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Interesting collection

If you are a scuba diver or if you just like history, this is a great place to visit in the Keys... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
scubagrl4
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Burlington, Kentucky
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Excellent display.

We visited here probably 10 years ago and it was very much a "Mom & Pop" affair. Things have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David S
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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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 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank eaterofallthingsgood
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are an underwater adventurer you should not simply stop by - you have to put on your mask and move your fins and get here.

Thank keysmike
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Mike! We love adventurers of all kinds. It defiantly is a great way to learn about diving and experience its history without getting your feet wet!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Well worth the visit! As the tropical storm was washing out most outdoor activities (and diving) I took some time to visit this little gem. The museum is small, but packed with interesting exhibits of human's attempts to explore underwater. Includes a variety of diving...More

Thank Sharkhunter2010
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

So sorry to hear that your diving got washed out! We are glad you were able to come and explore other aspects of diving. Hopefully you were able to get some diving in, and if not you can come back soon!

Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

This museum exceeded my expectations, because of the organization of the artifacts and information about the artifacts. I learned a great deal about the history of diving, which goes back 5,000 years! This is a must-see for all ages.

Thank Patti C
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thanks for the great review Patti! It is crazy to think how long people have been trying to explore under the sea.

Reviewed September 17, 2018

We enjoyed the museum and both my daughter's loved the scavenger hunt. We all had fun looking for the little diver guy throughout the museum. It was a lot more than i expected and very interesting.

Thank Carol F
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Those little divers can be very sneaky! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed the Museum. The scavenger get switched up every so often, so you will have to come back again!

Reviewed September 15, 2018

The name doesn't sound like much, but inside is a lovingly curated selection from the history of diving. The ingenuity of the pioneers, and their courage to venture into the unknown, is amazing. Lots of curious items to see.

Thank Pana-X8
Reviewed September 14, 2018

And still very interesting for non-divers. It isn't the Nation Air & Space Museum but it is an interesting trip through the early attempts at getting underwater and staying there for a while and into the future. I know. My brother and I tried it...More

Thank Recon71
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

That would be really amazing if we could be as large and extensive as the National Air and Space Museum! (I'll keep my fingers crossed for one day) It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Museum and you are more than welcome to inquire...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018

The wife and I decided to stop here on a whim. We both dive and since a storm canceled our diving hopes on this vacation, we decided that this should suffice. We are both glad we stopped in. The museum was informative and had plenty...More

Thank cabiel2018
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

We are sorry you had to cancel your dive trip due to the poor weather, but are happy you were able to enjoy the Museum! Hopefully the two of you will be able to come back to the Keys and get to dive soon,

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