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Glad I stopped !

I have driven by a few times on the way down the Keys and always thought it wouldn't be this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
OkieDukie
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tulsa
A history of the diving sport/work

Even for those that doesn’t dive, it’s a great museum. I am a scuba diver so it was great to see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ArturHH
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Sao Paulo, SP
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The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving. We tell the international story of man's attempts to explore...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have driven by a few times on the way down the Keys and always thought it wouldn't be this awesome. WRONG ! The exhibit is massive and well laid out. As a former UDT diver, I saw some familiar things, some of which I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OkieDukie
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad you finally didn't drive by, but dived in! It's great to hear you were able to see some of your UDT gear which we have incorporated into the commercial and military exhibits. We hope you will stop by again on your next...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even for those that doesn’t dive, it’s a great museum. I am a scuba diver so it was great to see and touch some of the old gears. I was amazed by how old humans started to explore and create gears for the underwater. Somethings...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ArturHH
Kim C, Guest Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, Arthur. We're glad you enjoyed exploring our exhibits! It is definitely amazing to see what people have done through the ages in an attempt to explore and work under the sea.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed overnight in Islamorada and were going to visit the Theatre of the Sea. It was expensive and was going to take too much time. We decided to visit the Dive Museum and it was well worth it. If you thought you saw some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard G
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review Richard! It is neat how many movies use diving equipment in them!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum though small is so packed with history you will be blown away. It is interactive and I saw kids moving through the museum with a check list of things to find - think scavenger hunt! We were there about 1 1/2 and saw...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Theresa Z
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic review Theresa! It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the Museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was planning a dive but cause of strong winds, the dive was cancelled. Driving on the Overseas Highway we spotted this museum and decided to take a look. It is a small musuem but very worthwhile. A lot a dive gear,dive history and even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Geerlings
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed the Museum even though you didn't get to dive! We are defiantly a small but mighty museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small museum showing a collection of diving helmets, early diving practices, etc. it was nicely displayed and interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret B
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review Margaret!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice find in Islamorada. Very informative and interesting . Recommended for a rainy day or too windy to fish.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank doi21fla
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear that you found a land-based activity in addition to being on the water.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not boring at all, quite the opposite, even for a non diver. Fabulous exhibits, much better than the museum in Key West.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We always appreciate hearing from non divers that they enjoyed the Museum just as someone who does dive.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing how many historic diving artifacts the museum is featuring. Really worth seeing! History of humans diving explained back to the days BC and well documented how technology step by step helped mankind to explore the depths of the ocean. Do you know where and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CMaetz
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review! People are always amazed at the fun facts they learn at the Museum!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is worth a quick stop for entertainment, enjoyment and education. It was an unexpected gem.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barbara1236
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Barbara. The Museum tries to find the perfect balance of fun,. education, and entertainment for everyone to enjoy!

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