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A Must Stop In

This museum doesn't take long to walk through but it is Very Cool! They have more dive equipment... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
860lynnf
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Tacoma, Washington
A COMPLETE DIVE INTO DIVING

Located in Islamorada,in the Florida Keys, this museum covers the world of diving from beginning... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
hobiewk
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islamorada
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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 May 4, 2018

This museum doesn't take long to walk through but it is Very Cool! They have more dive equipment than I have ever seen, including the largest divers helmet collection in the world. If you are a diver you will not want to miss this place.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Thank you very much Lynn for the rave review! We are glad you enjoyed our collection of dive helmets and other equipment!

Reviewed April 13, 2018

Located in Islamorada,in the Florida Keys, this museum covers the world of diving from beginning to today. It started as a lifetime collection by a couple that morphed into a professional complete tribute to diving. As an unbelievable bonus, once a month there are FREE...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Thank you for the great review! Our Immerse Yourself! presentations are a very cool opportunity we offer to the public to come and learn about diving and topics related to life underwater. I hope you were able to enjoy one yourself!

Reviewed April 12, 2018

A delightful stop. Interesting and informative. When we were there they were remodeling. Staff was very friendly and quite knowledgeable. Don't miss this stop on your trip.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Catherine D
Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

We are so glad you stopped by while we were updating our exhibits! You will have to come back and see what we have changed on your next visit!

Reviewed April 6, 2018

Something different. I was really impressed with the collection and actually learned a lot I did not know.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

We are glad you were able to learn some new information! Thank you for stopping by and enjoying the collection!

Reviewed April 6, 2018

We expected it to be chintzy but it turned out to be a great 'little' museum. The diving helmet exhibit was pretty amazing. Considering how much each helmet must be worth it was really impressive to see that someone had managed to collect so many...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Thank you for the great feedback! Hopefully down the road we will be able to spread out our collection more!

Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This was a great stop on our drive from Key Largo to Key West. It is amazing how much effort and creativity has been put into ways to explore the deep. This museum has a large, and I mean LARGE, collection of diving helmets from...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you Susan for adding us to your stops along the Keys! We are glad that you enjoyed our collection!

Reviewed April 2, 2018

We stopped in here on a whim and found it very interesting. There is a fair amount of reading but also little things here and there to keep kids occupied - videos, interactive things.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

We are so glad you and your family were able to stop in! It's good to know the kids enjoyed the interactive activities!

Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This place was much better and larger than expected. Learned so much. Wish we had others with us. Wonderful place.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you for the kind review! We are small but mighty here at the museum! Hopefully you will be able to visit us again and bring more friends.

Reviewed March 16, 2018

Rainy day as we explored Islamorada. Stopped in here - not disappointed. Excellent exhibit showing the history of diving in general, and the history in the region. Good quick stop with the teens.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thanks for stopping in! We love when people come by on rainy and sunny days!

Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

My family (three geezers, two twenty somethings) had a ball. We were just stopping in, but stayed for hours. Anyone with interest in engineering, invention, sea creatures, ancient history, or the generally intrepid spirit of humanity will enjoy themselves. You’ll absolutely learn something and feel...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Emily K, Public Relations Manager at History of Diving Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate that your group enjoyed all aspects of our museum. It goes to show that we have something for everyone here! Hopefully you will be able to to visit us again and see our next temporary exhibit.

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