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History of Diving Museum

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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Great pit stop on the way to Key West

Interesting museum great for kids and adults. Who knew about the history of man's quest to go deep... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2016
WillIGoBack
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Miami
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A must stop for those that are big or small (Or old and young!)

This museum was great. You could tell there were many thousands of ours a month that go into... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2016
HighSpeedLowDrag
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Hays, Kansas
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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, understand, and venture under the sea. We also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this story. The Florida Keys History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution focused on the Story of Man's Quest to Explore Under the Sea. The majority of the Museum's artifacts have been provided through the generous support of its founders, Drs. Joe and Sally Bauer, who hold one of the largest collection of historic diving equipment and research documents in the world.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 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...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2016

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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Reviewed August 15, 2016 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...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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Reviewed August 9, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2016

this is a very interactive place for kids with lots of interesting facts for the parents. there is only one "no touch" room and it is the masks and helmets. It was not very big but it took about an hour and a half of...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2016

My husband and I saw this museum on the way to our rental cottage, and we decided it would be a good thing to do if the weather didn't cooperate during our week's stay. We had mostly great weather, so we had to just go...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by this gem on an afternoon of cruising around. It is FULL of all sorts of historical pieces of equipment up to the most modern and futuristic pieces. The staff was helpful and polite, theres a gift shop, and only takes about an...More

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