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We visited the History of Diving Museum the first week in August while vacationing in Key Largo... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2011
North Port, Florida
Do NOT miss if in the Islamorada area!!!!!

This museum is a MUST see, if you are a diver or interested in the diving history. The displays are... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2011
North Port, 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3600
+1 305-664-9737
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We visited the History of Diving Museum the first week in August while vacationing in Key Largo. As divers, both my boyfriend and myself were extremely interested. We hadn't heard much about the museum other than what was online, so didn't know what to expect....More

Date of experience: August 2011
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

This museum is a MUST see, if you are a diver or interested in the diving history. The displays are beautifully displayed and are fascinating to say the east. Do not miss this attraction…….the cost of the ticket is worth every penny. Enjoy!!

Date of experience: August 2011
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Perfect for a rainy day! Great for kids! They have an awesome scavenger hunt for kids!! Were going back again for sure!

1  Thank Becksorange
Reviewed July 10, 2011

We have lived in the Keys for the past 20 years and have driven by the museum since they opened, always too busy driving in or out of the Keys to make the stop until yesterday. What an impressive display of antiques and equipment. My...More

Date of experience: July 2011
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

We stopped by with my dad and my 2 kids. All of us are certified divers and it was interesting to learn about the history of the sport we love. A lot of effort has been put into the exhibits.

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Reviewed July 6, 2011

My husband and I have been to the keys a few times a year for over 10 years and have nevered stoped at the museum. We dive quite a bit in key largo. this is a must see for divers great history of how diving...More

Date of experience: July 2011
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

I was overwhelmed with the museum with the variety and quantity of exhibits. My wife and teenage daughter enjoyed it and now, a month later, we still talk about the visit. The museum takes you through the history of diving (over a thousand years) with...More

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank RPFish
Reviewed February 21, 2011

We stopped here for a little over an hour on our drive from Key Largo to Key West. The museum was really well done, and I immediately said that I would like to return again on a future trip to take more of it in....More

Date of experience: February 2011
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Reviewed September 25, 2010

It took Smithsonian's National Museum day to get me to stop at the History of Diving Museum, though I had driven past it 100 times. I'm not a diver, so that's probably why I had never stopped. What a GREAT museum with something for everyone!...More

1  Thank wnbamiamisol
Reviewed July 5, 2010

My husband and I had a great afternoon exploring the displays and artifacts. It is well put together and for us it was especially exciting since a freind of ours is in the Commercial Diver Hall of Fame. We spent about 2 hours moving through...More

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