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Not what you would expect--far better

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

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Barbara1236
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Nutley, New Jersey
Stunning Museum

This is a treasure. The History of Diving Museum absolutely blew our minds! It's an incredible... read more

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Billings, Montana
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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 yesterday

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barbara1236
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a treasure. The History of Diving Museum absolutely blew our minds! It's an incredible amount of information, education, exhibits, videos, and every manner of diving related item you can imagine. It begins with Gilgamesh and goes to modern commercial and SCUBA diving, exploring,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maidenmt
Reviewed 5 days ago

We brought a group of divers to the Keys to dive and we visited this museum. It is a wonderful private owned museum. The collection is great with a lot of interesting facts. Also they are pet friendly!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Capt_Rons_Diving
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here on our last day of vacation, My wife and I are both divers so we thought this would be great. We were not disappointed. So many diving helmets! I had no idea the concept had been around for so long. The self guided...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Daron R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the Keys with new friends and returned. Mostly the same as last time but their collection is so big we saw new stuff. Gifts are new too.More

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

Thank you for bringing your friends to visit us! We're glad you enjoy coming back to our museum. It definitely takes several visits to take in everything in our collection. Thanks for mentioning our gift shop, too. We like to keep it a fun place...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was super cool and interesting, they had a scavenger hunt for people of all ages and a cute prize for finishing, really showed the history of diving in depth, and even had interactive stations. Definitely recommend for tourists in the area!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maraturpin
Kim C, Guest Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed yourselves, and hope we can see you again someday.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we stopped here. My husbands really into diving and I know nothing.. but I walked out having learned a lot. Very friendly staff and interesting exhibits. I would recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SarahKee
Kim C, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is great to hear you enjoyed the Museum too! We try to have something for everyone to enjoy and walk away with new knowledge. Thank you for stopping by and we hope you guys will come back again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m really glad we stopped here! The exhibits were great, it’s amazing how far diving has come. Interactive exhibits add to the unique experience. Great staff too! I’d highly recommend a visit!

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

We appreciate the great review! The interactive exhibits really allow people to become "immersed" in the Museum.

Reviewed December 6, 2018

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 December 8, 2018

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 November 24, 2018 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 November 25, 2018

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

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Adults $12; Children 5-11 $6; Seniors/Retired Military $11; Students w/ ID $9; Children Under 5 FREE
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aboyer8
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Hey everyone! My husband and I just got back from our RT. 1 roadtrip down the Keys. We had a blast! Here's kind of what we did and would recommend or not recommend from our trip. Day 1 - We took a day to drive the first half of the Keys: Miami to Long Key State Park (mm 67.5). We stopped at the Everglades, History of Diving Museum and Robbie's before setting up our camping site at Long Key State Park. We were underimpressed with Key Largo. However, I do wish we had had the time to go...More
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Lovely to read someone else's perspectives - glad you had a great time and than you for sharing it.
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Road trip - West Coast and Keys (4 Replies)
Hi, We plan a trip to Florida next spring break and I was wondering if someone have comments on my itinerary. I'm looking more for "don't miss that" or "it's way to far to do that in one day" :) You know what I mean? My itinerary is mostly done, but since I will go there, I don't wanna miss something around the corner that I was not aware. Also, I change hotel from Fort Myers and St. Pete (or Clearwater) because it's seem too far for me to always stay in the middle of everything I want...More
August 14, 2014|
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