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“A really great place to visit”

History of Diving Museum
Ranked #4 of 60 things to do in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A really great place to visit”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

As a scuba instructor & my room mate is is a beginner diver, we appreciated seeing an awesome collection of vintage gear giving a complete history of diving up to today's gear.

Visited November 2012
Thank Huner W
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Time Above Water”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Some friendsrecommended checking this museum out while my wife and I were in the Keys on vacation. We are both divers but she originally had no interest in going. After bad weather cancelled our dive I talked her into going, and she loved it. If you have any interest in man's exploration of the oceans this is a must do.

Visited October 2012
Thank Jason L
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“nicely done!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I did not think i would enjoy this but it proved to be quite nice. I enjoyed the exhibits tremendously. it is well worth the time and inexpensive admission. we were fortunate enough to happen upon it on a night that there was a guest lecture being done and this was wonderful! it ended up being a highlight of the trip. though i feel i am knowledgeable I was blessed to learn a great deal more info. what a rare place!

Visited October 2012
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Stuart, Florida
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good palce to see diving history in the keys...”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Tour will take you about an hour or so. Worth your time. Wish they would expand the gift shop and see some treasure coins? Good for all ages and folks interested in diving history.

Visited September 2012
Thank Chuck H
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Islamorada, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed October 17, 2012

One of the most complete diving history displays I have ever seen. Excellent content and well displayed. A must do for anyone interested in diving. Some hands on displays. The diving helmet display was beautiful.

Visited October 2012
Thank Debra G
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