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History of Diving Museum

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Address: 82990 Overseas Highway, at MM 83, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: 305-664-9737

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Great rainy day entertainment

My husband and I popped in here on a rainy day and were pleasantly surprised. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The museum itself has an impressive collection of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Heather T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I popped in here on a rainy day and were pleasantly surprised. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The museum itself has an impressive collection of diving gear and treasures. We truly enjoyed our visit!

Thank Heather T
Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if you're not a diver, this is a super museum. Acknowledging contributions of individuals all over the world, including women and African Americans, the dive helmets are works of art! In addition to the helmets, see Iron Mike and many other dive suits. Plan to spend a minimum of 90 minutes there, longer if you're the type to read... More 

Thank RiverlanGone
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Is worth a look if driving down the Keys.. Islamorada is a nice little place along the way, great to stop for a look.. The History of Diving Museum id just off the main road and is worth a look, this little place has lots of old time Diving gear, is very interesting to see what people risked their lives... More 

Thank Sandy M
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The title says it all. If you want to get in out of the heat in the middle keys -- stop and visit. You will be amused, but if you miss it you will not have missed the greatest opportunity in the world.

Thank Austinowl
Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great extensive collection walking you through the history of scuba diving. Wonderful informative staff. Great value.

Thank Caprice W
Middletown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a quick stop on our way out. The admission price is $12 for adults but if you have a BOA cc or debit card it's free on the first full weekend of the month. If you're into the history of diving this is a great place. There are refreshments available for purchase and a small gift shop. Great... More 

Thank Sean C
Winchester, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice little museum to pass some time out of the hot Keys sun! It was interesting to see how far we've come from using dive bells all the way to the Scuba gear used today. I'm not much into diving but did enjoy it and think it's something people should see at least once.

Thank Lisa C
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, we were lucky enough to visit this place for free thanks to the Bank of America Museums On Us program. I'm so glad it was offered, otherwise we may not have stopped and would have missed out. We found some cool souvenirs after, to at least show some support. Even if you're not into diving, you can't help but... More 

Thank CovAmy
Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Diving is a relatively new human activity. Here you can see it from genesis to where diving is today. It is amazing how we have tried and learned how to explore the undersea world.

Thank Jeff R
Loxahatchee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a fun informative place to take any water lover to. I have just recently learned how to dive. This place really puts diving into perspective. Learning about the history of the sport and seeing the antique gear makes one appreciate the evolution of diving gear.

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