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Museum of Man in the Sea

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Address: 17314 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City, FL 32413-2020
Phone Number: 850 235 4101
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This museum offers exhibits on the history of diving.

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Crazy cool stuff for a short visit!

The nearby naval station apparently specializes in deep sea work, hence the presence of this museum. I must, we drove past it 5+ times during our vacation before stopping. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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St.Louis region
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St.Louis region
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The nearby naval station apparently specializes in deep sea work, hence the presence of this museum. I must, we drove past it 5+ times during our vacation before stopping. If you enjoy unique military and deeps-sea machinery, then you MUST SEE this.

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Lafayette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is small museum, but we found it very interesting. It is also very reasonable. $5 for adults, and kids 6 and under are free. So for $30 our party of 8 was able to walk around the museum. The woman working at the museum was also very friendly and knowledgeable. My kids had fun looking at the old dive... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small but has an amazing assortment of historic diving gear and submersibles that is probably unrivaled. They could probably use some volunteer help to get better organized but where else can you try on a brass diving helmet or climb inside a submarine? $5 for adults. A quick side trip well worth the stop.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was really small and a bit shabby. It also smelled really weird. It did have a couple interesting things to see, but we went through and saw everything in about 15 minutes. There was lots of different sea equipment, a large fish tank and a small sub you could climb into. There were also small displays with barbies... More 

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Small but interesting museum. Under some renovation now but don't let that keep you from visiting... Very friendly and informative staff.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This small roadside museum has some interesting artifacts and displays about the development of diving, including the dive helmet worn by the Navy diver that worked on salvaging the USS Maine in Havana Harbor over 100 years ago. The enthusiastic staff turned my visit in a positive direction, as they obviously love their quirky little museum. Like many small roadside... More 

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Marianna, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Interesting place, IF you are in to history. Actually lot of stuff related to the marine diving activity.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is the place that if you want to know anything about US NAVY DIVING and civilian diving to come to, make sure you can spend at least 3 or more hours there. This is the only place that has live real artifacts from the Man in the Sea Program. Being a navy diver for 22 years out of my... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I had high hopes for this museum of the history of diving as we pulled into the parking lot. Once parked however, it was apparent that my expectations were too high. Many submersibles of various kinds were parked outside with no apparent efforts expended to preserve them, including the most famous, Sealab. The posts that were supposed to have information... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to go for an interesting view of history of diving! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A HISTORY BUFF TO SEE THIS! Everyone in the family will enjoy it! This is also a great place for school field trips as well as something fun to do while on a rainy day! You will find old dive gear, canons,... More 

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