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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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Downtime in the heat

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Dade City
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Dade City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Teri F
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in while on a leisurely 6 day trip thru the FL keys. This place occupied an entire building that is the result of a lifetime of interest in diving. Hard to believe one can accumulate so much great " stuff" pertaining to the diving world. Covers all areas, with lots of genuine items and well researched history of diving.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and i had a wonderful morning at the history of diving museum. So much history and so many great photo opportunities so don't forget your camera! If you have a couple hours and want to learn some history this is the place for you!

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting museum great for kids and adults. Who knew about the history of man's quest to go deep into the oceans, not me. Add to your list of stops as you meander your way down US 1. So much to see and do before Key West Will I Go Back? Yes great spot for out of town guests

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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was great. You could tell there were many thousands of ours a month that go into keeping the place running, upgrading the exhibits, and keeping the place looking sharp. Its a great place to look, learn, and touch very important history from the Diving industries over the last few decades.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great collection of diving memorabilia. The history of diving is very interesting and there are some great artifacts. Even if you are not into diving, you will enjoy this museum and it doesn't take too long to go through.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent small museum on the Keys. Fantastic what a passionate founder did to show the history of diving. The museum doesn't look to great from the outside - too small and more like a shop. On the inside however it is a little gem. It is small but good for a short escape from heat or rain. The helium bar... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to take your family. Some artifacts and also lots of books about diving. Have a library room with older books. Maps. Gift shop.

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Ozark, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a diver, found this place very interesting. A lot of items related to diving on display. Makes one appreciate how easy we have it now as divers. Worth the time to stop.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had driven past this place on my way to Marathon, thought I would come back and take a look and was really pleased I did! This is a compact but fascinating museum. They have an amazing collection of many unique pieces. As a newly certified diver I found this the ideal place to fill in my lack of knowledge... More 

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