland, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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