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History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Diving is great

The museum is well designed and informative. Exhibits are awesome. The displays give a great... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2015
Sound Beach, New York
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Go when there isnt a school trip visiting

The day I went with a friend there was a bus of young children. It would have been a better... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2015
Key West, Florida
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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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82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The museum is well designed and informative. Exhibits are awesome. The displays give a great history of commercial and military diving and the crazy people who did it

Thank Dock13
Reviewed October 9, 2015

The day I went with a friend there was a bus of young children. It would have been a better experience had I not had to deal with loud , mostly unsupervised 10 year olds. All in all it is a nice clean, educational, some...More

Thank Smilingeveryday
Reviewed October 9, 2015

Awesome museum full of amazing diving gear and a wonderful history timeline. I recommend this to anyone interested in history or diving.

Thank bjw1953
Reviewed October 8, 2015

Love the Diving Museum. It's a fun couple of hours - especially if you are a diver. Lots of nice diving info and equipment to check out.

Thank Patti0109
Reviewed October 2, 2015

This museum is furnished from years of collecting by a couple who loves diving. You can see the passion for diving they have by the wonderful displays! My thanks for them for sharing so much history about diving with the public!! This was one of...More

Thank 2010DJD
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Really enjoyed the history of diving. Had so many diving items that I had never seen or knew about. Great for anyone that loves diving.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a great little museum off of US 1. The museum boasts an impressive collection of dive gear, and a really awesome collection of diving helmets from around the world. The museum is organized from earliest types of salvage diving to modern, advanced deep...More

Thank HistMarine
Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Great museum about the history of diving. Should have given Mike Nelson more credit-lot of us first got the idea of diving from Sea Hunt.

Thank misterpool
Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

It is surprising how much stuff they have for a smaller museum. Everything is explained well. If you are a diver you will definitely find it interesting.

1  Thank heatv72
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Every scuba or snorkel diver should visit. Right on US-1. Out standing exhibits of diving from the ancient past to the modern era. Enjoy the pieces from the movie "20,000 leagues under the sea".

1  Thank Elmer S
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Response from Kim C | Property representative |
Adults $12; Children 5-11 $6; Seniors/Retired Military $11; Students w/ ID $9; Children Under 5 FREE