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History of Diving Museum

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Address: 82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
Phone Number: 305-664-9737

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A great place to visit

I don't even dive and I enjoyed the museum. They have a great collection of diving equipment since it's beginning. Just really cool stuff to check out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Oregon City, Oregon
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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't even dive and I enjoyed the museum. They have a great collection of diving equipment since it's beginning. Just really cool stuff to check out.

Thank Mammaperks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I I thoroughly enjoyed this Museum. The introduction at the beginning was beneficial. The collection is extensive and well laid out in a tasteful and engaging manner. I would absolutely revisit this Museum and recommend it highly to anyone. To boot, they offer student discounts, free entry to active military, and even welcome our four legged dog friends!!!!

1 Thank virgkwood
Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic collection of old diving equipment. My husband, an exdiver, was quite fascinated by it all. It is fairly small.

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Islamorada, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looks small, but wait until you get inside. One of the most interesting museums in the area. Very unique items on exhibit. On Wednesday evenings, there are free lectures by experts. Long history of driving, from the most primitive to the latest. Should be a great rainy day activity. And definitely - bring the kids.

2 Thank pdfan11946
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you thought you could tell everything about diving, after visiting this small but "fully loaded" museum, you'll be rather calm. Did you know that diving already was mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh (2100 BC)? Did you ever see Newton's Diving Bell? I promise, you will not get bored, this is an amazing experience and worth to spend one... More 

1 Thank George T
Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a little museum it was packed with goodies!!! My husband and I spent over an hour there!! And it was reasonably price!

1 Thank Colleen R
Boynton Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here trying to kill some time in an activity out of the heat. It was interesting just because I have an appreciation for history and what they had done, but as my wife and I have never done anything more than snorkeling, we were generally bored. The "treasure" section was cool and they have some interactive exhibits but... More 

Thank Matthew T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a find fun or all! educational FASCINATING amazing collection of diving equipment with reproductions when originals did not exist. I recommend exploring tis place

1 Thank Bob S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting museum rich with artifacts and interesting displays. There are a few areas of interactivity. Gives you a nice overview into the history of diving and touches upon sunken treasure expeditions in the area. Only one member of our group is an actual diver but we all enjoyed the visit. They have a modest but very nice gift... More 

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Dade City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in here to beat the temp in the Keys in August but found the museum very informative and fun to go through. As divers we found the history very interesting. Some of these early divers were either very brave or very stupid - depending on your outlook.

1 Thank Teri F

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