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New divers, great history lesson about everything diving related

From WI...doing our open water dives in the Keys this December, stopped in at the HIstory of Diving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
StevenWisconsin
Very interesting

This museum is a must see. They have a very large collection and some parts are interactive. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SLynnS03
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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 1 week ago

From WI...doing our open water dives in the Keys this December, stopped in at the HIstory of Diving center. Very cool, very in-depth, self-paced (walk-through) experience. Tons to see and learn. Liked lifting the silver ingot recovered from the wreck. Highly recommend this place as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StevenWisconsin
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It was great speaking with you the other day when you visited! We love having new divers stop by the Museum. It is a fantastic way to supplement the diving experience. Thanks for diving into the Museum!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a must see. They have a very large collection and some parts are interactive. They have a small gift shop with many fun items.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SLynnS03
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed the Museum and our gift shop! Our Retail Manager tries to find unique gifts for everyone!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting museum. It's a self guided tour and you learn a lot about the history of diving suits and equipment that are on display.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Eddie R
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review Eddie. We always enjoy hearing about how much people learned during their visit to the Museum!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's worth the time and money to come here. First off, this is such an eclectic, amazing collection of old diving and freediving gear. If you're a diver at all or interested in the underwater world and how people explore it, this is a must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review! We really appreciated you coming to Immerse Yourself and hanging out at the Museum. We look forward to you volunteering at our events and seeing you around town.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum shos an excellent Collection of interesting, weird and Beautiful artefacts of the Long history of diving. There is a library, a section of under water filming, lots of strange diving suits and helmets from all over the world.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Iron M, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! We, too, find it amazing what people have done trying to explore under water.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have driven by so many times and not paused but today we took time out for the leisurely wander round and oh my it’s worth it. There is an international set of dive helmets and information on the history of its evolution. We are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eddiemk
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's great to hear how much you liked the Museum even though you are not divers! We aim to have something for everyone to enjoy whether it is marine biology, history in general, or just fun facts.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very comprehensive for SCUBA history and has LOTS of artifacts to look and touch. Easy to find and definitely a must see for everyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Iron M, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, David! We're glad you enjoyed our museum!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a scuba diver or if you just like history, this is a great place to visit in the Keys! My husband does not dive but he also enjoyed the museum. There are a lot of things to see in a small space....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am glad to hear that you were able to supplement your new diver knowledge with some diving history! We hope to see you guys again. Thank you for the lovely review.

Reviewed November 5, 2018

We visited here probably 10 years ago and it was very much a "Mom & Pop" affair. Things have changed! The displays are far more professional and extensive, for example the "hard hat" display is probably the best in the world. Basically you amble through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed the changes! We're proud of what our curator and staff have accomplished, and it's nice when a repeat visitor is able to see the updates. Our gift shop carries unique items and we're happy you found some great purchases. Thank you...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018

make plenty of time to visit this lots to read and take in well worth the stop . will probably bore little kids .More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thanks for the review Mark! We defiantly have lots to read and videos to watch. Many adults are surprised, but kids enjoy the Museum because we have a scavenger hunt for them and there are little Playmobil figures hidden throughout. I bet you saw some...More

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